I do love my daily calendar image, from the art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This painting is for today, and in my studio, I gathered my handmade felt and thrums of my handspun yarn….haven’t made anything yet. Just letting it all speak to me as I continue making the HeartFelt(ed)s, those wee ornaments that beautify and brighten up any space, any mood, any day…..
Realize that I am running out of sheets of my own felt to make the ornaments, so handfelted another four this past week. Good upper body exercise, I say:-) Also finished another 7 Squares Scarf, and yes, made more of the HeartFelt(ed) ornaments…They are all keeping me very busy.
a new batch of HeartFelt(ed) fish, hearts, and birds have just landed at the Museum Shop at the New Brunswick Museum. Ready to help you decorate your tree, or wall, or wherever you want and need some colour and whimsy….
Have a few orders for some scarves, and these are some of the yarns and colours that are tickling my fancy….understated but very sultry browns, greys, and blues, with a pop of copper and rust. Will do some playing and then decide on a warp or two.
I love these scarves, playing with the number 7, and the fact they are woven on the bias so they ripple and dance once completed. Very colourful, very lively, just perfect for very cold Canadian winters.
So I have this wonderful book about textiles around the world, a resource book for me that I look at — longingly and lovingly — every so often. Was using it as a weight while trimming the latest scarves off the loom, and realized just how much it has seemingly influenced my work. That, or the wonderful textiles I have amassed over the years from around the world. At any rate, the influence is seeping into my work, which delights me! Yes, those are my scarves to the left of the book.