Monday, March 19, 2012

BLOOMSBURY GROUP AND OTHER INSPIRATIONS


I have been busy on my dragon cloth.

 If you look close you will see something up in the sky.
I like adding a surprise or something unexpected,
 to expand the imagination, to throw one of guard and to look closer.
What is really inspiring me today is this new book Bloomsbury Needlepoint book
 that my friend Ancient Cloth sent me.
A lovely book that describes a group of artist inspiring each other and the world at large.
 
The Bloomsbury Group — or Bloomsbury Set — was an enormously influential group of associated English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists[1], the best known members of which included Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey. This loose collective of friends and relatives lived, worked or studied together near Bloomsbury, London, during the first half of the 20th century. According to Ian Ousby, "although its members denied being a group in any formal sense, they were united by an abiding belief in the importance of the arts".[2] Their works and outlook deeply influenced literature, aesthetics, criticism, and economics as well as modern attitudes towards feminism, pacifism, and sexuality.[3]

 This wooden pencil holder feels so fragile but so beautiful.
This is the lush life.
I have a collection of cloths that Ancient Cloth has made for me.  
This latest one is called "Shrine" and is a wonderful addition.
I need to start creating borders and paths to connect these cloths together.
 Here is a close up.
Beautiful!!!! Thank you!!!!
(I think she has a lot of courage to used metalic thread to make french knots with.)

4 comments:

  1. Your dragon is quite wonderful! I cannot get what's in the sky you will have to tell me more please.
    And that holder for pens is awesome!
    Beautiful cloths and embroidery work too.

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  2. Hi Lynn, I posted a better picture of the sky in my next post.
    Thank you for visiting. I love to see your comments.

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  3. Ha ha! that metallic thread was tricky!
    I had to slow down while making those french knots and
    untangle the thread ; )
    I did not know that little wooden tube was a pencil holder lol!
    It just seemed like a secret document holder to me lol!
    (smiles) or a secret gift holder.
    xoxo <3

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  4. Love it!

    They are all so beautiful! :D

    They would make excellent Christmas presents!! :D

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