Textile collaboration with playwright Abby Paige for Les Filles du Quoi?
I have been working on this passion-craftivist project since the holidays now…
It is my contribution, a quilt square, to the international Craftivist project, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Quilt (#UDHRQuilt), I’ve done Article 29.
Below is an image of my Nanny (right), and her dearest sister Betty (left). They were extremely close to one another and, extremely loving to me…
This is a photo of my maternal grandmother (my ‘Nanny’), wearing the blue housecoat – her Warrior Robe as my mother called it. You can barely see the small keychain ring attached to her zipper in the photo, but it was critical to her independence in many ways. It was there to help her get in and out of this on her own, for as long as that was possible. Ruby died of ALS – which is a tragic deteriorating decease that takes your muscles, but not your mind – but she lived in love.
For the UDHRQuilt project, we as artists were encouraged to use recycled materials as our base fabric upon which to embroider. My mother, Annette Sercerchi, has kept this robe in her closet since Ruby died in 1988, and I asked her if I could have the honour of removing a section of the Robe to embroider my Article 29 upon…
So, this is my finished work, in honour of both Nanny, and the love that she shared with Mum, Bette, my sister Rian, my father Bud, me, and so many others.
About The UDHR QUILT PROJECT
-The project has already been covered by Bust Magazine (US), Patchwork Professional (Germany), and MindFood (Australia). It is a craftivism project initiated by Tal Fitzpartick from Melbourne Australia.
This is the list of participating artists internationally:
What a year it has been… Unveiling, as we do annually, our wacky family collage with photos taken in the last 12 months! How ‘sweat’ it is, eh!?
2017 thank you.
This past year has been – first and foremost- full of love for each other and our family & friends; new and old; near and far.
It also brought us some demanding struggles, some immense triumphs, many smiles & giggles, healthy food both made & shared, and it has also left us with some tears. Ultimately though, we are looking back on the year that was with a sense of abundance, gratitude, and hope for all the things that remain to come.
To 2018, we promise to work with our family and friends again – 365 days of this new year – to work at making the world a greener, kinder, more helpful, more thoughtful, more creative, more just place for us all to share.
To you and yours, may you experience peace this season.
Danielle, Jeff, Mikaya and Tate (otherwise known this time of year as “The Ho-Hos”)