Sunday, 21 June 2009

Bead journal Project Update

November 2008 - Skeleton Woman
First month after separating for the second time from the father of my children. Reconstructing. Work propositions.
Using Robin Atkin's ruffle embroidery technique.

December 2008 - Quiet Christmas
Using part of a made to measure Salwar Kameez and shisha mirrors from Chandigarh

January 2009 - Lightness of being
Snow, light, no pressure.

February 2009 - I love U
I went to India again. U became my lover.
U asked if I would consider marriage.
Using "ari" traditionnal Indian embroidery and Indian sequins.

June 2009 - Play/Marche
I went to a shamanic workshop. Did meditation work and drumming. Walked out of the workshop after a few hours with the two people I came with. Using textile markers as in workshop. Inspired by Marie's "Butterfly of How" and E E E E snake introduced to me by Acey.
Happy Solstice anyways everyone !

(September page here. October page here)


marie said...

Thank you for your kind comments. This is my first visit to your blog..beautiful. You inspire me too! :)

marie said...

p.s. love Thich Nhat Hanh too! fabulous!

KV said...

These are truly amazing works of art, Helene!

Kathy V in NM

beadbabe49 said...

And you have sure been busy!

Hélène H said...

Thank you Marie, KV, Beadbabe :o)

With love.

Marty S said...

What an interesting collection of works to express what is happening in your life. Lovely!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Robin said...

Oh Helene! These are awesome! They feel so honest and real. I love it when I feel a connection with the artist and in each of these I feel very connected to you. I'm especially drawn to June's Play/Marche. The symbols are at the same time enigmatic and familiar. I'm also very drawn to Skeleton Woman.... She makes me want to know so much more. Thanks for posting these! Hugs, Robin

Hélène H said...

Thanks Marty and Robin !

Well, Robin, you have chosen the pieces in which I gave most of myself. In November I had to go deep inside to heal myself, and the June piece is the cloth version of a simple painting made after drumming, which is a technique often used by artists.

Anaka said...

Aha, now I get it- you are a bead and embroidery person :) I like your work, and love that you put so much soul and passion into it- that gives your work more character and depth.

Hélène H said...

Thanks for your kind comment Anaka !

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