Meanwhile, over on Facebook, I was nominated for ArtChain, a challenge that's been going around. The deal is that you agree to post 3 images related to your art every day for five days. You also need to pass the torch and nominate others to do so. What a fun thing! I decided to share my images here on the blog as well. Thank you Nell Burns of Nells Embroidery for the nomination! I have links to her pages at the ed of this post, so stay tuned...
This is a 'selfie' - a simple black and white image of my first evening with a drop spindle. There's something I love so much about seeing hands working. I remember sitting in a guild meeting where one woman worked on a little art quilt at our table, right across from me. I don't even recall what the presentation was about. I do remember how much I enjoyed watching her hands poke the needle in and out, drawing the tiny thread with it. (Am I weird?) I enjoyed it so much. I think I'm so busy watching my own work, that I forget how wonderful it is to just observe an artist's hands.
I realize this image isn't that old, but I really like it, and thought I would show it again. It's based on a scene overlooking the Saskatchewan River in Autumn. I was in the darn, but the setting sun behind me just lit up the facing bank. It was glorious! This was a commission that went to Australia. (p.s. Happy Australia Day!)
No, it's not my art. But it's the result of a series of workshops at the Children's Discovery Museum last year. I had tables set up for young ones of all ages to embroider their own 'wish flag' which was based on the idea of Tibetan Prayer Flags. You can see a section in the background. For those who where done early or were not interested in participating, I had my bicycle in the room and invited the kids to embellish it. I LOVE WHAT THEY DID!! I had piles of fabric strips and loads of scraps and yarns. They had so much fun. You can just see the joy in this spin off of 'yarn bombing'. I still have it in my garage, unable to undress it. I adore my bike like this!
I hope you enjoy my week of this challenge. It will be like five days of 'Sunday Snapshots' and 'Things I Love Thursday' combined.
Thank you Nell! You can find her under 'Nells Embroidery' on Facebook here, and her gorgeous Etsy shop here.
Have a beautiful day!