SURRENDER

handing over my running shoes

SURRENDER

Some years ago I saw my self. I met my identical WE …..and it scared the hell out of me! It freaked me out! It was so intense that I paralysed….paralysed and then I started running. I ran…faster than my legs could carry and my feet were bleeding. Blood in my running shoes. I ran into all the dark corners I could find…to hide…to hide from the MIRROR-ME. And it made me sick to my stomach!! Sick to my guts!! How could I be such a fool to run away??!!

Now I am not running anymore. I handed in my running shoes a while ago. They are the leftovers of a lesson learned. I’m slowly walking now….enjoying the view. I don’t want my feet to get burned again 😊

(art object BLOOD IN MY RUNNING SHOES made in 2010)

#surrender #textileart #storytelling #naturaldyeing #runningshoes #bloodinmyshoes #stoprunningawayfromyourself

UNION – handmade handbag

union shoulderbag
Handbag featuring my textile design called Union
The triangles pointing up and pointing down are ancient symbols for male and female,
sun and moon, yoni and lingam, water and fire….and therefore Union.

Batik, hand quilting, stitching inspired by Sashiko and hand painting
up cycled leftover cotton fabrics, eco friendly water based textile ink and cotton wadding
approx 37 x 24 x 5 cm
August 2016

Elegant Company – A Bunch Of Bodhisattvas In The Hills

elegantcompany
Elegant Company
mixed media painting on paper
30 x 42 cm
August 2017

drawing made for my children’s book “Home-In-The-Woods”.

A sheep called BAAA!

BAAA
Baahhh!

Soft toy
hand stitching and punch needle embroidery
merino wool yarn, up cycled leftover cotton fabric and organic corn fiber filling
36 x 17 x 5 cm
2014

Baahhh! is a character from my children’s book Home-In-The-Woods
BAAAA close up top
BAAA close up legs

HOME-IN-THE-WOODS cushion

HomeInTheWoods
Home-In-The-Woods cushion

hand painted, hand stitched and free hand machine stitched
natural dyed bamboo yarn, merino wool felt, up cycled leftover cotton and linen fabrics and Eucalyptus fiber filling
Approx 40 x 50 cm
September 2016

Home-In-The-Woods is the protagonist in my children’s book Home-In-The-Woods
Detail hand embroidery with natural dyed bamboo yarn and eyes made with merino wool felt

Standing Feather is my Name and I Am a Spiritual Warrior in Tree Pose

standingfeather
Standing Feather Is My Name And I Am A Spiritual Warrior In Tree Pose
hand painted and hand embroidery on leftover fabric stretched on wooden panel
22 x 28 cm
February 2017
standingfeatherintreepose
Standing Feather Is My Name And I Am A Spiritual Warrior In Tree Pose
acrylic paint on paper
31 x 40 cm
December 2016

IT IS ALL IN THE AIR!

breathe

I started BREATHING about seven years ago, in February 2010, when I was going through a very rough patch and intensely felt the need to reconnect. Right then, at the time that I was suffocating, LIFE brought me the Japanese dance form BUTOH and shortly after I started practicing YOGA. I love both forms for the same reason, the same ‘thing’….the BREATH….ANIMALIS..

After all….you don’t need much to find TRUE HAPPINESS (is) (within yourself).

(Painting BREATHE! I made in 2004)

See also my work CROISSANT ANIMALIS

#breathe #breath #itisallintheair #animalis #reconnect #truehappiness #truehappinessisfree #truehappinessiswithin #ifoundthelightinthemidstofthedarkness