Sunday, 15 May 2011

Shadows of the mind.........................

                                        Waiting for the train..............................


My embroidery on an old feed sack...I keep putting it down then doing a bit more.......................nearly finished

Shadows........ I find magical They are there...seen or unseen.... eclipses, moonshine, earth shine...... all can reflect our secret places becoming portals into our creative unconscious. This recess of our deeper consciousness hoards our dreams our imaginings from which we draw with effort and will the ideas to translate into our creations. My embroidered /beaded Blue bird sings now.... where once it was quiet just waiting in the dark, somewhere in my mind  .......................................

32 comments:

Vintage Jane said...

What beautiful words, musings to make us think ... I like ... x

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I love the way your mind thinks and the way your hands create.
Your blue bird is lovely...
:)

Ozma of Odds said...

...i simply adore the shadows of your mind and all the creative outpourings there of...
your vintage feedsack nightingale is BRILLIANTLY beautiful!!

xo, Rosemary

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynn,

I love the little bird it is amazing, your are very talented.

love Vickie xx

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The most beautiful bird.
The one at my window is jealous.

Vlaďka said...

Hello,
your sack is BEAUTIFUL ! I have for you great tip. You remove the rest by using oxalic acid !! Try it. It´s perfect..
bye Vlaďka

Sea Angels said...

Thank you Vlaka..but just this time I want to preserve the precious impurity's on the sac it has taken me a long long time to find this,....... I feel I want to say..'lifes not perfect , I am not perfect.... nor is my embroidery..xxx'
but your tip is most useful for future purchases many thanks xxxx

flowers on my table said...

Lovely words Lynn,you are very poetic in your language. The bluebird is stunning. Love Linda x

Annie said...

Love the shadows and your blue bird is lovely. I very much like the fabric you are using, the old feed sack. It's a beautiful way to recycle and preserve the art of past days of advertising.

Lesley Austin said...

Perhaps "half-perfect", a phrase I recently discovered at another Lynn's blog (in a Mary Oliver poem) and recognized for its truth.

Love to you,

Lesley

Martine said...

Beautiful little bird, amitié, Martine

Shirl said...

Beautiful x

vosges paris said...

They are... until you think you made the best picture ever and then see your own shadow right in the middle of it LOL

Kay said...

these words are just too achingly beautiful..i love the embroidery and how you have made the rusty marks part of the character of the bird...so clever...xx

The Cloth Shed said...

Beautiful sack and beautiful embroidery...I love the mix of textures.
Julie x

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

I just love this post and I love the embroidery of the bird - all enchanting.

Love to you
Diane.

My Spotty Pony said...

A beautiful post to cheer a grey monday morning. Your blue bird is exquisite...
Abby x

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

I just love this post and I love the embroidery of the bird - all enchanting.

Love to you
Diane.

Marie-Noëlle said...

What beautiful pictures and what beautiful words ! I discovered your blog about a month ago and I keep coming back to it but this is my first comment ever. I love the subtlety of the colours in the pictures that you take. The little blue bird is so delicate and I like to see that this old piece of fabric has been given a second life thanks to you ! I would be really happy if you allowed me to put a link with your blog on mine. Apart form the blog Manon 21 I have never seen a link to your blog on any other French blog ( Yes, I am from France ! ) Have a beautiful day ! Marie-Noëlle from "Marie et les agapanthes "

flowers on my table said...

Thankyou for your kind comments Lynn, yes we had a lovely party, thankyou. Have a lovely day! Love Linda x

Suzanne said...

Lyn your embroidery is exquisite (and your photos are ethereal- love that word)x

Ellen said...

This is beautiful Lynn...so pretty and magical.
I used a vintage flour bag for the pocket of the "Mother Dress".
Your shadow images are lovely too.

Love,
Ellen x

Maminka Girl - Loribeth said...

This embroidery is stunning. I am loving all the spottiness to it and the faded blue. xoo Loribeth

north pal said...

What an incredible and lovely bird. so graceful. Bestest,Denise

layers said...

I have always been drawn to the shadow side -- cast shadows on white houses for example- are really quite warm-- I actually prefer the edge of the shadow as it merges into the sunlight.. and I love the old wall where you are waiting for the train.

manon 21 said...

Ton oiseau est magnifiquement bien brodé,ton texte est magnifique même traduit....

Merci pour cela.

Belle journée

manon

les fifoles said...

Beautiful and so poetic! And talent everywhere!

Hugs. Anne

A time to dance said...

I love birds and this one is wonderful...clever you...

Georgina Goulsbra said...

I have just discovered your beautiful blog! <3 It is truly lovely I will be an avid reader from now on!

vicki said...

Hi Lynn- I love your shadow pictures- they are beautiful. I love taking shadow pictures when I walk the beach--

Your bluebird is simply exquisite- I love how you added the little sequins- just the right touch. The feed sack is perfection- little rusty bits and all- a truly wonderful project. You are always making something beautiful!
Vicki

blue sky butterfly studio said...

Wow, this is STUNNING!

blue sky butterfly studio said...

Wow, this is STUNNING!