Bright sun and warmth on the hills, a day like this is a gift. I worked in the garden this morning, a lot of cleaning to do at this time. Flowers blooming everywhere one looks.
My favorite photos are close-ups, especially close-ups of the hearts of flowers and the complicated heart of hellebores fascinate me i acknowledge.
This camellia, perfect mandala.
I can't resist to share this quote from Eckhart Tolle :"Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human consciousness." E.Tolle A New Earth
I realized recently that i never showed you the stamps i make with foam, they are very easy to do and i use them in many works.
I first draw my pattern on paper then transfer it on the foam with tracing paper. I cut the pattern out and lastly glue it down on foamboard.
I don't create only animals or vegetal stamps. I like to make abstract patterns too.
I use them a lot in an altered book where i express my love of animals and nature.
If you want to give a try at handmade stamps, mixed media artist Tracy Bunkers published an excellent book some years ago: "Print and Stamp" 52 ideas for handmade, upcycled print tools"
where she shows how to print and stamp with ordinary stuff we have at hand: rubber bands, garden knilling cushion,paper clips... My next step in creating handmade stamp is to teach myself how to carve them. More to come!
I send you peaceful thoughts friends, may you be well and at ease. Namasté
lundi 27 mars 2017
jeudi 23 mars 2017
March is quite over and it's been a strange month, full of ups and downs and i chose to keep in mind only the things that lightened it: the visit of a dear friend i hadn't seen for almost three years, and a nice trip in Brittany last week during a warm and sunny day with another friend.
This is the bay of Cancale and in general one can see the mount Saint-Michel from there but this day there was a light fog so, no view of the mount alas.
But instead of going to Cancale that we already visited several times, we headed toward Port Mer, a lovely village close to Cancale and this was a pure delight!The beach is small and circled with big rocks, typical from Brittany.
On the creative front, not much happened this month, just some sewing. One day, i felt the urge to sew a labyrinth in a textile book i began some months ago and it took a moment before i understood why this urge: because of difficult choices i felt as if i was at a crossroads and couldn't choose which way i would take. Sewing didn't bring the answer but was soothing and i am grateful for that.Looking at the picture now, i realize that the two scraps of fabric i added probably represent the obstacles i have to face, but when i saw them, i didn't know why i absolutely wanted to add them.
I will end this post with small hearts i saw last month , a small project i had in mind for a while; i needed the hearts to hang on branches i painted in white and hanged on a wall. I acknowledge i do like the result. For the hearts i used my favorite piece of white bed sheet and stamped on it with acrylic paint.
I wish you peace wherever you are and i will let you with this quote from Louise Bourgeois:
"The act of sewing is a process of emotional repair". So true!
Be well friends!