Tags: craft, embroidery, felt bookmark, Four Agreements, Religion and Spirituality
Today I went to the library to pick up a book I always wanted to read, Los Cuatro Acuerdos (The Four Agreements), a guide to achieve personal freedom and happiness. The author, shamanic teacher and healer Miguel Ruiz presents four lifestyle commitments that can transform life into the realization of your own personal dream. I can’t wait to start reading it!
For Day 6 of 30DoC, I made a embroidered felt bookmark.
“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.”
— Edward de Bono
Tags: cross-stitched vogue, embroidery, inge jacobsen
Wow! Ohhhh! Wow!
These will be the words coming out of your mouth when you see the work of artist Inge Jacobsen.
Exploring the concept of “objectness” of a photography, she transformed the covers of Vogue magazine in pieces of art, cross stitching them with incredible realism ad expressiveness. As she states: ” By bringing the surface of the image to the attention of the viewer I want them to acknowledge the pieces as objects rather than just images. It seems appropriate to do so using fashion magazines as women are often objectified within them. I believe the same is also true of porn, and I try to explore this using sewing and embroidery which is largely seen as a feminine craft. The work has political connotations whilst allowing the viewer to decide whether the work is a critique of the fashion industry or pornography or something more celebratory. I would also hope that the viewer might see an element of humour in the work.”
Found via designboom