Tuesday, February 28, 2012
arriving in the new world
i've been thinking a lot about emma lousia. my great-great-grandmother who left her wealthy british home in yorkshire, married an irish soldier, and eventually moved to lancelot, ontario - dirt poor farmland.
this is my first piece for emma louisa. i plan on doing more.
i dyed a beautiful piece of linen that robyn sent to me a few weeks ago - dyed it a good solid victorian colour. and added crochet lace that i purchased on etsy and then worked it with embroidery and vintage ric-rac and beads. all from her old world. the restrictions and the comfort of those restrictions. and the crow - the world she ended up in. the cold lonely sound of a single crow. against a clear blue sky, a rocky landscape.