wall-hanging and clay art

This wall-hanging is now for sale at the excellent Record Centre in Ottawa.

RCsecondWH1

RCsecondWH3

Be on the lookout for more clay art soon! Here is my petit lapin bonheur with its tiny strawberry.

PLBfirstpaint.jpg

Next up: rainbow macramé wall-hanging adorned with clay art.

new piece

This wall-hanging is headed for the magnificent Record Centre store in Ottawa.

RCmacrame1

RCmacrame3

RCmacrame2.jpg

RCmacrame4.jpg

More coming soon! Including clay figurines.

These are prototypes for my calming line of figurines, “the egs.” There will be more photos once I’ve painted them and added all the details and varnished them.

egsprototypes.jpg

They have a lovely weight to them. Turns out I LOVE making clay figurines. It’s so soothing.

the knotting resumes

After a long hiatus due to Life and Things, we’re finally, at long last back in business, baby.

Yesterday, I completed my latest macramé art wall-hanging. I’ll be giving this one to a friend; she has a tarot reading appointment with me next week.

It felt so utterly magnificent to be crafting macramé again. Everything came back to me instantly. I love knotting cord. It’s so soothing. Making macramé is like sculpting with cord. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t use patterns; I start knotting and follow my inspiration.

I prefer pieces with a great deal of knots. That’s macramé to me.

Instead of fraying the hanging cords completely, as I’ve usually done for previous wall-hangings, this time I only frayed part of the cords. It gave the piece a kind of plant-like appearance that really spoke to me.

I also used some of my precious vintage beads for this one.

feb1619macrame1

feb1619macrame2

feb1619macrame3

feb1619macrame5

feb1619macrame6

The next pieces I’ll be creating are destined for The Record Centre in Ottawa (and it’s just the beginning, stay tuned for more locations), my Patreon third tier members, and then I’ll have some for sale here.

A happy home is a home with macramé.

More macramé art soon, as well as 70s-centric posts!

never enough mayonnaise

Make yourselves at home, shag carpet lovers.

I decided to turn this blog into the place where I ramble about the 70s as well as share photos of my macramé art. So, funkadelic times ahead.

Let’s dare, shall we?

Earlier today, I saw a picture on Twitter, courtesy of 70s Dinner Party, that delighted me to very core of my being.

The next time I have a couple of friends over, I’m going to have to make something like this. Because it is magnificent.

flowerpotsdwchs.jpg

This is, officially, one of my favorite 70s food ads of all time. Now that I think about it, my other favorite 70s food ad is also a Hellmann’s mayonnaise ad (again courtesy of 70s Dinner Party. You need to buy the book now, by the way).

70gelatinaquarium.jpeg

I will never tire of gazing at this glorious aspic aquarium. Ever.

And remember that polyester is your friend.

polyester

Well, lots of things happened between the last time I updated this blog and now. So I’m behind on macramé creation and so on…

But there will be more macramé and the first issue of my diary-style zine this spring.

Please visit the shop to see what’s up for grabs.

Here’s my most recent piece:

macrametiki3.jpg

Here’s a picture of me wearing another polyester shirt, with groovy gold chains.

LPsecondpsession8.jpg

And here are more polyester shirts I’ve added to my growing collection (they’re on their way here now).

tropicaltreesPS.jpg

checkeredpttrnPS.jpg

Also, I have a new turntable setup and vinyl is love.

sérénité 70

Have a picture of my kitty enjoying my, I mean his, fab IKEA comforter.

mellowPotionblanket.jpg

Macramé has a similar soothing effect upon me.

Yesterday, I acquired a small postal scale and a number of other vital items, such as large shipping envelopes, colorful tissue paper…

It’s going to be difficult for me to part with the pieces I lovingly create, but it’s a price I’m willing to pay to spread the joy of macramé wall-hangings (and hopefully, bags; it’s on my list).

Add serenity to your life with macramé!