A cloth filled with sun, for the summer solstice this weekend:
The sun rays are layered between gold mesh and very sheer chiffon, with the disc of the sun on the surface.
Originally, I wanted to make it a ‘storybook’ sun, with a face, but it’s evolved a slightly different character during the construction, and I think it may not be the right thing to do on this occasion.
Maybe another time. Thinking about faces generally, and the face we show the world, I’ve made the decision to be myself. My name is Karen, as many of you will know by now. I thought when I first began my online adventure that it would be somehow a good idea to keep work and life separate, and that to have a ‘business’ name would keep everything neatly in separate boxes. But what happens when my work IS my life? I realise that it’s impossible to separate them. I stitch because I love cloth and thread, and this is how I want to make my living. It is my work, my love, and my life. If I am to work with honesty and integrity, I can only be myself. And so, at last, I am.