Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Xmas decorations, a recipe

Recipe for lovely Xmas decorations:

- Ask your partner to go out for a romantic walk (make sure you have a Swiss knife in your bag, just in case)

- Locate a suitable spot with view/panorama etc...(possibly with plenty of dead branches/trees around)

- Enjoy the view together

- Now convince your partner to collect the most beautiful branches you've ever seen (trim the long ones with the Swiss knife if you need)

- Wait until he manages to get them all in the car (of course beauty spot is far from home/studio)

- Once at home decorate with felt baubles. Et voilà!

Next: how to make felt baubles

Thursday, December 06, 2007

and more!

I adore this watercolours by Silvia Codignola - I saw them for the first time at Il Basilisco art gallery, owned by another Silvia - and they have been within me since then. I love their colours and the incredible sense of peace they emanate.
Something to add to my wish list....

More info on Silvia Codignola here

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

buy handmade!


Per Natale quest'anno (in effetti in qualsiasi periodo dell'anno!) sarebbe bello che le persone acquistassero i loro regali da persone che creano oggetti con le loro mani. Comprare qualcosa fatto a mano vuol dire possedere qualcosa di unico, che ha una storia e che parla della persona che lo ha creato. E significa anche distinguersi dalla massa!
Supportiamo gli artigiani artisti, soprattutto i tessitori!

This year it would be nice if people bought their Xmas presents from artisans/crafters: buying handmade means getting something unique and special, that tells a story about the person who created it. It's also a way to be original!
Lets support artist/crafters/artisans, and above all handweavers!

and now some tasters from etsy:

lovely cushion from joom

another lovely cushion from absoluut (anybody noticed I am into cushions recently?)

a ring for my wish list from lunatic art

and cute wristwarmers from winsomeandsaucy

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Wish list

Another month has literally disappeared and it's already December - I have to say that handweaving an item is not something you can expect to finish off in a few hours or even days.
It takes time.
Sometimes I feel like I am living in a parallel universe where time drips away at a different pace - until I re-emerge from my studio and find out that the world is spinning faster than before.
Nonetheless, I have to admit that I find comfort in my "warp zone" - it's where I find the time to create, the time to get more ideas and the time to meditate.