yeah, i like stars
but i think even i've hit the saturation point these past few days
looking forward to moving on to something else - i have a strange hankering to draw mushrooms
fanciful mushrooms... the red ones with white spots, and other wonderful ones...
but in the meanwhile, here is the end of my little galaxy i have been working on
the piece above began sometime way back in the spring or summer, and i have slowly added to it, bit by bit
there was a great, yawning open space at the top left that begged for something interesting
nothing interesting came to mind until one day i had the idea to try my hand at embroidered calligraphy
inspired by all the monograms i have been drooling over of late
but more with fabric than with thread
I found an "s" design online and added the star detail to the strike-through
incorporating them into the other letters as well
continuity and all that
i like what it adds to the design - in hindsight i wish i had beefed up the smaller letters, either with a stronger colour of thread, or more strands
but it is what it is and i am done with fiddling with it
this happens to have been the fiddliest thing i have done in many moons
trying to get the letters straight
i could have kept adding little stars here and there and everywhere
and on a final starry note...
the star books are finished
i love this style of book-binding!
my first time trying it and i am hooked
(yep, i've already ordered more book-board and waxed twine)
i am a junkie and paper is my fix
but aren't they just so cool?
the binding is only half the fun - decorating the pages is the best part
this is most definitely, positively a technique i will be back at in the near future
but i can assure you, the book may make a star shape when opened, but there won't be a twinkle anywhere to be found inside...
and... if you're a fan of karen at todolwen blog, she changed her web address and can now be found here:
if you've never been, you really must visit her... she has the most wonderful tutorials, and is a very gifted artist... inspiring, kind and a wonderful spirit
and a talent for turning "old to new"