Life's Journey is a mural of Threads.

The threads of my mural are influenced by my spiritual practices, personal values, the love of friends, and special people that have been my guides. They are strengthened by my husband's love and support. The colors are brilliant with the influence of my enthusiasm for continued exploration for meaning and truth.

My threads will continue to weave their unique patterns as I explore life's roads, paths, alleys, and avenues. My beliefs will provide many hues as I continue search for a personal meaning of my existence. Artistic challenges and accomplishments will add the sparkle!

The colors radiate the pulse of my life. There is a rhythm to the design. I have danced, whirled and twirled, even stumbled, but, I do have style!

I am excited about sharing the developing design with you through this Blog.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Chain of Hearts

"A Cup of Tea" offers hand embroidery with a quote, "Each cup of Tea Represents an Imaginary Voyage" -C. Douzel. Two vintage fabrics with teacups are complimented with a contemporary rose print. A vintage pressed scalloped button and a charming old photo-transparency of a lady sitting on the edge of the tea cup. It measures 6 x 6.

This Heart is machine embroidered with a decorative stitch around the parameter. The focal point is this awesome photo of a deco woman draped in tulips..this is created with dual transparencies. A lacy pink bow and a vintage tiny green button complete this very uniquely created heart.
"Love Lyrics" is the title of the book the beautiful reclined woman reads. The quote, "Tea and Books...Hmmm, Two of Life's Exquisite Pleasures That Bring Near-Bliss." The background fabric is a decorative tea-theme from Australia. The composition is complete with a clear faceted button. Hand embroidery is done on the pieces with a machine design around the edges. This heart measures 6 x 6. "People" This next Heart uses two interesting fabrics. "Step by Step" by Alexander Henry. This simple, yet complex graphic style offers illusionary steps brought to life with silhouettes . "In Crowd" is another fabric design by Alexander Henry. A retro print of 50's 60's faces. This is an 2006 out-of-print design. The large vintage button (almost 2 inches) complete this Heart.
The Hearts are for trade in the Yahoo Group Chain of Hearts. If you are interested in purchasing one please email me. They are ideal to enhance a dress, shirt, or a jacket. The Hearts can also be used to enhance many of your accessories; a scarf, a bag, or even a chapeau...

1 comment:

  1. Jan,
    These are all absolutely delightful! I love them all. You have a knack for giving all your creations an added dimenosion. Just stunning!