These nine paintings represent literary heroines I have become fascinated with over the years. They are Cleopatra, Tess, Scarlet, The Other Boleyn Girl, Vianne from Chocolat, the second Mrs De Winter, Mariette Larkin, Rosemary and Agent Starling.
I have been meaning to put my virtuous arts and crafts on Pinterest for a while and have finally done so. You can find them here at https://www.pinterest.com/lornafinnigan/the-virtues. I started my virtuous project in 2007 when I became interested in the seven contrary virtues, which correspond to the seven deadly sins. After the contrary virtues I began working on other sets of virtues which now form the basis for my 'Little Book of Virtuous Haiku'. The following is a brief listed guide to 'The virtues @ the Star Heart Cafe'.
I became fascinated by patchwork quilts after watching the bedrooms episode of Kirstie's Homemade Home. After further investigation on-line and further inspiration from the doll quilts of Jess Brown, I thought I would have a go at making them myself. My quilts have a rainbow theme and mostly use up remnants from the dresses of my Star Heart Dolls.