Since the invitation arrived for the next Brass in the Grass Steampunk Picnic hosted by Vancouverites for Steampunk to be held in late August in New Westminster, British Columbia, I have been thinking about ways to upgrade our Victorian/Steampunk inspired picnic kit. Of course new outfits for myself and any of my daughters wishing to attend were on the list along with a new vest for my husband.
Today is all about the Steampunk Picnic Quilt...
With a family of five and a large dog there is no way we could carry enough seating for such a large number with out including a picnic blanket/quilt in the mix.
Though I have been embroidering and quilting for many years this is my first what you would call full size quilt. I wanted it to have the following: 1) homespun charm - not too regular in pattern, more like it could have been built over time 2) Steampunk character (of course!) - beautiful browns, burgundies, blues and caramel colours with lace and ruffles 3) Sci-fi references for those in t...
Thank you to everyone who worked on Vancouver Pagan Pride. Too bad that the weather did not cooperate. Due to situations beyond my control, the weather being a big one, I had to cancel late in the day on Friday and more situations, including downed trees in the park, proved my decision to be correct.
I will do my best to attend if the event is rescheduled.
Some of you may know that I have spent time over the last year or so wrestling with the fact that I have many creative outlets and can be inspired at anytime of day or night. As a working wife, mother of 3 teenage daughters and one large dog, I am continually juggling with my everyday calendar items, never mind finding the time to address my creative ones. Over time I began referring to my different creative interests and enjoyments as if they were different parts of my brain. The more I wrestled with the concept and how to proceed with my business (knowing I needed a change) I realized it was more than my brain. It was my heart, soul and spirit, too.
Hearts! Now that made sense.
Currently, the logo depicts 6 hearts representing my 6 main lines of interest.
My Faery Tale Heart...
Faeries, Dragons, Myth and Fantasy rule this heart and I do love to play here, Grimm, the Frouds, the Broms, Tolkien, traditional Folklore, even the unseen in the corner of your eye find pride of place here.
After much contemplation, I have decided now is the time to launch My Tell-Tale Heart.
The ambition is that it will allow me to explore my varied inspirations, as I encounter them while giving my clients and admirers a better way to view and shop my creations.
The logo hearts allow you to navigate and connect with what section of the site you are in and what collection the item is associated with when viewing my work at a show or event. Many of my pieces fall in to more than one collection allowing you more ways to use them.