Monday, December 06, 2010

reverb10 ~ Prompt six: Make (and a giveaway)


What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?
(Prompt Author: Gretchen Rubin)


Apart from the drawing I made for yesterday’s prompt, the last thing I completed was a piece of embroidery, my first, based on a drawing I did of Jake’s first pair of shoes. I stitched it on a linen napkin square (bought cheap from Sainsbury’s), using black 6-strand embroidery floss.

Since then, I have been occupied with making lotuses. I’m currently working on two, a piece of lotus stitchery and a commissioned A3 drawing, a larger version of the Tangerine Moon Lotus listed in my etsy shop.

In progress...

In the run up to xmas, now that we have decided to follow the “Giving not Buying” spirit of xmas partly inspired by this post at Zen Habits, I will need to clear some time to make some gifts which I naturally can’t write about here.

The great thing is, I’m always making something or wanting to make something. The ideas are always there. In fact, the less time I seem to have, the more I want to make!

In the spirit of giving and to celebrate the joy of making, I’d like to give away 2 sets of 2 of my Moon Lotus postcards (image below). If you’d like to win them, just leave me a comment by 5pm on Friday 10th December, UK time. I will then select two names at random and aim to post the cards out on Monday 13th December, all being well. If the winners are not in the UK, I cannot guarantee that they will reach you in time for Christmas. Good luck!

(Please comment & enter the draw or I will be forced to send these postcards to myself ;-)


Anonymous said...

Wow, that embroidery is beautiful - as are the postcards. I love your art, Heartful. My tree picture sits on my desk in my office and always makes me feel peaceful. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely to discover your blog:)

Helen said...

oo, well, of course I'm mainly commenting to make you feel good :) but I'd also love one of your postcards!