Greetings from the studio…2019

Studio news/blog

Yikes, already 11 days into the new year, but for me the ‘new year’ officially starts when the children goes back to school. It allows for some quiet contemplative time in the studio.

Usually I try not to make new years resolutions, but with that said, this year I aim to spend more time in the garden,

“Om grond te eet is goed vir sooibrand/ eating dirt is good for heartburn” Embroidery on rubber – Private collection

and focus on cultivating a good posture while working.  Also to practice more yoga and to breathe deep.

“Vanity is becoming a nuisance; I can see why women give it up, eventually. But I’m not ready for that yet” – quote from the book Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

I wish you all a prosperous 2019!

and remember:

“Your craziness is another’s reality” embroidered rubber – Private collection

 

 

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Artcrush: Graveyard quilt

Artcrush

I adore this quilt made by a woman in Kentucky back in 1839 to help her deal with the grief over the death of her two young sons.

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She stitched a series of fabric coffins around the quilt’s edge with the names of her family on them and unpicked them one by one as the people died….

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re-sewing the coffins at the centre inside a graveyard.

Art-therapy at its best?