2×4!

Woo! Spent the day at home today, busy (as usual!) but in a good way. I have trapped a nerve in my neck somewhere and have a ‘frozen’ shoulder as a result. It aches like a demon and sitting still isn’t comfortable either. Distraction and caution (plus pain meds) are the answer, plus a few specific exercises from the Doc. Unfortunately, sitting at my PC is crucifying, and I try not to post too much, but hey! It appears that this is a common complaint amongst the arty-crafty fraternity… I wonder why?!!

Theme Thursday intrigued me this week – 2″x4″ artwork…I’ve been prepping lots of goodies for Tintagel Market – starts next Thursday – and avoiding paint for the most part. I was making a bookmark this evening as a gift for an artsy friend, using a sandwich technique I saw over at Belinda’s blog. She often inspires me because she’s always doing something different! So, I thought I’d make the sandwich of paper and fabric and fibres, etc. and then cut it to size – 2″x4″.

Aaaah, but where to cut?

When push came to shove, I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t decide where to cut it, only that I didn’t really want to! So the book mark stays intact to be posted tomorrow, and here’s a piece of quiltie sandwich (image from Collage Visions, I believe), which measures 2″x4″:

Ann cleaves to the Oily rag!

Ann and the All-seeing eye are under plastic film, stitched on. I so love the feel of that!

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9 Comments

  1. Very cool! I hope you feel better soon! Sounds painful.

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  2. Sandy

     /  March 25, 2010

    Wow Rosie, I´ve missed the right words in english.
    This is perfect. Gorgeous fabric art.

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  3. this is gorgeous!!!

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  4. I love the fabric art!! And now I’m headed over to Belinda’s blog. I do so hope your pinched nerve gets unpinched, Rosie. I know how painful that is, and what a pain in the arse not to be able to be comfortable at the computer!! I’m sending good thoughts your way!

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  5. allmimsey

     /  March 25, 2010

    Oh, I just love the fabric and fibers! So glad you didn’t cut it either…sometimes ya gotta break some rules!!!

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  6. I wouldn’t be able to cut that either! But, I love the fabric piece 2 x 4! Very nice.

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  7. It’s beautiful, Rosie. I don’t blame you. I don’t think I could have cut that gorgeous fabric and paper sandwich bookmark either. Hope your pinched nerve improves quickly.

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  8. wow!! beautiful Rosie!!!

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  9. Wow, I like this a lot Rosie!

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