Since the beginning of 2015 I have been spending my days with family and friends. The children are still on school holidays.
I’ve been lazy. Reading books mostly, and a little sewing. I love to sew when I cannot be in the studio painting.
I have almost finished another quilt which I will show at a later stage. But for now my mind has been occupied with travelling to colder climates.
I will be exchanging my Havaianas for my RMs. (If you’re not Australian that might not make any sense) AKA Thongs/flips flops for leather boots.
And heading to Kyoto. For such a long time I have always felt the need to get to Japan, a real pull you could say. I’m even ditching my family for some truly dedicated inspiration. (Don’t worry I’m feeling very guilty)
I made this for a friend I am meeting there, which is an unplanned added bonus to my trip. A scarf made from scraps of vintage Kimono fabrics, velvet and felt. I hand stitched in a Sashiko style to embellish. I hope to discover many vintage shops full of ceramics, fabrics, and textiles. I have no doubts I will be discovering the pleasure of reverent and delicious food, and hopefully sipping tea, sake and whiskey along the way.
I shall be posting about my trip on my return.