19 March, 2010

home is...


for at least a month after the first time i heard this song, i couldnt get enough of it... i've listened to it a WHOLE lotta times -- and i know i'm not the only one who fell hard for it. i saw posts about it on my friend sarah's blog, and on my friend melanie's blog. melanie did a print inspired by it, too! (see here -- and visit her shop here)


well, seeing as i kinda dont have any permanent home right now, i thought this was a fine time to stitch up these words. i'm not finished with it yet, though. well, i am finished with this piece, but i'm not finished with this quote. this was actually just my test piece. this is a new lettering style and i am really happy with it. it's a lot larger than the other lettering patterns i have used. i've been having fun working on patterns for little houses to go with this -- someday i'll get to putting needle to fabric to finish the idea. and hopefully soon i'll get to taking a better non-glare-y photo of this one...
ps -- melanie and i just applied to share a booth at philadelphia's art star cradt bazaar again this year. we shared a space last year and both agreed that our work works so well together that we're hoping to do it again!

8 comments:

cara. said...

i love this!

Rachel said...

i love it! i want it on my wall:)

lou said...

beautiful. actually i thought of doing exactly this after i've done your home sweet home design. funny.

chezkimberly said...

thank you! i'm glad you are all liking this one as much as i am.. (i'm just hating how difficult it is to photograph -- i can't seem to set it up and get it in decent lighting without a glare off the glass -- any suggestions? i've never had to deal with this before!)
i've already drafted other pattern variations, but i dont know when i will get to them... i'm hoping it's within the next few weeks!

Skylark Studio said...

hey chez! these are awesome - at first I thought it was a chalkboard (wouldn't that be awesome?!)

as for glass suggestions - from the framer's conservation perspective, how about no glass? I've seen many a tragic moldy antique needlepoint due to being sandwiched behind glass ... maybe stretch it around foam core (pinned tight along the sides) and then just pop it into the frame sans glass ... maybe?

chezkimberly said...

karen -- you are so right. i am losing the glass. that is what i was doing in the first place, and then i thought, well, maybe the glass makes it look like more of a finished piece?
but now that you have recommended it -- i'm going back to no glass. thanks, k!

melanie said...

yey!!! of course, i LOVE it! xoxoxoxox
totally agree on the sans glass. i usually take all my framed photos without since i've never been able to figure out how not to get the glare...
can't wait to see it (and you) in real life!

cara. said...

i forgot you know sarah b! i loooove her.