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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Time Away

I'm taking tim, away to dream, I'm taking time out to clean up my room and when i clean up, my room will gleam, because dreams aren't as unreal as they seem...

I am taking thes rest of this week off, I started sewing a city and I hated it! After sewing the universe and the mountains it was torture to sew something inorganic. I have been wrestling all week, having crisis' of confidence and wildy wracking my brain for the solution, trying to make myself do it. 
And the conclusion is,
I cannot
do it.

There were so many signs including the fact that my costume for this week set of fire at my private view!
I'm ok, I'm ok, don't worry!

So I am putting full steam into the last phase which I am going to start this saturday and it is going to be BEAUTIFUL 
and I am 100% sure about it.
Until then I am going to make my costume
and do some washing, read books with my daughter, play the guitar and dance.

Sat: 10.30-5.30
Mon: 10.30 - 3.30
Tues: 10.30 - 2.30
Wed: 1-8
Thurs: 10.30 - 3.30
Fri: 10.30 - 2.30
Sat: 1-8

See you next week! xx

Magma makes Mountains


Sewing the mountainscape was heavenly, it is an arrow pointing at the heavens afterall,
and the mountain is a perfect metaphor for a life well lived, full of the struggle, the triumph, the slippery slope, 
While sewing the reflection of the mountain in the lake, I reflected on this idea.
Its all real in this surreal world of lateral literalness.


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sewing a landscape...

Sewing in Situ 1 from Louise Riley on Vimeo.

Today was my first day sewing an earthly landscape, I made a satisfactory start and had a lot of nice conversations, but if I look like I am frowning in the photo it is because I was. Quite a few people mentioned the length of my skirt and spoke quite loudly but indirectly about me, saying quite horrible things, completely discrediting my work. I was quite shocked really, I thought the outfit was so great it didn't even occur to me that it would upset anyone. The costumes are part of the concept. This week I am sewing an earthly landscape and am dressing as elements that have created some of the wonderous landscapes we know today. Do you really think anything says storm better than this?

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Last day of Sewing the Universe

I will be in situ from about 3.30pm till 10pm today, there is more work in the lobby to see.
This is the last day I will be sewing the Universe.
Come and pop in.
The Hospital Club
24 Endell St, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HQ

Thursday, 6 October 2011


Took down this show this morning and painted the wall white which was sad, though the ink bleeding through the white was so lovely....

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The Lucidity Slice - Stopping Time, To Time Travel

These are pictures from my show at The Hospital Club, I have taken over the lobby. It was so great to make this work, I had planned to have the embroideries facing out onto the street, but when making window pieces one should take into consideration the effect that mirrored glass will have on visibility! haha, so they are facing inside!
While sewing these pieces I have untangled the rain, I have spun the sun, made a starscape of rainbows and plucked out rupunzels pubes. I LOVE ARTLIFE!

'Liquid Lucy in Lucidity's Slice and Splice'


"The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears" - Native American proverb
'Smokey Spirit Selina'
 Notice that there is basically a grown up rainbow bright and rapunzel in this show, not being influenced by my daughter Nova at all :-S

The Diorama of Creation From Scale 1-∞

I have just begun a three week performance piece in the window of The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, where I will be sewing every day apart from the Sabbath for the next 3 weeks, though I am considering adding an extra week because it is just so damn fun. Yesterday I was almost in tears feeling so overwhelmed at how wonderful it is, feeling like I was born to dress up and put loads of makeup on (looking slightly draggy lets face it), listening to my favourite songs and dancing while sewing and people giving me thumbs up all day long. This week I am sewing the Universe and yesterday I had a little helper come to keep me company.

 I Love My Window Sticker!

Incredible costume made for me by the equally incredible Mariaflora P
which I actually slightly burst out of trying to reach those distant planets and am repairing as we speak.
So come and visit me, this is my schedule for the rest of this week:
Wednesday, Saturday(today) - 3pm-10pm
Thursday, Friday - 10am - 5pm

Will post schedule for next week on Sunday.

Here's to celebratin' creation by creatin'!

This is the song that has been blowing in my ear. It transports me to that magical place that is NOLA.