Saturday, September 04, 2010
a wee bit of fame
Do go visit Romance Bandits
Barbara Monajem has written a book titled 'Tastes of Love and Evil" and she tells me she was inspired by my garments which were in Quilting Arts #9. I am so flattered and even more so to be mentioned along with Elizabeth 1. I adore the Elizabethan period and have immersed myself in the history and music and literature of that period for a long time - and been inspired by the costumes in my work so I am incredibly honoured that I could inspire someone. Thanks Barbara and I will just have to get hold of your book.
This was the first art to wear garment I made - loads of silk paper making and twin needling and working on Romeo. These days she lives in the elements guarding my studio.
We woke this morning to the news of the earthquake in Christchurch. So lucky that noone has been killed. We only flew out on Wednesday. We have been waiting for many years for a big earthquake but always thought it would be in Wellington not Christchurch. You just never know.