I loved putting together my masterpiece blanket… the joy of creating an object with contributions from friends around the world. I sit on it every day as it adorns the chair where I do my editing work and where I write. The trouble is, I’m sitting on it, so I don’t get to see it much. Even so, I feel cocooned in the love and creativity that went into making it. Over the months, I have continued to receive more squares which will eventually be put into another friendship blanket for the ‘latecomers’… do let me know if you’d like to contribute a square.
However, I have recently developed the desire to enjoy seeing more of the work of my talented creative friends and so I have decided to decorate my work room with their (your) art. I already have Dani’s snowflake bunting adorning my bookshelves, although I might move it to show it off better.
A while ago, Kerry (Love those hands at home) sent me an antique piece of crochet ad recently I bought one of Anne Lawson‘s beautiful feather pictures. And, most recently, I received a wonderful, original mixed media piece from Pauline (The Contented Crafter) entitled Grow where you are planted. The latter is a swap – I admired this picture when she wrote about it on her blog, saying I would hang it on my wall in a heartbeat. Apparently this is the greatest compliment any artist can be given and so she offered to swap the picture for a crochet dragon. The latter is a work in progress, but her picture arrived here last week.
Whilst I was thinking about displaying these works of art, a framer who has recently started a business in the area happened to put a flier through the door. Serendipity! So, let the adornment of my room commence…