Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Playing with paper

Lots of playing with paper recently.
Calligraphy cards

This one is from a poem I wrote.

This is one of my favourite quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh

And these next two are both quotes from Swamiji.

Lots of playing with squares here

and my personal favourite (for now!)

A paper mandala 
using a brand new, recently purchased bird punch 

Finally a quote from Rumi. Love the way the sunlight shines through the gold droplets :)

Monday, 29 May 2017

Blue furnishings

At last we are having a dedicated meditation space in the garden, in the form of a log cabin. The cabin is up but not yet treated or painted, so no photos of it yet. But I have been working on cushion covers and decorations for the inside. This bank holiday I have been mostly folding origami birds that will hang from the ceiling.

There are 60 altogether in 5 different blue papers. I especially love the paisley ones and the darker blue with flowers!
I have also made denim cushion covers for various cushions I found scattered around the house.

The purple one in the middle is from an old jumper!
Had lots of fun making these, and it has been AGES since I used my sewing machine, and happy to be creating something for our beautiful meditation space. I will post pictures of the interior when it is ready.