i think this print by linocutboy pretty much is perfect. i think the message is fantastic, and i would love to have it hanging in my studio as a reminder to stop being so hard on myself.
i am so very excited to share my latest etsy find with you... a beautiful new shop called slowowl.
this is my 3rd post about embroidered art in the past week... i think it's safe to say i'm obsessed! i'm sorry if you're getting sick of all this embroidery, but sarah-jane cook's forgotten fragments series just has to be seen.
the series is comprised of hand stitched doilies featuring found notes and lists... from quick messages to loved ones, to grocery shopping lists, to seemingly incoherent lists of random words and markings.
other people's discarded notes have become a kind of cultural phenomenon (check out passive aggressive notes and grocerylists.org to see what i'm talking about), and i always find them interesting to read... sometimes amusing, sometimes touching, and other times horrifying.
i think sara-jane's doilies are a great new interpretation of these discarded notes... she takes these "forgotten fragments" and transforms them into heirlooms to be passed down, memories to be cherished forever. a very interesting idea and a lovely execution.
so sorry for the lack of posts lately... it's been a frustrating week involving a bunch of issues with the apartment and some not so great news. but i made it through the week and now i'm off to the poconos to enjoy a nice little weekend getaway with friends. the timing couldn't be better... i really need a vacation!