While it rained in St Francis, between gigs over New Years I sewed this.
The holidays are a strange time for me. When every one is free, its usually the time I am the busiest. Despite a plug exploding when I put a charger in, burning two fingers pretty badly and a ton of work, I managed to slip away to Knysna for a night on a house boat.
These are a few moments caught on film. Id like to add here that Lani Spice has been an amazing friend and inspiration, getting me to pick up my camera again.
Once upon a time this illustration by Verity Wilson was used on an Element t-shirt. Her super-sweet brother, Dustin, asked me to use it as inspiration for her Christmas present and so it now it lives on, in cheerful colour, on a pillowcase.
It's a little different from what I usually do - in that I illustrated it straight onto fabric without the use of a reference. I don't always trust my drawing skills but I'm very happy with the outcome here.
I befriended photographer Jono over Facebook. We had many mutual friends and he was the first to respond to my 'Make More Give More' initiative from a few years back. I made an owl. He responded... I sent it. BFFE.
Jono on the Internets>
Lately he has been working on a series of night portraits and Im very happy to be apart of them.
For years I have been working on and off in a burger restaurant, where I have made some of the most wonderful friends. One of which commissioned me to make this. The burger pillow!
Ive had a few commissions over Christmas and been sitting on some things I'd LOVE to share. Finally everyone is gifted and now I can spread the stitching love.
I found a wonderful little DIY print section in a Frankie magazine and created my first 'custom print background'. Tropical no?
Its sewn into a coffee bag graciously stolen from Deluxe Coffeeworks. I love how it makes the colours look. Im a sucker for colours. I tried doing a monochrome embroidery the other day and it bored me to death.
This weekend was something special. Got to do the visuals for first of (hopefully) many P.H.fat shows for Vodacom in the City on Friday in Joburg and Rocking the Daisies on Saturday. Sunday I recovered in a mess of threads. Using an image I shot for Mercedes Benz Life SA of Chloe Hugo-Hamman i finished a mini embroidered portrait. From now on they are called Sew Sundays.
I fell asleep embroidering very alien looking boobs and found the scissors DANGEROUSLY close to face this morning. Threading on the edge.