Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I have done some more brooches and have decided I will put them on lttle canvases, I will decorate the canvas and put a little hook so they can be on the wall ....or on you!
Sorry these are so dark.... will do them again when I have painted the canvases, sometimes the technology defeats me.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Ruby came today and I was able to give her her quilt. The concept of it being on her bed was a little illusive, she did want it on the floor, but perhaps it will be OK when she gets it home.
I have been trying new ideas for brooches. I have a lovely one of Sandy Websters, hers is more subtle than mine but a similar idea so thought I might give it a try, easy to travel for Christmas presents. I think the possibilities are endless.
See what I mean about "butterfly"syndrome. (It appears so much more important if it is a "syndrome")
In reality it means "restless " and "manic"
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This is the piece I did titled "Fish" for the group 4 letter word, I have taken a photo of the frame and mount as I am unsure if it works in this old fashioned framing...it was one I had.
The piece is in commercial felt,and embellished (with Carolyn's embellishing) machine , dyed chiffon and small hand embroidered ...Fish!
Here is a collage with some detail. Hard to see as it is behind glass. This is another of my dolls, for those who know her work you will understand how excited I am to be doing Sue Dove's workshop next year
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
These are two pieces for our group exhibition which is called four letter words the first is "Kiss" the second is "Tear".
John has written a poem for "Tear" which is a part of the piece
A tear can be a drop of water
When we cry
When something has been torn apart
Like a human heart
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I just have to thank Jo again, she is at the end of the phone to help me with the vicissitudes of this medium....everyone should have a Jo!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I understand why Gail and others are inspired by nests.
I am really excited about this idea of the sharing in "blogland" and the messages which I have received. When I was at the Geelong Forum I was photographing a students work on the last day, it was obviously her first time with us all, however she was very angry about me taking the photos. I hope she will learn of the gains from sharing ideas, nothing is new and we are all eclectic and most of us are truly respectful of each others work.
These felt beads are a case in point. I thought I discovered these beads, some years ago, until then I had never seen any (a sheltered life you will say) however I was at a gallery with Jude Skeers an established textile artist and I exclaimed " I have just made some of those" to which he replied, "Yes I do them with my 10 year olds"
Strange how we all think we are exceptional ...until someone tells us the truth.
Isn't it fun!
Monday, November 17, 2008
I have just finished a quilt for Ruby, who is a "foster" grandchild as she is the daughter of my lovely friend Miriam (Mim Art Life). Now Ruby being a little blonde girl of just five has very definite ideas about her likes and she REALLY likes Pink! so here it is.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Now this is not the "Fish" I am showing tomorrow but it was inspired by a workshop where we machine embroidered over wire..I think the technique holds many possibilities.
This is one of the extensions to my studio....the living room
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This piece was begun in Jeanette Macdonalds class at the Geelong Forum in September and completed later at home and is an Australian vision of "Wind, Earth, Water, and Fire"
It is rusted lawn stretched over a frame and on that are rusted papers with fabric, found objects and stitch. My plan was to have more stitch but the rusting process made stitching very difficult.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I am now on my own.