After months of only creating works digitally, I’ve been longing to make something that lives beyond my computer screen. This collage combines a drawing inspired by a taxidermy butterfly with some of my favorite threads and a scrap of fabric left over from my projects in Bolivia. I love the faded colors (which might not translate so well on screen, unfortunately) and the beautiful mess that always occurs on the back of an embroidery.
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If you’ve had an eye on anything in my shop, now is a great time to grab a few gifts (and perhaps a treat for yourself). For the rest of this week, use code HOLIDAY2010 when placing an order through my etsy shop to get 20% off any order (valid until next Monday the 20th). I have most items in stock (will ship immediately), and anything that I’ve run out of will ship Monday the 20th at the latest. Which is conveniently the USPS holiday shipping cut off date (for U.S.) ! Ah, and I almost forgot to mention- I’m also including a free bird ornament with any fabric item purchase.
I hope this helps you cross some lines off your to-do list. Hope you have a peaceful week!
This Saturday was such a perfect day for a sidewalk sale! The weather was beautiful and it was so great to meet and chat with so many people. I’ve stocked my etsy store with some new things and am working on getting ready for the rest of the season- look for my work at this year’s Craftland Holiday Show as well as Bazaar Bizarre in Boston.
Here are two photos I snapped before things got busy, and the last two by risd president John Maeda.
I have been spending a lot of time lately searching through old photographs, digging through my family’s collections and diving even deeper into vast online archives. While I’m not sure exactly what has prompted this recent binge, it reminds me of the hours I spent as a child engrossed in the stories of how life used to be. Now, I’m enjoying taking these snapshots and giving them a new life.
For this piece I started with a pencil drawing of the boy carrying a wheelbarrow. After experimenting with a few colors digitally, I mixed a perfect shade of mint and painted a background directly onto some linen. Over the weekend I stitched some fabric clouds over the paint, and when everything was finished I combined all the separate elements digitally. I am so glad to live in a time when technology allows me to combine my favorite mediums this way!
I hope you like my newest experiment; I’d love to hear what you think! And if you have a spot on your wall just waiting for this fellow, you can find him in my store.