An embroidery for my portfolio class. The assignment was to illustrate a personal journey.
The quote in the sky is by Edvard Munch, “From my rotting body flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.”
Basically that’s where the imagery all started from for me.
Tombstone reads “Vi møtes igjen” which is Norwegian for “We meet again.”
I don’t want to write too much, so I’ll let the piece speak for itself.
I love that quote. And I have sat by a dying person and said “it’s okay to let go.” So, yeah. I like this embroidery a lot.
I listened to a podcast about writing recently where the host encouraged someone who was considering a new project to start now. Because if it takes them two years to write a novel, and they start now, then in two years they will have a new novel. But if they don’t start now, those two years are still going to pass.
This stuff isn’t super profound, but it is motivational.
[Self-portraits by Carrie Mae Weems, Käthe Kollwitz, Judy Baca, and Frida Kahlo, text “Never apologize for selfies”]
Library, place of magic and meetings / Biblioteca, lugar de magia y encuentros (ilUstración de Pinwheel Bunny)
“Your body is not the best thing about you. Your body is not the worst thing about you.”
Done! One of my favorite things I’ve done.