Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Beryl here. What do you do when you have time in between projects for teaching, commissions, book and magazine articles ? I was taught a huge lesson when I was at college doing my City & Guilds creative embroidery course; the in between time should not be viewed as down time because if you view it that way it's hard to snap-out of it and to get inspired again. So instead of taking my foot off the gas I put the pedal to the floor and start work on small books, play and feel free to do what ever comes to mind. It doesn't matter if it doesn't work out as expected or dare I say it, if something might normally be viewed as a mistake, there is no such thing !!!!!

These books are little note books, the smaller the better. Pages are slapped with paint, stenciled, stitched, photo transferred images, lots of modeling paste plus lots more techniques, just feel free to let go and have fun.

Some books are just individual pages worked on and then bound together to make a fat book. The great thing about these is that even when you think they're finished they're not, you can just carry on, then where do you stop !! Try it.

1 comment:

Carol Sloan said...

Each book is a work of art! Such beautiful colors.