Sunday, September 18, 2011

A word portrait...


- that's what I call my stitched hangers.
I'm fascinated by the power of words and how a well-chosen word or words can encapsulate the essence of a person - or indeed a quality of a person.

This is the one I posted with close up details - and here it is in its entirety. Another hanger is awaiting a photo shoot and then these are ready to be listed in my Etsy shop. On this hanger I've used a favorite wise quote (if you can't read the text click on image to enlarge) and I kind of let the words dictate the composition. I recently got very inspired by these words used in a post by a dear friend

From now on I will tell you of new things,
of hidden things unknown to you.
They are created now, and not long ago;
you have not heard of them before today.
So you cannot say,
‘Yes, I knew of them.’
Isaiah 48:6-7

I love this idea of creating something that has not been created before - of something original fetched out of, well... a world unseen and unknown to us. As if a creative intelligence is just there awaiting translation.

These hangers will also be made available as custom order with a word or words to match the essence of the receiver.


  1. Beautiful, I love the layers, and the parchment, and the quote is so beautiful ,too- though very difficult to live by,so to speak- and then maybe not!
    Tak for dit sidste brev, jeg har villet skrive lige siden ,men der er hele tiden kommet ting imellem! Jeg kikkede også på din anden blog- og kender jo alle de misserable "mishandlede" katte.fra mine få besøg i Grækenland.
    Det er dejligt der er mennesker ,som dig, der gør en indsat- jeg skal love for der er forskel fra du finder dem-til de har fået mad i en periode.Det må være meget livsbekræftende at se.
    Her er det rigtig efterår nu-marken overfor mit vindue,er ved at blive pløjet- så mågerne flyver i hundredevis, derovre !!!
    Jeg bor på havsiden udenfor Gudhjem-så der er rigtig mange måger og andefugle her.
    Jeg håber din weekend er god-og ønsker dig en skøn ny uge på din -helt sikker -fantastiske græske ø.

  2. Oh, this is SO beautiful! I'm really excited that you started this blog and now we get more peeks at your stitching! Just can't wait to see more...