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DiGiTaL ArT - 9

Few more sketches using the IPAD application for art. 



Having tea in a paper cup;



Some tired shoes after lots of walking around;






The sketch below I did while taking the street car, unfortunately I could not add more details as my stop   came too soon. I am thinking of compiling a series of shoes on the go.


Thank you for stopping by,

Until next time,

xxx,
Gaia

My attempts on left handed knitting

I grew up in a tropical climate; so knitting was not something I often saw, but crochet I have seen plenty. My grandmother knows how to crochet and so was an aunt of mine. I used to watch my grandmother making crochet lace to use as edging for blouses and slips, doilies, table cloth etc. I so wanted to learn; my grandmother tried teaching me the basic chain but I never got  the hang of it, me being left handed may have been the reason.


When I came to live here,one of the things I wanted, was to learn either to knit or crochet. It was fascinating for me to see ladies knitting/crocheting while taking bus/train. Since, no one was really able to teach me, and I did not come across any left handed knitters,[I used to sit and watch a  group of ladies who did knitting/crocheting in my building] it was suggested that I find instructions for left handed knitters.

So, I found Susan Bates guide book which has special instructions for left handed knitters and with help from those ladies I met, …

Recycled and....

turned into...

The pretty flower material is a dress I got from a sale, the tie dye fabric is a scarf with that I found at the thrift store.





... buttons are from a church rummage sale ....



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Lastly few items that I found while browsing through thrift stores   :)

Lemon bowl was 0.99cents, love everything about it and lemon/lime will look pretty in that.


tea cup and the saucer was so danity that I could not resist, was $5
This vintage looking jacket was $8. It has a tag belonging to a french boutique [Rene Durhey], which I checked on the internet. While, I do not know about the authenticity, I do like the detail work and the colours.

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Until next time,
xxx,
Gaia



Balance

Inner and outer....

Inspired by my previous stitching of a similar pot I stitched this piece, using a different shape this time.  I used  fabric from my naturally dyed pile. And, as for the stitches, kantha stitch is what I had in mind.






Begins with a simple outline... same stitch repeats....









"Your hand opens and closes, and opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open
you would be paralyzed.
Your deepest presence
is in every small contraction and expansion,
the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated
as bird wings.”

   ~ Rumi ~






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Until next time,

xxx,
Gaia