Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Still Stitching Little Books

Still stitching little books...
Still incorporating my snippets of unframable art...
Still practicing patience & perseverence...

A quote from Small Victories by Anne Lamott:

"...I'm not saying that it became easy.
      Like learning the piano or Spanish or meditation, 
I had to practice & do poorly.
I had to read difficult material & then stay with it..."

"Then I had to try something else hard & worthy. 
I had to seek wisdom & teachers."

I'm not trying anything else hard & worthy at the moment.
But I am doing less poorly at this!


  1. Witam i cieszę się, że mnie odwiedziłaś :). Już myślałam, że o mnie zapomniałaś :(. Twoje książeczki mi się bardzo podobają i są pomysłowe, jak już wcześniej pisałam. Możesz pisać u mnie po angielsku, by nie tracić czasu. Ja dam sobie radę. Pozdrawiam.

  2. So cute..
    It's always fun to push the envelope and try newer things..that way we know if they are for us..
    Visibly..this is for you:)

  3. I don't think there's any sign of things done poorly. Your stiching is perfect in my eyes. Such a lovely way to use your unframeable art.
    I just LOVE it. It has a vintage country charm.

  4. After going through all the hard work, I imagine it being immensely satisfying to see your artwork pulled together in such a beautiful manner!

    I practice and practice my art, and the more I do, the less I think of it. Sometimes I discover real gems amongst the photographs I took years ago, before studying the craft and art of photography.

  5. I love making blank books and art journals. A couple of years ago I learned how to do the coptic stitching. I made myself a book of white paper for art journaling, and each of my girls a book of colored paper for their "smashing." There are so many things you can do with books made in this way--they lay flat when you open them! I love what you have done with yours. Lovely!

  6. Your project(s) are beautiful. Sometimes practice and perseverance are exactly what is needed.

  7. I did send Elenka to your site to check out your bookworks. What do they say, 'a stitch in time...'

  8. Okay, even your journals are charming...sigh. Nice to see you here dear Rita. I don't have the patience to make journals. I think I reported that to you here or somewhere, LOL!

  9. Dans ce monde où tout va si vite , c'est bon et bien de voir quelqu'un qui prend son temps pour apprendre et bien faire les choses . Et comme toujours , le résultat de ton travail est si joli !
    Bises de Nice sous la pluie !

  10. I think you books are lovely!!

  11. It does look like there would be a learning curve to this. Glad you're sticking with it though, because the result is enchanting!


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