Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cards Are Here and About Sirkka Bag

I have my first set of cards printed out. The next ones are already being designed. These all are made to go with my folk bags and the colorful world I love and adore. I was a bit puzzled of how to sell the cards. I made mixed sets for Kukkilintu store but if you miss a certain combination, leave me a convo and I will list it for you.
I also made some Moo cards. I will include a Moo card for the next orders at Kukkilintu. Aren't they just so wonderfully rich and colorful!
In my last post I promised to write more about a very special bag I made during the spring. It was a custom order folk bag whose owner just loves Sirkka Könönen, a Finnish textile designer. Well, I am Sirkka's fans too so the project was not only challenging but very interesting! I started with the collage of Sirkka's work, then picked the colors and designed the motif. I started thinking about cranberries and cloudberries. My father used to pick these berries. One morning he left early to pick some cranberries and came back before dinner. My mother made a desert from the berries and said to me that “this desert could be served in the finest restaurants”. She appreciated the cranberries so much.
When constructing the bag I thought how memories and stories are so important in everything I make. My concept of living is a "Knit your story" thing. My inner critic has a strong, powerful voice, but it is silenced by the stories. There cannot be anything wrong in storytelling. It is so hard work to try to be a better designer and I am afraid I never will be good enough. But whatever happens, the power of stories always surprises me and makes me forget all the possibilities I might never get. Everything is possible in my imaginary world! I wish I can give a glimpse of it for you via this blog!
More photos of Sirkka at my Flickr site.

6 comments:

  1. Mitä ihanuuksia, tuo värien kirjo!

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  2. Kiitos!! Olen värihullu!! --- Thank you! I am just grazy about colors!

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  3. You are supremely talented. Sirkka is one of the most beautiful crafted things I've ever seen.

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  4. Thank you so much, Kyra! Your comment really brightened my day!

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  5. I just discovered your blog but wanted to mention here how much this post resonated with me. I love your thoughts on stories and memories and cretivity. Thank you for the inspiration you share.

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  6. Thank you so much, fidlstix, your comment made my day!

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