October 01, 2009

a celebration of creation . . sue symons

we couldn't visit bath & not the abbey
a stunning sight, with ceiling to giddily gaze at
but such an extra treat waited around a cornera mouth watering exhibition of works by sue symons60 glorious illuminated pages, her new book
"a celebration of creation"
hours & hours (7000 in fact) of detailed loveliness
embroidered borders & painting pages


intricate designs & sumptuous colours
beautifully celtic inspirations

depicting plants, animals, insects and
"the beauty and wonder of creation"
each page telling such tales, i could gaze for hours!
to purchase a book of these works
or learn more about sue see here* * *to see many more wonderful images of sue's work
see here on denise's blog and here for
"The Bath Abbey Diptychs"

13 comments:

  1. How beautiful, the sycamore seed is amazing.

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  2. Oh gee, these are amazing.
    How large are they? And wouldn't they make incredible quilts!! (Question...The butterflies...are then needlepointed? I once did a couple of needlepoint pieces from charts, and they look so much alike.)

    I'll quit yammering you with questions and just go check out her site!!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this stunningly beautiful work.

    Wow.

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  4. Scrumptious colors. Thanks for sharing this, Ruthie.

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  5. Thank you for this, I didn't know of her or about her work which is wonderful & I'm going to see if I can acquire the book.

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  6. Hello Ruthie

    This is the most beautiful work of skill and love and imagination...I followed all your links, thank you, and enjoyed learning about the work. I think I now need the book to savour...


    thanks you for sharing this treasure with us...


    Happy days

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  7. Wow, they are truly incredible! Ruthie, I'm becoming a big fan your 'faerietale of inspiration' site...so many gorgeous things to look at and so much wonderful, inspiring creativity from all over the world! Your red-haired gypsy girl makes me think of a painting I did a couple years ago, maybe they're twins?! You can have a look if you like, at:

    http://www.christinacairns.com/?goto=works-on-paper&img=10

    Keep the creativity flowing, it's inspiring to see other busy mums managing to find time for the things (other than our kids!) that make their hearts sing...keeps me believing I can do it too!

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  8. Oh these are beautiful, how wonderful they must be in reality :)

    kx

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  9. Hi Ruthie,
    Wow... Stunning work. The detail and colours are amazing!
    I have not seen this exhibition yet in the Abbey. I will go and see if it is still there next week.
    As usual, you have created a lovely post. Great photos and words.
    Thank you for stopping by.;)
    It has taken me a while to except being a redhead, because when I was at school I had such a difficult time with kids teasing me!
    I feel red hair is more excepted in Scotland and Ireland. I sometimes wish I lived in Scotland. Such a beautiful place to live!
    Jo.x

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  10. Chris - isn't it, i loved that sue used other things in her embroidery.

    Pamela - each piece was approx A3 size, slightly larger67. The butterflies were incredible, the border was embroidered, the others painted, such incredible detail. The whole exhibition i found quite overwhelming for the dedication & skill that had gone into each page.

    The Garden Ms S - just what i thought wow!!

    Liz - i hadn't heard of Sue before either , i hope you manage to get hold of a copy! you too Delwyn x

    Christina- thank you so much for your words! I have been for a peep at your work & am hooked, beautiful!! And twin gypsies indeed they are!!

    Yarrow - they were incredible in real life, the colours glowed

    Joanne May - It is stunning work. Do hope you catch the exhibition x

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  11. Good Heavens, I am speechless!

    How extraordinary, thanks for showing us.

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  12. Symons artistry is absolutely breathtaking!!!

    Thank you for introducing me to her:)

    You always share such extraordinary findings. Thank you!!!

    xox

    Isabel

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  13. So much beauty and wonder.

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