Artist,Homeschooling Mom of 2 girls.....Letting the art out through needles, thread and fabric on a daily basis. A personal challenge to create something every day for 365 days. Whether it be through fabric and thread, paint, pencil, ceramics, music, design or just plain enjoying the art and inspiration that is around us. Stopping to view the beauty not just smelling the roses but to take it ALL in and enjoy each day!
Scenes from My Sketchbook #9: Fascinated by Colcha
Some days you have to just let go of what you think is important for what is really important. This weekend were some of those days. My girls had a swim meet with the club they belong too meaning hub and I volunteered to help which translates to extreme exhaustion after spending 4 days in a hot pool with lots of noise and crowds. It is important for me to have these reminders of when I need to 'let go' of a schedule and allow myself time away from sewing and creating~it makes me come back fresher~that is after I have caught up on my sleep!
I am always checking out resources of hand embroidery from around the world. Colcha is one of those that can be found historically here in New Mexico. It is fascinating to see the folk art of animals and plants translated into stitched designs. The latest book I checked out of the library was 'New Mexico Colcha Embroidery' by Susan H. Ellis (it looks like it is way OOP, if you are looking for it check your library) and here are some of the designs I traced out for use on some upcoming napkins and aprons:
And yes I snuck a peek at an upcoming Taichi in here too. This one is gonna have you humming along.