Monday, February 18, 2013


texture built by nature
linen alphabet built by unknown maker , England, 17th C
catellocaula from the ordovician period (1.5 million years ago)
 silk and linen embroidery by Lucke Boten, Germany 1681
ancient life 

internet inspiration
images are from google fossils, google coral and the victoria and albert museum
words are artist Kristin Scheving's list


Valerianna said...

Inspiring inspirations... thanks. Love how the sea-life relates to those amazing stitches.

Judy Martin said...

When I am awake
it's a quiet time to learn from the internet.

I'm staying at Dad's place. He's still in hospital.

Doing OK, but he is old.

Els said...

Nature is the best ....
(but some people come close ;-)...)

Velma Bolyard said...

glad you have things to occupy your vision.

mansuetude said...

I see.
pattern, texture
your work, earth's work.

love the linen alphabet

old. it seems relative. we so young
compared to "things" and so full of light and love and wisdom beyond counting, holding.

Judy Martin said...

I know it seems scattered.
Connections seem clear to me one minute, crazy the next.

I have not been so distracted since I was a young mother.

jude said...

natural texture has a rhythmic vibration.

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

You have a wise way of looking at things, though you say you think they seem crazy connections at some time...
Good luck with your father.

Sandra said...

Beautiful images. I am preparing a Minerals exhibit and have encouraged the participating artists to view nature's artwork as inspiration.

Grace Martin said...

Well I am just loving this inspiration!