August 28, 2010

Wormhole.
















Happy weekend everybody :-)
look here too

August 26, 2010

Two more.








Two more embroideries from the wormhole series









Rain :(

August 23, 2010

Monday.









1. the Cottingley Fairies
2. my kitchen in the evening sun
3. the Casablanca Clouter


Sweet Dreams :-)

August 20, 2010

Wormhole.













Working on the wormhole series again; I will show
more detailed photos when the work is done.

photo 4 is my new loom, up to now only another piece
of furniture in the house; by the way, the bed is
still in my livingroom, but I don't bother anymore,
playing comes first is my motto :-)
Happy weekend everybody!

August 17, 2010

Edgard Tytgat.



Do you remember my Little Red Riding Hood post?
Photo 1-3-8 come from the series:
' QuelQues Images de la Vie d'un Artiste' 1917
Photo 6 is Edgard and his wife Maria on vacation in 1929



from the series 'Carrousels et Baraques'





woodcut, Carrousels et Baraques






from the series 'Le Lendemain de la Saint-Nicolas'





'Invitation au Paradis' 1922
wood -and linocut.
The images come from the book:

August 14, 2010

Softies.






This cute fly was keeping me company while making
another smyrna cushion; she was very relaxed and
not at all pushy, actually I liked her.
When I was a kid, I had a similar fly in my collection,
although I remember her with a fully translucent abdomen;
could be my childlike imagination :-)
Anyway, I got help from an expert who suggested this fly was
likely the volucella pellucens, and yes, it was her!

By the way, I collected insects when I was a young girl
and I have to admit, the urge is still there to go and find
me an empty jar when I see a beauty like this,
lucky for her I was to busy with the cushion :-)










Happy weekend everybody!

August 11, 2010

Hexagons the Japanese way.






My mom once taught me how to make a hexagon
patchwork with those little cardboards inside;
but now I tried it the Japanese way, it is so much easier!











The instructions come from this book.



Good luck :-)

August 08, 2010

About the Essex.













I was looking for some information about the Essex,
the whaleship who was attacked and sunk by a
sperm whale in the Pacific Ocean in 1820.
Herman Melville based his novel 'Moby-Dick'
on this incident but the real story is even more
horrible, look here too.
The Essex was a normal whaling ship of the early
1800s; it was 26m long and had 3masts; it also
carried five smaller whaling boats.
The drawing on the top comes from the notebook
of Thomas Nickerson, the cabin boy of the Essex;
his account was found in the 1960s and is called:
The Loss of the Ship Essex Sunk by a Whale and
the Ordeal of the Crew in Open Boats.
The writing below the drawing says:
"Here lay our beautiful ship, a floating and dismal
wreck"
It's gonna be difficult for me to offer a nice story for
the Age of Discovery project; could be I'll make one
with an happy ending for both the whale and the ship :-)
The second photo is me on my 'deck'.
I could have said something like "There might be
a sea over there, behind those buildings" but I
didn't, it was my sister who came up with that idea.
I aged the photo here, found via Fine Little Day.
The beautiful Japanese watercolor of a whaler comes from here.
The press cutting is the Far West, that's not a whaler,
but I liked the photo.
Good Night and Sweet Dreams!

August 02, 2010

Thank you!!!




I'm so glad for the many responses on my
Metropolis project, thanks a lot everybody!
I was making this series for a project I'm participating
in September; I will tell you more about it later.
My webshop is somewhat delayed now, I'm sorry for that.
Too much work with the project.

Giant mushroom in my backyard :-)