When I lived in London, I remember walking home from work in the wintertime after the sun had gone down. I loved it. It was dark enough for lights to be turned on, but not late enough for curtains to be drawn. I could see into the windows of houses as I walked past. Those small snap-shots into other people’s living rooms were fascinating to me. It was especially wonderful at Christmas-time…
I suspect many of us in the online world take the plunge to enter the blogging fray after a period of blog stalking*. I will admit to my share of this. It’s a little like looking into other people’s living room windows. You get a wee taste of their world.
One of my earliest blog finds was Were I So Besotted. Brooklyn-based Iviva Olenick is a hugely talented fibre artist who creates the most beautiful and original narrative embroidery. She calls her small-scale, usually autobiographical pieces her ‘hand-stitched blog’. Her work is both charming and honest. I love it.
If you have some time, go and check out her blog, Were I So Besotted. It’s gorgeous.
(All images sourced from Iviva Olenick’s blog here)
*blog stalk: to religiously check a particular blog of interest for any new content