Saturday, 5 December 2015

a love song













 a completely hand-sewn cotton dress, 'tis in fact 'the Curlew dress' from the Merchant & Mills workbook I bought on holiday in Edinburgh last summer; it went from being pure white all-over to mauve waves at the bottom of the sleeves and the hems of the actual dress part after a night of having been partially plunged into the aluminium pan with avocado-peels, and I think an old walnut remnant plus coin-clamps, the clamps are all still in place around the neckline which is itself still submerged, so there's no telling what that looks like for the moment.
The Curlew dress is as I type, further developing in two pots: the lower half is now dipped in the copper pot, with apple twigs plus tea/onion fluids......I want to add depth to the first stains....this is all very exciting for me, I can hardly wait to take the dress out and let it reveal it's true colours. I'm hoping for what I like to call a landscape feel, and wearing it I will be walking in my self-created earth inspired attire. 

I couldn't be creating like this if I hadn't met the man I am now married to, as I wouldn't be living here with my own personal space, the studio.
I sometimes ask him 'oh my, what would you do if we hadn't met?'

'look for you' he says

so this song is for him







7 comments:

Mo Crow said...

what a beautiful dress full of love for process, life and your good man

Ms. said...

Oh my goodnes......how exciting.....and then the icing on your cake with the love of that man! Sweetest news of today.

Debbie said...

This dress looks so exciting and your idea of wearing the earth, how wonderful. I never thought of my leaf dyed clothes like that but of course if they were left on the ground its exactly where they would go eventually turning into earth themselves.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

such Great Luck you found eachother and can just go ahead with
creating your Live together instead of looking and looking...

and i LOVE the pic of the wicking from two pots....how it's getting
close to the meeting point...am so so looking forward to seeing
what happens...

this post is very loving and softens me today...

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

it's all connected, Mo

sweet Michelle, very sweet

what goes around comes around, Debbie, the circle of life.....

ha Grace, you don't strike me as someone who needs softening, however you alone know what goes on inside your head and heart, so excellent if this post manages to do that for you

handstories said...

This is a beautiful love filled post- from the outside in & the inside out.

Nancy said...

Ah, the landscape of our lives. Beautifully sweet. Hope I haven't missed seeing this on you.