Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Visit With Salley Mavor

 This is the artist Salley Mavor, one of my favorite artists, with a project she is working on.  She is the author of one of my favorite books, "Felt Wee Folks," a craft book which I would also call a coffee table art book the way she illustrates it, and and another favorite book of mine, "Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes"  I like "Pocketful of Posies" so much that I have a copy of it both in Switzerland and here in the seaside cottage.  It's very inspiring and must represent years of labor.

Anyway, I got to visit her a few weeks ago.  I didn't get to write about the visit sooner because I have a terrible internet connection at the cottage.  Actually, I have no internet connection.  I "borrow" it from neighbors or go next door sometimes.  I envisioned doing lots of wonderful summertime seaside postings and that isn't going to happen, but I must share a bit about my visit with Salley.

I almost didn't post about it at all.  I just wanted to have a visit with a friend.  I didn't even bring my camera.  But there was so much beauty to record that I borrowed Salley's camera.  As usual, I took up-close pictures, and I took the picture of Salley, but all of the pictures of the studio itself  are Salley's.  Sometimes I get overwhelmed when there is a lot to see!  I need time to take it all in. Look at all of her beautiful collections!  I'm glad I can look at these pictures.  Thank you, Salley.

Look how Waldorfy it is: the baskets, the natural materials, the natural colors, the collections.

 If you visit Salley's blog, you will find out about this amazing piece of art she is doing about birds in Beebe's Woods.  Look at the cool wisteria or grape vine in the background.

Here's a detail.  Her art is breathtaking.  Click on the link to her blog in my favorites in the right hand column.  Hers is one of the most consistently interesting and worthwhile I know.  Thanks again, Salley!


Bonnie said...

Wow! Look at that place...very inspiring. I love creative people like this! I will check out her blog...thanks for posting about her work.

softearthart said...

WOW !!! How cool, one lovely arty lady, thanks for the peep inside her world, cheers Marie

Anonymous said...

I've seen Sally's book on Amazon and have had it on my wish list...now I know it will be my very next purchase! I look forward to visiting her blog! The photos of her studio are beautiful! What a wonderful opportunity for you to meet her, and thank you to the both of you for sharing the visit!