Things You Leave Behind

February 28, 2011 § 2 Comments

I made this photogram using my two favorite necklaces, I wear them as often as I can. We are often told that a good measure of a person’s character is who they choose to surround themselves with, but what about the things they constantly carry? Why are, “what’s in my bag?” posts so popular on the internet? Could you tell who I am by the jewelry I wear daily? By that black sweater I insist on bringing everywhere? The hair pins I’ve forgotten on your dresser?

No one ever plans on disappearing, but we all move on here & there & we always leave some kind of trace. I wonder how the things we leave behind speak for us after we’re gone.

Advertisements

Swimming on Lace

February 25, 2011 § 4 Comments

When I made that last photogram, an afternoon meeting had been canceled & I decided to take advantage of the sun! I made this one with a shirt of mine & my school of fish pin. These are so fun to make! Cyanotype paper is a bit expensive in my opinion, but I do think it’s worth the price because just about everything you do on it looks beautiful. I love the contrast of the deep blue & white!

There’s another one I made that I’m quite fond of, but I will post it later as I would like to yammer about it for a bit.

Sampler

July 6, 2010 § 4 Comments


A long long long time ago, I was given this little embroidery sampler. Basically, the owner felt they would never complete it (or start actually) & decided that I probably would. For various reasons, it took me ages to finish this thing! It was my embroidering bane of existence for ages! Anyone I might have spoken with in the past has probably heard me mumbling on about this. Kind of large compared to anything else I’ve embroidered & quite detailed! In fact, this was what really made me want to start creating my own designs to embroider, I would never draw anything with this much detail! At any rate, I am very happy to have finished this little thing but am now wondering what I ought to do with the piece now.

Update

April 10, 2010 § 3 Comments

Last night I made another shadowbox, you can find it in the same place as the previous one


Shadowboxes

Generally when taking a snapshot of something, I am usually disappointed with the results because it just doesn’t capture what I was really thinking of at the moment. So with these shadowboxes, I am filling in with what my imagination saw using white paper cutouts. The last one was a bit like a nightmare & so I decided to make this one more of a dream.

Update

April 4, 2010 Comments Off on Update

Hooray for tiny projects! Here is an itty bitty embroidered version of an older painting of mine (which I think I have failed to post here)

Ugly Birds & Ugly Words (in stitches)

filed under the “miscellaneous” category as embroidery in my imagination is a different thing than sewing

Update

March 21, 2010 Comments Off on Update

It’s been quite some time since the last update!

Here are some newer things:

There’s no Such Thing as Gentlemen

Shadowbox

And I am having a great deal of nostalgia uploading these very very old things:

The first little drips that started me on forever staining carpets & clothes

The First Ugly Bird

The Second Ugly Bird

The Third Ugly Bird

And in sounds, I have very old songs that I wrote so long ago & am not even sure I remember how to play them.  They never did have titles, so I have named them by when that particular recording happened:

August 2007

September 2007

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing entries tagged with miscellaneous at Ugly Bird.