getting shirty

thanks to pillows-a-la-mode, I was inspired to recycle a shirt into something new

to be precise, a pyjama shirt, recycled into many new thingsgetting shirty - rita summers 2013there was enough fabric to make a cushion, 2 x luggage tags, a journal cover, 2 x brooches, a cuff, a drawstring bag, 2 x pocket bags, a heart hanger and a wallet

wool felt added; embellished with buttons, beads and hand stitching

[i am offering this as a workshop this year – click here to enrol or find out more]

workshops at gone rustic

i have put out a workshop prospectus for 2013 at my studio + gallery, gone rusticWhat's in a name - rita summers 2012

we’re going to make lots of unique items, learn new skills, and (of course) have fun!

download the prospectus here:

Workshop Prospectus 2013

secrets

i’ve been working on a visual journal since 2005 and revisit it at various times

it began as an old devotional book called secrets of a beautiful life, which I’ve retitled secrets

after 7 years i felt it might be time to share some of my journal pages …

here’s the inside front cover and title page; this spread is called silent times

i’ve called this spread sing

this is one is called healed

and this one, heart and mind

i was inspired by a reworked book published in 1973 by british artist tom phillips, titled humument

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