This week it seems the word rose has become the theme. I have been receiving stories from generous souls for an upcoming project I'll be working on. I'm not actually supposed to be working on it yet. I am supposed to be finishing up pieces for upcoming shows and submissions. I read a story from a woman called Rose that immediately created an image in my head so I took a break from what I should be doing to create this little study. Rose does beautiful embroidery work which can be seen here . The piece called Umbrella Man from her invention series is my favorite.
I took the patterns I created to make the piece above to do this little number in my sketchbook. Though I think this was born out of procrastination rather than inspiration.
This leads me to the next rose. I had a beautiful sketchbook made by Erica of the shop Odelae and it is called Old World Rose.
|old world rose|
I requested the beautiful weaving on the spine. It reminds me of the antique hand woven linen I use in much of my work. I love the smell of the leather and paper together. Actually I love everything about it.
I am still collecting stories for my project that will eventually become a book. If you are interested in participating more information can be found here.