Things I saw and coveted:
- midmod sterling jewellery that I couldn't afford
- a black leather and fur hat - a steal at $70
- hammered sterling earrings with green glass cabochons by Rafael (Canadian jewellery designer - he had his heyday in the seventies)
I ignored most of the book stalls, but one dealer specialized in Arts and Crafts and so I looked at her wares. I got sucked into a book featuring the designs of Dard Hunter. DH, a printing / papermaking / design pioneer active in A & C is awesome. His preferred medium? Paper.
I am a dumbass because I didn't write down the name of the book; however, as a good librarian, I should be able to figure it out. I know that the word "rebel" was in the title and the approximate time period that it was published... maybe when I have some time to look up something flighty, I will.
Another clue: I did write down an inspirational quote from DH himself (on a paper bag that contained the remains of my greasy breakfast sandwich) :
Yeah, yeah. It's backwards, I know. Dumb photobooth.
Here, don't even bother with the idle scratching above.
I do love this quote; it energizes me and it's so true.
And so, I have been sewing like a nut this week. Here's a preview. First - a cushion pour moi. Haven't made "his" yet - there won't be one. ha hahahahaha.
And a cushion cover, in progress. Harder to make those wretched circles than it looks. Inspired by the work of the textile designer and quilter Malka Dubrawsky. I still have to quilt the top, make some binding and assemble it.
Click here to read the piece: Blue