Sunday, 2 December 2012

drawer

the bed is almost done, I made a really soft matras and cushion and the blanket is from a beautiful fabric Mia gave me. The bed itself  (a cut off from this drawer) is hammered to the wall and has two bone legs. I remember as a child making doll's houses in cupboards and on bookshelves, mixing different sized furniture and carpets cut from magazines and self-made curtains  and clothes for the barbie dolls; alone, or with a friend, the story would unfold - like now - perhaps I'm still playing. The making and story-telling fell together, same now. 

9 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

this is so wonderful. that
diorama thing i have
here you have it so poignantly
oh my.
he will lie down and dream soon
when we are not looking.
i really love your mind.

saskia said...

it's important to me that he fits in the bed and that it is soft and warm, I know it doesnt 'really' matter, but to me it does

Mo Crow said...

oh I love your bird king and his story Saskia!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

it does.
it does really matter.

saskia said...

hi Mo, he is a darling and the story's growing
and yes Grace it does; he also needs some moss and soft feathers like a nest, and I want to weave a small carpet for him with the goat's wool

jude said...

oh i love this little story box. My brother used to make these and I hope I can find some of the photos... this is a great exercise in reducing stuff down to a where you can see it in perspective.

jude said...

oh i love this little story box. My brother used to make these and I hope I can find some of the photos... this is a great exercise in reducing stuff down to a where you can see it in perspective.

deemallon said...

how poignant... and agree that the softness and dimension of the bed DO matter. so, so moving.

saskia said...

good evening Jude: I would like to see those photo's
and hello to Dee: he is a rather special bird
it's weird, I feel responsible for him