So I’ve been absent. I’d explain, but once I start talking I can’t stop. So here’s my last embroidery series instead.
As Kurt Vonnegut once wisely said “A plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit.” So, for my last piece of work at Swindon College- I decided to attempt that.
I asked around for five little things that make life worth living. I came up with phonecalls from friends, the sound of nearby ice cream vans, fridge magnet letters, nice biscuits and warm, cozy, stripey socks.
I satin stitched a little picture of each item.
Before surrounding it with a little back stitched ditty, with cross stitch emphasis on words, to help the viewer read it how i’d like them to.
Then I blanket stitched it onto a kitschy homely/floral fabric background.
Then I mounted it in a tacky gold frame to finish the whole thing off.
I got a merit for the whole year, which whilst a little disappointing, is still something to be proud of… and now I’ve got the Royal School of Needlework to look forward to… and of course a life full of phonecalls from friends, sounds of nearby ice cream vans, warm socks, nice biscuits and fridge magnet letters. Bliss.
I won’t leave you without post for so long next time.