Sunday, July 27, 2014

TRYING TO KEEP BUSY...



After the cutting out, there is the sewing all around - first a straight line, then small satin stitch, then another round of a little higher satin stitch, then the filling, then the closing...



My work table today...


The decorating is the fun part, many little trinkets were collected over the years. Stitching, some gluing, bead stringing, a lot of bead stringing, seed beads for the hands and feet, African powdered glass beads, brass beads, bone beads and shell discs, and other filler beads for the hanging strings.


Making some of these little "Africans" again.



I might as well add some weaving again to the hangings.

Trying to keep my spirit up...

15 comments:

Beate said...

Eine ganz eigenwillige liebenswürdige Form von "Puppet on the string" auch in Erinnerung an den Song von Sandy Shaw vor vielen, vielen Jahren. Kannst Du Dich daran erinnern?

Lieben Gruß
Beate

Tanja said...

Ganz schön gemacht und schöne Ablenkung momentan. Nishika Tanja

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Ins studio zu gehen und auf was schones zum konzentrieren--fantastisch! Hugs to you, Yael. XOX

Eva said...

Wunderschönes Kettenwerk! Und die Puppen sind ja so "whimsical"!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'm so glad you posted. These are just too cute.

As I watch the news, I pray for your safety and for all in your country.

Jutta said...

Liebe Yael,

nun schaffe ich es endlich auch mal wieder, mich bei Dir zu melden.
Deine Püppchen gefallen mir ausgezeichnet und was da für eine Arbeit drinsteckt - Hut ab.

Liebe Grüße
Jutta

Janet Wilson said...

I too am saddened by the news and pray for peace and safety. I love following your stories and seeing your art.

Bob Bushell said...

I love your work, so peaceful. Yael, you are brilliant at what your doing there.

Lisa Zinza said...

looks like a very high spirited table of delights!! you are such a talented lady! I love that weaving... great colors and a bit of whimsy.. sure to brighten any day!!!

Eva said...

Das Weben macht wahrscheinlich die meiste Arbeit, aber es trägt so viel zu der Wirkung bei! Ganz zauberhaft.

stardust said...

Dear Yael - I’ve been thinking of you from time to time and whenever I hear the news about the Middle East. Keeping you busy with your favorite things can be the perfect distraction from the worrisome reality. Your handcrafts are all shining, radiating the spirit of peace. Thank you for sharing. With best wishes.

Yoko

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely, I can go on with those pieces of art.

Magia da Inês said...

彡✿⊱·..
Passei para uma visita.
Belas, coloridas e decorativas!!!
。♡♡彡
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
✿° ·..

Tammie Lee said...

oh my goodness so cute
you are so talented
these are fun!

Natalia Kononova said...

Your work is so interesting! Never have seen something like that! Amazed!