words are on my mind these days
words and letters...
book-binding, calligraphy, monograms - they are all calling to me
there isn't time at the moment for all three so i am contenting myself with a little calligraphy in my embroidery...
the top left corner of this piece has been a mystery since i laid the first pieces of lace
which is pretty much why it's still a big, yawning expanse of white... what to do, what to do, echoing through my mind like a mantra
stars abound on this piece so it made sense to me to put it in blue and white...
the sketch above is the start - what i think i'll do.... embroidery for the thin lines, appliqued fabric for the thick parts
and then more embroidery in the background - that's the part i'm not sure of, which is why i haven't attempted to sketch anything more than the basics
in my usual fashion, i'll do what i'm sure of first and hope for divine inspiration for the rest
that's how it usually work for me - i begin, and then the ideas start to flow
and this white space will be empty no more
in the meanwhile, i'm satisfying my monogram obsession by looking at this pretty...
a monogrammed napkin, given to me by my friend Vi
every now and again she spoils me with a beautiful tidbit
this is the finest yet - what a beautiful treat it is!
and when the sale is over i'm going to dig out an empty sketchbook and play the days away...