Friday, January 25, 2019

Memory Ink

Cher  started my sleeve a few months ago. The first piece, a wrist cuff of sorts was actually a piece of my Nammies lace. Cher made a stencil from a scan of the lace and tattooed it right onto my arm. New spot up my forearm is my Mom's sewing machine. It's the machine she made my clothes and doll clothes on. It's also the machine she taught me to sew with. It was sketched out from a photograph and a stencil was printed. She added the wildflowers and berries that I used to pick for my Grandma when we stayed with them at their cottage every summer. She used a sharpie to freehand blackeyed Susans, devil's paintbrushes, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. 

The detail Cher achieved was amazing! The teeny tiny numbers on the tension toggle were unexpected. Can't even begin to tell you how happy this makes me.

She even mixed custom colour to make sure the machine was exactly right.

This is mom's machine.

and this is Mom with the machine. Cool memories in ink by an amazing artist. Love that we see these images everyday and talk about them. Next addition? Grandpa George's hula popper? Nampies pipe? Grandma Maggie's darts? Great Grandma Mowat's thistle or crocheted Teddy bear? A tea cup for Mercy? A whisk for Maggie? 

So many memories to archive and document.... 
Only so much arm.....