The textile artist and designer, Evi Araujo has done it again! My dear friend and talented doll-maker will be exhibiting her newest creations at two shows this November. ...click to enlarge images...
The little "make-do" pictured above is set upon an antique hog scraper...the black crow and miniature pumpkin pin cushions were all designed and lovingly hand stitched and embroidered by the artist. ... And what about those little spiders you ask? Created and stitched by Evi ... formed from little balls of silk! So clever! (please excuse the reflections...I took a "photo of her photo" as my scanner is not working!)
Nestled in amongst my white pumpkins, set upon the old tobacco netting, is a photograph of another creative product of Evi's imagination.... ...hold on a minute now....
The first of the shows at which Evi will be participating is the Fall Craft Show in Paramus, N.J. ... I am hoping to attend and plan to take pictures to share...
Recently, Evi and her handsome husband Eb took a day trip to NYC and visited Tinsel Trading Company. Besides buying some wonderful vintage ribbon and accessories to use in her creations.....Evi found inspiration in the wonderful displays in the store window.
She returned home full of ideas and pulled out her old dress form (Hester).... put an antique silk jacket on her, draped old netting around her shoulders and fastened a spider web in the center. Then she took a black paper shopping bag and fashioned a crow's head to top it off!
With curled paper and buttons at her throat and an inverted black and white paper cone as a hat...Hester looks fetching with Little Trouble at her feet and CawCaw, her pet crow close at hand. Little Trouble is an unsigned pumpkin doll that Evi found on an antiquing trip out in Pennsylvania last year. Too cute!
The next show will be on November 14th and 15th and is sponsored by the Wilton Historical Society. This is a very high quality show with many of the best artists and craftsmen (andwomen) from around the country. I look forward to it each year as there are many beautiful objets d'art on display and I always come home with a treasure or two! ... and it gives me the opportunity to share lunch and spend some time with the girls! If you are going to be in the area, you will want to be sure not to miss this event. I will look for you there!
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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