In Daily Scratchings, Penny Berens recorded the seasonal changes that she experienced while walking in the rural area near Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia over a 4 year embroidery project. Penny’s love of the natural world and her close observation of it is communicated with joy, love and hours of time. After four years (2012 – 2015) of dedication, she stopped working on this journal. I’m mesmerized by this meditative, devotional work! Exploring her world, exploring the stitch, letting one day lead her onto the next. I long to have space like this to investigate and play.
“On December 31, 2015 I completed the last stitched entry in my ‘Daily Scratchings’ journal. I noticed towards the end of that four year project that my entries had become more and more exploratory rather than recording the small daily events in my rural life, therefore the time had come to make a change. Creating larger pieces of work through daily practice still fascinates me however, as well as setting myself small challenges.” Penny Berens