Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Buttonhole Bag

Here is my first attempt at the ubiquitous buttonhole bag. It was easy and fun, went together in just a few hours. Made with a mystery hand spun, hand dyed yarn that has some angora in it and is ever so soft. I took advantage of a yarn sale at Big Lots! and bought eyelash and ribbon yarns for pennies, so added the eyelash here in hopes that it would pop when the bag was felted.

Before felting

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"Color is the real substance for me, the real underlying thing which drawing and line are not."
--Sam Francis

"The great man is one who never loses his child's heart."
-- Philosopher Mencius

"We wear our attitudes in our bodies."
-- Patti Davis

Colour embodies an enormous though unexplored power which can effect the entire human body as physical organism.

Colour is a means of exercising direct influence upon the soul.
--V. Kandinsky
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way.. things I had no words for.
Georgia O'Keeffe

Nothing is really work unless you'd rather be doing something else.
J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Faith is like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
E. L. Doctorow

Somebody once said that people become artists
because they have a certain kind of energy to release, and that rings true to me.
--Dale Chihuly