Monday, January 12, 2009

Be Still

I saw these lovely banners on Treasuring which led me to the website of Joetta Maue. I was instantly attracted to her photographs, embroideries and drawings.

I also love this quote from her statement, "I am not an extraordinary woman. I do not live under extraordinary circumstances. I am a woman who has both flaws and fears and also strengths and hopes. Through the depiction of these characteristics, I invite the viewer to relate to and connect with the work the artist, and the subject of human experience."

I think we can all relate to her work and words.

{thanks for the great link Jessica}

35 comments:

::Jan:: said...

You and I could have a great talk at that first table. :)

chelsea said...

Love this post.

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

Amen to that! Love these calming images too:)

a pretty pill said...

these images evoke such peace and make me feel aware (one of my new years resolutions).

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

love love love these images, great find!

Rachel said...

That is an amazing quote. And the images are so lovely and quiet. They make me want to sit still and think for a while.

onesilentwinter said...

Joetta has many talents, i have been admiring since i first started blogging it is one of my favorites.. and the things she is lovely!

Joyce said...

I love her quote! The kitchen table looks so inviting. I can see myself sitting around the table having a cup of tea or coffee as Joetta shares her talent. I'm off to visit her site.

littlebyrd said...

I wish I could express myself with words the way she has done. I see why you are drawn to these pictures... They are very beautiful.

SimplyGrove said...

Very calming!!!

Annabelle said...

Wow what great images and and definitely can relate to her quote too... great post, thanks for sharing.

aimee said...

that embroidered lettering - beautiful!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Honesty certainly makes for beautiful art. The message about marriage is so true :)

Girl Japan said...

The red chair REALLY caught my eye, I love those chairs. I like the honesty in the sentiment about marriage..

Mrs.French said...

swallowed up in the beautiful world of blogging...nothing lovelier...xo t

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Beautiful and inspirational!

citysage said...

Beautiful, soothing images and moving words. It's amazing to see that kind of emotional honesty come out in someone's writing AND in their photos. Breathaking!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Absolutely! Great discovery. Off to her explore her goodies some more. Thanks so much.

Chrisy said...

Thanks for sharing the work of this artist...I'm strollin over to check out her site now...

shilvia said...

now i feel like i want to crawl into bed...
and that stitching, wonderful!!!

Design Lovely said...

Lovely embroideries and her words are wonderful and so genuine.

Simple Answer said...

Too bad my unmade bed doesn't look that sexy. It just looks unmade.

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

What a great post and quote! Happy Tuesday.xo

Hey Harriet said...

Lovely images and a beautiful quote!

Annette said...

This is great. That's NOT a great quote at all!

Just kidding- of course it is.I wanted to contradict everyone.

www.neonpolish.com

mary said...

I really, really love these images...off to check her out now!

Freshly Found said...

What a lovely style!

summer said...

absolutely beautiful in every way!

Stephanie said...

These are so beautiful ... those rumpled sheets are speaking to me. The temperature is dropping here, and I just want to curl back up in bed.

(and I love the Tornado dress ... I like the smoky colors!)

Joetta said...

wow. thank you so much for posting about me and thank you so much to all your readers...their sweet comments almost put tears in my eyes.
I am humbled:)

erin@designcrisis said...

Very soothing, which is a welcome change for me.

Courtney said...

Those photographs are beautiful and soothing, and her words are as well- who couldn't relate to them?

Esti said...

yes, I relate totally. And the pictures are beautiful and her words so easy... a good link.

Project Ecoart said...

Super beautiful....

knackstudio said...

so super great!! Love the first photo to pieces!

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