I recently discovered the brilliant British textile and mixed media artist Cathy Cullis. Her embroidery is poetic and truly beautiful. Today, inspired by her art work but also by circus clowns and old dolls I made a guardian angel. I made it out of my grandmother’s old linen pillow-case and then decorated it with vintage lace and vintage mother of pearl buttons. The face is an old photograph transferred to the fabric with decoupage coating.
The text on the wing says “Sov Du, Jag vakar” which in translation means “Sleep, I will watch over you” I plan to do a series of them….you just can`t have enough guardian angels in your life!
Today I also finished the felted piece I was working on as homage to my late uncle. I was a bit inspired by wall- hangings actually. He was a very keen bee-keeper so naturally it has a bee hive on it and an old air plane since he used to build the most fabulous model air planes. The embroidered flowers also came naturally because he was a real nature lover. The piece sort of made it self…..and it was something very soothing about seeing the embroidery grow under my fingers and remembering all the fun we had. I plan to give it to my mother.