My mother often claimed that she was not artistic, that instead she was an artistic director. She had an amazing eye for design and style.
She was artistic and crafty and influenced my love for tradition and craft.
I was ELATED to find her unfinished tapestry the other day as we sorted through her box of treasures. She started this piece in the late 60’s and my childhood was colored by it. I would spend hours watching her work on it, helping her add stitches, laughing with her as she lost count, rubbing my hands over the texture, copying the images… the unfinished aspect is magical. I converse with her now as I look at the instructions and smell the wool.
Her basket also contains some smaller unfinished projects. I love this basket. LOVE. And so happy to have found it.
Karin Thorsen Sept 17, 1936- Nov 8, 2008