Archive for the ‘embroidering’ Category

What I like at the end of Q3 (in school time units)

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Some imagery I’m into these days. I don’t feel I have get my inspiration from a single art form, or even from art itself (I get a lot of inspiration from conversations between strangers for example), so this is just a tiny little hint of what I like, with the focus on stuff that’s not too old.

Cliff - Anna Bjerger

Cliff - Anna Bjerger

All tv's are on - Justin Wijers

All tv's are on - Justin Wijers

Lil Kim by Dana Lixenberg

Li'l Kim by Dana Lixenberg

Puberty - Takashi Iwasaki

Puberty - Takashi Iwasaki

Man en schuur (?) - Alex van Warmerdam

Man en schuur (?) - Alex van Warmerdam

Beach house, Shellness, Isle of Sheppey, England

Beach house, Shellness, Isle of Sheppey, England - by plasticfantastic on Flickr

My fascination for pictures by William Eggleston is fading away. So I didn’t include one of his photos. In pursuit of some nice shots of my own I visited a small patch of allotments (had to look up that word, never heard of it before but I guess it is the correct translation of ‘volkstuintjes’, though I think sites like that are very region specific) and within five minutes one of the owners wanted to know ‘who I worked for’. I noticed people don’t trust you when you’re carrying a camera around in public. I don’t like that, but I guess it’s not their fault, or mine either.

blue and green squares

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

The progress of embroidering

I have a new hobby, I think I can say that after spending the entire day on embroidering the tiniest little shitty bit on a chair yesterday. If it wasn’t supposed to be my new hobby I would’ve quit after half an hour probably.

floss on chair

It turns out that embroidering is cool, omnipotent and infinitely expandable. The downside is it’s habit to eat more time than you’re willing to feed it. Because it seems like you can get results very fast you don’t want to quit when no result has been achieved yet, and results actually take a LOT of time. Not as much as with knitting but at least with knitting you’re prepared for it. I made this design on a chair with a great tweedy texture that screamed for decoration, even though the chair was very pretty in it’s own right. This is the chair.

chair being embellished

Hmm, I didn’t notice the yellow stain near the head area yet, the ultra flash on my camera must have detected them. Well, it’s a second hand chair, and sometimes they come with stains that you see when you take a picture of them with flash, so be it.