Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Bleeding Heart - a knitted bracelet in red




Here is a bracelet knitted with memories and thanks.

This blog is about that... memories and thanks.

It is about  the memory of  a person who is important in my life.

Just one person?  Hmmm.

The idea came from our dear friend Lori Anderson who organizes  bead soup parties each year and we wait anxiously to be part of it.

We came to know from her blog about the sad story about Marianna, who was   just another interested  bead loving party hopper like us,  but could not make it at the end.  This blog is to  honor her and the friendship we all share.

The healing heart - a knitted bracelet with all shades of red


Marianna loved red.  As I was fiddling with my beads and the thoughts about memories and friendships, many faces were   coming to me.  Some of them have passed away, like my mom's, who also loved red, and some friends' whom I have never seen but met in the virtual web land, one of them is  Lori Anderson.

This blog is dedicated to them, who have given me so much in life.

As I knit the red  beads-  scarlet, sienna and crimson, all the shades of red in the grey C lon yarn I feel a strange feeling...how special art is,  and how it heals.  I remember the saying -
 "Art washes away the dirt from our  every day life"- Picasso.

About this piece- I got the central  idea from Earthfaire, even though I have used different shades of beads  They have the kit too, and it is quite lovely.  if you want to know more.

 I like to knit and have tried jewelry pieces with knitted wire style before .  This one is with yarn. This is my  first mixed media venture.

Please visit all the other blogs that are taking part honoring memories and friendship.



14 comments:

Shaiha said...

What a wonderful tribute to Marianna and your mother and all other people that have left this world onto better places.

April Grinaway said...

Amazing work! "Art washes away the dirt from our every day life"- is one of my favorite quotes...
Peace and Love.

Becky Pancake said...

Good job for trying something new. I like the bracelet that you made.

Christine said...

Your bracelet is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your story!

Alicia said...

A beautiful bracelet - and a fitting tribute to your loved ones!

Dyanne said...

Your bracelet is beautiful! I love the healing aspect!

Patti Van said...

Beautiful bracelet - beautiful tribute!

Kepi said...

Beautiful bracelet.

A Polymer Penchant said...

beautiful! I really love the texture this design allows you to create

Marlene Cupo said...

Beautiful bracelet, made with such loving thought, thank you for sharing.

TesoriTrovati said...

What a beautiful bracelet! All those pretty beads are like a patchwork of those that you have loved. Thank you for sharing your story. Enjoy the day. Erin

pinkchapeau said...

The bracelet is beautiful...the colors are perfect with that technique. And it's a lovely tribute.

maryharding said...

Very inspiring and informative post Dita. I like the idea for 90 minute blocks of activity. I tend to be a mono tasker except when I am cooking or baking. Then I seem to be do lots of things at once.

Mandi said...

How beautiful! Love the quote.

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