Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My version of The Artful Hooker.


I finished whipping this mat on the weekend - my little indulgence for Mothers' Day. And I am very pleased with the final result.

I sent a note to Deanne to show her the mat finished. I think it's the perfect combination of the two of us. Her pattern and her words. Me hooking my cottage. And I am wearing the "little blue coat" that she admired so much when I was there.

The words really are inspirational and I look forward to hanging this rug in my studio space as a constant reminder to stay inspired. And as a tribute to a fantastic experience I had with a wonderful group of people - led by a truly gifted hooker.

4 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

This is a spectacular rug, Wendie ~ you look just like your pictures! I would love to take class from Deanne sometime ~ very inspiring! And glad to hear your brother is doing better ~
Alice

Val said...

Wonderful!!! Knowing both you and Deanne..you are so right; a perfect blend. Now if I could just get past my "hookers block" with mine. :) Val

Wendie Scott Davis said...

Hey Val,

Thanks for the note.

Here's my advice. And it's the same advice I give to every hooker I meet, new or old. Just keep going. Even if you aren't happy with something - or stuck - keep going. Once you get everything filled in around the problem spot -one of two things will happen - either you'll decide you're o.k. with it, or you'll take it out and do it over.

And if you can't figure out what to put somewhere - put anything in - and hook around it. You'll figure it out as you go. And sometimes putting the wrong thing in triggers the idea for the right answer.

Good luck.

xo

W.

Debbe said...

Oh Wendie!

That rug is wonderful!! I am here on your blog looking for your notes on your visit with Deanne....and am enjoying each and every word!! Are you going to be at Art in the Park in Parry Sound next weekend? I am counting down the days til our move to Coldwater!! Warm hugs,Debbe