Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Going Backwards

Don't look back.
Never look back.
Don't revisit the past.
That's what they say.

But I say...
Sometimes looking back is ok.
Sometimes going backward is ok.

As much as I love the new things I make and do, the vintage book page wreaths and the assemblage jewelry, a part of me longs to go back and be inspired by naive artwork of the 18th and 19th centuries...again, and feel the slight tension as I pull threads through wool and linen... again. I want to go back and paint whimsical frakturs and then use those paintings as patterns for wool applique designs and hand stitch and make something that connects to the past.

I haven't tried embroidery since it was so painful a year ago. My hands and fingers ache as I type this, but I am determined to try once more.
Fingers crossed... oops, better not... that hurts, too! 

I hope you will come back once in a while and see how it's going... even if it's going backwards... in time. :)

Take care and God bless,

P.S. I will continue making my paper whimsies and jewelry... I love those too much to stop! ♥


  1. One gentle stitch at a time. Take it slow and carefully. Follow your heart.
    Wishing you pain-free days Lana ...