Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Grab hold of your bootstraps

And pull like hell,
'til gravity feels sorry for you,
And lets you go
As if you lack the proper chemicals to know
The way it felt the last time you let yourself
Fall this low

- Andrew Bird, Armchairs

Lots on my mind at the moment - it's been an interesting year so far.
But today at least, this is what is making me happy...

... good music, a new canvas, too many cups of coffee, oil pastels.

I have lots and lots of projects on the go right now, and on top of them all I just started a new blanket. Why? I don't really know! Just because of this pattern in a beautiful Japanese crochet book I found on etsy.

I'm getting work ready for this exhibition again this year, and my bookcase is becoming home to a small forest of trees.

I'm loving these vintage map paper cranes I shared in a previous post (not counting toward the 1000, by the way - just some more "just becauses")

... and experimenting with getting some prints made of my work. Very happy with these vibrant giclee prints from The Canvas Studio.

And last, but not least, spending way too much time on flickr. I nearly fell off my chair a week or two ago when this little photo of my crochet experiments made no. 1 in Explore! It seems that flickr loves crochet, and I'm not the only one to be appreciating the art of craft lately :)

I had to take a screenshot to immortalise the moment, but amazingly it was still there last time I checked.


"Never Knew" said...

Wow, your artwork looks amazing! What a lot of time and effort you must put in. Congrats on Explore - I'll go and have a look for it now. :-)

Caz from Never Knew

Serene Ho said...

Amazingly beautiful!

Sami said...

Your art takes my breath away!!! Simply delightful <3