Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Shell-abration

The rain is pouring down outside and I'm inside reflecting on shells, sand and surf.

The Shell Reflections Collection Box has spilled all over the table.


And beads, shells, ribbons and threads have begun their conversation...
 

I suppose I am their translator...trying to capture their message with my needle...


While reflecting on our ritual of seeking, stooping and collecting shells.

It feels good to be underway.

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day...

I loved this talk on TED "If I Should Have a Daughter...", a poetry performance by Sarah Key.  She's quite a talented young woman.  Enjoy.

14 comments:

Catherine said...

Ooohhhh.....so pretty. The colors and textures ~ I'm anxious to see you bring them to life!
Thanks for the link ~ she was an amazing speaker.

Heather M. said...

I work the same way - gathering all the threads, beads, ribbons, etc., that I think might work in my project. Then I choose as I go along, auditioning things as needed. Many never make it onto the embroidery but I like to have them there, just in case.

My Mother's Day was great, but with an interesting twist - a little excitement, a little drama and a little tragedy. I wrote about it here:

http://inlovewiththreads.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/never-say-i-dont-show-you-a-good-time/

Anonymous said...

Oh my, all those lovely colors. I could just curl up in them. Can't wait to see this come to life. Thanks so much for all that you share with us. Suzie in Idaho

FlowerLady said...

Oh my, these colors are wonderful. More than that ~ but I don't know how to put what I feel into words. This piece of yours is going to be amazing. I can hardly wait to see it.

FlowerLady

Cassandra and Alex said...

That coral is particularly inspiring! Thanks for sharing :)
–Cassandra

Suztats said...

Looking so forward to seeing your new creation. I can imagine butterscoth thread weaving through the bleached whites and sand tones. Imagining how you'll make shellscapes. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Saturday Sequins said...

Oh, look at all those goodies! I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Gathering the "ingredients" for a piece is such a fun part of the design process, isn't it? It's like at that point, anything is possible!

Stitching Noni said...

Wow! What gorgeous colours and things you have collected all together.... I can't wait to see how you "translate" these little pieces into one. It will be stunning that much I do believe! Can't wait!

http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/

Miriam said...

Love the soft coral colours in all your treasures.

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day too. :)

Mirabilys said...

Such beautiful "ingredients"... can't wait to see the delicious recipe you will serve ;-)

Lorraine said...

Love to watch your process as a project unfolds.

maire said...

Just loved the poet and her performance!!! Looking forward to seeing your shell project develop--I'm an old shell collector myself!!! Maire

Createology said...

Your gathered supplies are simply Shellicious. The colors so dreamy and soft. Oh how your inspiration must be in hyper-drive. Stunning dear...

Rachel said...

What a lovely collection of supplies!

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