So after such a long while, I finally managed to make some art. This is a postcard made for the 2010 postcard project my friend Dawn is hosting. It's to celebrate the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics. My postcard is not up on the blog yet, but you can see the rest here.
The symbolism is thus:
The piece is called "Spirit In Motion" which is the motto of the Paralympics. The bird represents that spirit.
On the tail of the bird are the words "Citius, Altius, Fortius" (Higher, Faster, Stronger) which is the Olympic motto.
The bird itself is made with German script to represent that there have been times when the peaceful and inclusive ideals of the Olympic movement have been challenged by world politics.
The bird is flying in a north-westerly direction, making it's way to Vancouver, BC, Canada for the 2010 games.
I picked up the summer issue of Sew Somerset while I was out and about. The cover caught my eye and I did a quick flip through and liked what I saw. Lots of good inspiration there. The prices of magazines are steep in Canada ($16) and that, coupled with a limited amount of space to house magazines means I have become more discerning about which issues I buy. I don't buy any of them regularly anymore, but rather thumb through first to see if there's anything new that catches my eye. This issue was worth buying-I've got pages tabbed and I noticed that my pal Pilar has an article on Sketch Quilts published. Congrats to you Pip!! Well done!