Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Flowers on Silk
This is a bag I made over the summer. It has hand embroidered pink flowers on white silk. It is a reminder of the love I have for my work and for the ability to lose myself in my work. I worked on my turtle purse which is coming to a close in the next few days. I wasn't in the mood today to sew the handle onto the new knit bag, maybe tomorrow. Pictures will be coming soon.
I was working on a new artist statement which I am not ready to reveal quite yet and I realized how much my work has evolved and I have evolved over the last year. There were glimpses in the past of what I was capable of and how my soul felt while I was working but I was never able to put the two together. I say this a lot but I never knew I was an artist and I had something to self express until I allowed myself to become an artist. I read on another blog that art is rather painful because it brings us closer to God then we are ready for. It shows us how close we can be and that knowledge is painful. I'm paraphrasing so if you would like to read the lovely way it was written you can find it here http://sybilarchibald.com/blog/. Using my own word it's rather strange to be close to 50(and no I will not tell you how close) and not know what you are capable of and how joyous that makes you feel.
I think I've written enough for today, if you should ever be interested in purchasing any of my work just email me and I will be sure to get back to you quickly!