May 29, 2006

Pollen Allergy



On Saturday some friends came to visit me and we sat outside for a while. This was enough to get one the workst pollen allergy reactions I've ever had! It's like having a terrible cold, an owfull running nose and itchy eyes...
Now it rains once more -like yesterday- and I'll read till I feel better (how many books will it take? :-))

May 26, 2006

A little test...

They seam to have read many things in my name "Sara"!!
You Are The Devil

You don't represent evil, but you do represent the animalistic side of humans.
You demonstrate what happens when we listen to our first instincts.
At times you tend to be materialistic and hedonistic, giving in to temptation.
Admit it, you're guilty of acting first - and forgetting to think later!

Your fortune:

Right now, you may be having a difficult time as a result of choices you have made.
You need to think about what's important in your life, and discover what chains you down.
It is the time to acknowledge your faults and take steps to overcome them.
It's also the time to let go of any fears or inhibitions that are holding you back.

The Lady of the Window



This lady hangs on one of my windows. It's the best place to see the cherry kernels I felted in her body... She has a golden leaf on the top and some embroidery.

May 20, 2006

the sun shines



Sun is shining but there is a more gloomy forecast for the next days. It's going to get colder. Today you cannot believe it!

A new beginning

I decided I must go back to Textiles as a Point Fixe in my life. This is something I cannot put aside, I cannot live without paints, needles, colours, fabric, all the paraphernalia of Textile Art.

I tried to take a rest of it and now it's time to follow my flow.

The problem I have is that I want to do something new. Too much time passed after I did my last big piece. I'm not sure at all that I want to work on big pieces any more... I must splitter my pieces and my thinking about them. I want to work on small -very small- pieces... I must have a serious talk with my Art one of these days, we must argue about all this stuff. I don't know if we are going to agree at the end. Nothing is forever, you don't have to agree to agree with what you have, you have to live with it .

You must work on the piece of fabric you have in the hand.

I couldn't resist this one!

You Are Lisa Simpson

A total child prodigy and super genius, you have the mind for world domination.

But you prefer world peace, Buddhism, and tofu dogs.

You will be remembered for: all your academic accomplishments

Your life philosophy: "I refuse to believe that everybody refuses to believe the truth"

Sketch book



I wanted these pages of my sketch book to give a little colour to the Blog!

New doll



I love doing dolls (the child in me!!:-))

May 18, 2006

New Pictures



I'm so happy!! After my former Website got lost in Cyber Space (with the help of one of my children...!!!) some time ago, now I could upload once more the pictures on my "My Pics" link.

Get a look at them, I'm going to put some on my blog every now and then.

My last big piece



This is the last work of my Tyvek series, I'm working in smaller pieces since.

It was my "meditation piece". After that I tried to live a more quiet life for some time but now I feel the "call" again so that I must get my hands at work!

Something to do if you have nothing to do:

Your French Name is:

VĂ©ronique Marc

May 16, 2006

Creative Tuesday



Today I had a rather creative day, I did this work, which is about 6"x8" (15cmx20cm) because I was thinking about the Narnia film my grandchildren saw yesterday. This evil Snow Queen was exactly what wanted to appear on my piece. So I invited her to come and stay.

May 15, 2006

What type are you?

You Have A Type B+ Personality

You're a pro at going with the flow
You love to kick back and take in everything life has to offer
A total joy to be around, people crave your stability.

While you're totally laid back, you can have bouts of hyperactivity.
Get into a project you love, and you won't stop until it's done
You're passionate - just selective about your passions

May 9, 2006

Sun, wind and perhaps some showers



I would like to sit in the garden but the wind is too strong. I'd rather sew something new if I can get rid of this computer!

Treasure Chests


Here you can see two treasure chests I made, I did them with embroidery on felt and non-wovens.

May 8, 2006

Strange mixture

This is getting all mixed up and is a pain for the eyes!!

I have to proceed now and do a mopping up! I'm going to start another blog for my country style things and leave this one for the other ones.

For the ones of you who like the country stuff, I'm going to put a Link on this Blog linking to the new one. It can take some time though...

Some more pictures



Now I took a couple of pictures of details of some wallhangings of mine which I want to share. I like to work with Tyvek and new materials, mostly non-woven ones. I did these some years ago, perhaps you know them already from an earlier homepage I have no more.

Another doll


I was looking for another picture for my blog and I only find some of my dolls, I must get serious about taking pictures of my other art works!

I always like making dolls to relax after more demanding textile pieces. They allow me not taking everything too serious and I can enjoy the making and the result of it!

Do you want your portrait to be done?

Who Should Paint You: Salvador Dali

You're a complex, intense creature who displays many layers.
There's no way a traditional portrait could ever capture you!

May 7, 2006

Country doll

I also make this kind of country dolls:

The idea is that everything changes in life, so that you don't have to get stuck in one kind of Art. If I feel like working with Contemporary Art I do so and if I feel like working with nature, friends, family, my surroundings, then I do so too. I don't think you are "less" if you do this kind of things.

I also considered choosing "Schizo-Phrenia" as my artist name so that I could do double exhibitions: half Contemporary Art (under Schizo), half Country (under Phrenia). But then I stopped exhibiting because I want to have more time for me and my Art. This is a strange thing to do because as an Artist you want to exhibit, but I don't feel the need to do it and I'm trying to live with very few needs so that my pension is enough for my basic needs.

My richess is the TIME I have to do everything I want to!! Now I can relish spending all this TIME working on anything I happen to wish at this moment, living really the moment with all my being. Isn't this the highest good in life? You don't depend from money and having to do things that sell, but you are allowed to be a child and play with materials just as you are feeling like today!!

Everything becomes a Meditation in a path of Awareness. First time in my life I'm happy and fulfilled!

Some art too!


And because this ought to be a blog about Textile Art too let us see something of this too!!
This is one of my most known wallhangings, made with Tyvek, with which I started a new trend in Middle Europe. Now I actually stopped doing this kind of work because I returned to nature and more homely things -also because of my country friends- so that I'm working in this other kind of things:

Have a nice Sunday


We are really having a sunny day, look at the picture of my garden!

May 6, 2006

This is a wonderful morning


I'm trying to put something more visual on my blog before imagining what I'm going to write first.
This is a picture of my terrace, I love all green after this oh so white winter!!

May 5, 2006

Blog's Birth

This ist the birth of a blog, it happens this moment, it happened a moment ago.