Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Bindweed and Wedding Ring

Breaking free from your chains doesn't mean leaving all behind you.

Some things you choose to take along with you and accept the ties they make.


  1. In my experience, it's worthwhile keeping the chains... or at least a bit of them, as a reminder of what was, and how it formed you. A bit like a trophy... and a reminder that they can't restrain you any more...

  2. How do you manage to get your stitched words all the right size, especially being on a shaped area? It's loking so good!

  3. Right, this is the third time I've tried to leave a comment...don't know what's up with blogger today.

    Marion: how very true. It all makes you what you are after all.

    Sharne: to be honest, I don't aim for a particular size - it just comes out how it does! If you follow the body contours the wording bends naturally. I like to do all of mine freehand as it gives more of the effect I'm after. It would look wrong to me if it was more uniform - I think you get more of an emotional response if you treat it in a painterly way. I suppose you could always write the text first using an air erasable pen or similar?

  4. Beautiful - both your work and the sentiment.