Monday, November 21, 2011

SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT...

When my daughter was small she loved Madeline who lived "In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines,..."  She especially loved to emphatically state the line of Miss Clavel, the nun who watched over the twelve little girls, "Something is not right!"  Miss Clavel always seems to have the instinct to know when something was not right and set off to investigate exactly what it was.

I had a "Miss Clavel" moment while working on my fabric nature journal page over the weekend.  I instinctively knew that something was not right.  After spending some time with the page I came to the conclusion that the page was actually not a page after all, it was just a pocket, or a series of pockets, meant to tuck things into.  This was NOT the fabric nature journal I envisioned making so with a little more fiddling with the design it is now a fabric wall pocket...




That still left me without a beginning journal page.  I found a snippet of something in my OOPS Pile that I started a while back and decided perhaps it was a journal page.  I played with stitches, swatches, beads, and color with this idea rolling out of my head...



Perhaps it is not a page but a book cover?
After thinking it over I thought, "Something is not right!"  This was also NOT the fabric nature journal I envisioned making.  Oh dear!  They say the third time is a charm, a sun print and a bees wax bird...
That is as far as I have gotten with the third.
So...

In a small cottage all ringed with trees,
Lives an artist whose imagination runs free,
Inspired by flora and fauna and creatures of the wood,
Making art whenever she could,
Creating with whatever is handy,
The artist name is Sandy...

Perhaps someday I WILL have that perfect idea for the look of the book I want to create and perhaps the above can be my version of the Madeline opening lines.

I hope that each and every one of you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving week! 


10 comments:

Dorthe said...

Love your poem Sandy, and love your next journal try, too- so beautiful how you made the tree top, and the little nest. It would be a perfect journal page, I think- but what matters is what you feel-and think---
so I will just wait and see what comes from your clever hands, next, a little bird resting in white :).
HUgs,Dorthe

Karen said...

I love your style!! This is making me think of some scrolls of Christian words I would have liked to have pinned on my pewter-colored tree. I am just not artistic nor handy at all.
Love your posting. I think things look just right here!
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Vee said...

You sure did turn it into a good thing, Miss Sandy. It has surely arrived at its highest purpose. That tree is truly inspired. How do you do that?!

A wonderful, no matter how quiet, Thanksgiving to you!

Createology said...

What a wonderful adventure you are on with your Nature journal pages...turned into lovely pockets for dreams. Your poem is perfect. I really adore your pages...mmm...pockets...mmm...lovely fabric stitchings. Happy Thanksgiving...

sonya said...

No matter what they end up being, they are always truly beautiful and works of art, Sandy. Time to step away from the journal for a bit? It will come, I know. You will get there but until then just enjoy what you are creating. I love your poem too.
Happy Thanksgiving, friend,
Sonya

Creative Grammie said...

Hi Sandy,
You do beautiful works of art! And your poem you wrote for this post is wonderful!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet Sandy, these pieces are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Whether they are hanging, on a book or simply lying on a table they will be beautiful! I love your nature works as I do everything you make....wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving dear friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi Sandy, I love what you created and it Is the perfect pocket. Soo-beaaautiful!!! Thanks for stopping by, I love working with vintage fabrics, laces and embellishments, I'm so blessed to have the real deal for my family photos, I'm going to keep creating what I love for the future generations within our family, I have dabbled alot and now have found my favorite medium to work with. Hugs to you and Happy Thanksgiving, we have so much to be grateful for, we are blessed. Marilou xoxo

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Wow Sandy...I didn't know you were a poet too! I love love love your little poem...you NEED to incorporate that in your blog banner above!!!! Seriously! You are one of the most talented bloggers I know!!!!! And amazing I might add!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving...you are one of my sweetest blessings!!!
xoxo~

Lady Jane said...

I love this tree. Your poem fits you to a tee. I always enjoy my visits here. Hugs, LJ

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