Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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! ♥
Posted by Lana Manis