Original art by Katarina Thorsen
New series: Dead Birds
Drawing 2 of 4: Heron
China marker study of dead heron (found in Stanley Park, Vancouver), color added by senior residents at Rideau Manor, Burnaby (during interactive art afternoon) then embroidered on card stock.
18×24″ on newsprint in china marker
Currently being embroidered
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I was enamoured by some earrings my student, Sarah, was wearing the other day and she told me her aunt made them!
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I wanted to get my daughter, Anna, something very special for her birthday in memory of my mother…
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Graciously and going beyond the call of duty, the shop HAND-DELIVERED the ring to my daughter yesterday on her birthday! Anna was very moved, as was I!
“Yeah she just dropped it off!!! Its SO F*#CKING BEAUTIFUL… It looks PERFECT!” – Anna Photo courtesy of Anna Thorsen
My mom is, indeed, Anna’s guardian angel!
Mom and Anna in 1986.
Photo courtesy of Anna Thorsen
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Today’s sock project from my cornucopia bin of delicious socks bought recently at Sockshop on Haight is a sock cat in pjs and his best friend, a sock bird!
The red-heeled sock cat reminds you to take a look at your habitual routines and make some fresh changes, as well as to be more flexible in your thinking. And this is best done in PJs! The sock bird reminds you take time for yourself sometime, stay home and be surprised by the rejuvenating powers of simple comforts!
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SF Craft Project Series Part 1: Second Pilgrimage
SF Craft Project Series Part 2: Sock Bunny
SF Craft Project Series Part 3: Happy Birthday Twitter!
SF Craft Project Series Part 4: Sock Goddess
SF Craft Project Series Part 5: Mini sock owls
SF Craft Project Series Part 6: Socksmith Sock Bird
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5 year project! Handmade, no machine stitching.
This multi-media quilt /tapestry/wall panel measures 54″ x 90″ and truly is one of my favorite pieces that I have done. The tapestry/quilt, begun around 1998-2000, was inspired by the book “ELIZABETHAN TREASURES- The Hardwick Hall Textiles.” A very important and personal piece. I studied Elizabeth I in depths about 10+ years ago and this piece is an ode to the incredible craftmanship of the Elizabethan artisan and a celebration of those motifs.
The image is of Elizabeth Tudor at her coronation. In her hand she holds a book containing embroidery studies of Mary Queen of Scots to comment on their relationship.
The quilt is in three layers and the batting is cotton. I have purposely left the right bottom half “un-finished” with a needle inserted into the embroidery to maintain the relationship to history.
Semper Eadem ("Ever the same")
The back is exposed to purposely show the stitching.
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Old Wives Tale: a quilt isn't official until a cat sleeps on it.
Left lower mid
Right lower mid
Upper mid left
Upper mid right
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