exacting hand work 2

I am an enormous fan of the Bloombury group, that legendary assortment of individuals whose friendship as a group of creatives allowed each of them to achieve great success in their respective fields. I am particularly enamored by the work of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, who used Charleston Farmhouse literally as a canvas for their creative talents. Brandt and I have visited there for the past four summers in a row. In fact, I wrote about it here: sassysistersink.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/where-we-travel-... I am greatly inspired to use my house as canvas as well. This design was used on a mantel at Charleston, although I have chosen to used colored pencil in lieu of paint. I find it very satisfying to work with my hands, but working at this height under a windowsill means that I must work on only one or two repetitions of the pattern at a time.

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  • Jillian 3y

    Is that ever beautiful looking!!! You've piqued my interest with your mention of the Bloombury Group. Off to read about them a little big. xx
  • Jillian 3y

    I'm also reminded of Kiki who said something like: There is a spiritual/worshipful quality to repetition...like saying a rosary over and over again.
  • Amy Gross 3y

    I have Charleston linked to my blog so I can keep looking at it! This is looking beautiful!
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Taken on June 9, 2012
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