Wednesday, January 28

Super Matter

The second set of the English alphabet for A Letter A Week 2014 has now been compiled into a flag book. I call this book of Tamil slang - Super Matter. 
Everday Tamil is liberally sprinkled with English words. 
In Tamil these English words have meanings far removed from the original meaning in English 
The back of each letter has the english word or phrase in both the Tamil script and English.

Bright fluorescent colours for the flags in the flag book. In keeping with the love for bright colours whether its clothing, colours for exterior of houses and decor in Tamil Nadu.

 I've now made two books for ALAW 2014.
 One with the theme of place is  'Footprints and a Wishlist' and the second is Super Matter.
To read about the Engish words and their meaning in Tamil click here,
From e to h click here.
for the next four - i to l click here.
for those from m to p click here.
Click here for meanings of words from q to z, here.

To view the creations of all those who participated in A Letter A Week 2014 click here.
I was fortunate to participate in 2014 because ALAW has now come to an end.

Thursday, January 22

Spontaneous Combustion

Found poetry has caught my fancy. I decided I would find a poem daily and make a little tome of found poetry bound into a book with Japanese stab binding. It's going to be the book I make in 2015. 
I soon discovered a found poem daily was not happening and the other thing I figured was that if it was going to be found poetry there has to be an element of unexpected discovery so I'm looking to discover little gems without watching the clock and getting stressed out. 
This is the second poem using the newspaper blackout technique. Spontaneous Combustion. 
 Spontaneous Combustion
We touched
The result was spontaneous combustion.
How do you measure "really, really hot?"
I'm weaving magazine pages together to create the pages of the book. I feel it's in keeping with the whole found aspect of this book.Weaving and embroidery have found their way into the creation of these pages. This is the double spread for the first poem Layers of Flavours.

How has your week been thus far? Hope its been a time for unexpected discoveries.

Monday, January 12

Stitching Forever

If I didn't post anything here last week it's because I was stitching.
I completed a red-work,cross- stitch sampler which goes for framing along with the winter sampler.

The cross-stitched statement - Stitching forever.... Housework whenever! and a spray of flowers found a place on My World.

Hope your week is all about doing what makes you come alive. Now back to my stitching. I'm going to start another sampler :)