Thursday, November 29, 2007
I have a great pleasure making them. It was not as difficult as I thought it could be.
It was not easy to get a sharp picture, I'm not very clever with my digital camera :-<
The real color is this one (scan) :
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
November is in pink :-)
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Net in crystal beads fly stitch. Backgroung in black wool french knots.
I've learned recently how to insert cabochons using peyote stitch. You can see a large green glass cabochon at the bottom.
Background in french knots with a variegated wool thread, the same as July.
The crystal and blue net is done in fly stitch (crystal beads) + one blue AB bead in the middle of each stitch.
Background in black wool : french knots and straight stitches.
My pages will all be 6" x 4".
I've joined this project with enthusiasm because I needed something to boost me.
7 years ago, I've discovered a book which radically changed my artist's life. Perhaps some of you have read it and practiced the exercices given, I can only strongly advise it to anybody who wants to progress : "The artist way" by Julia Cameron.
Since then I've learnt to listen to myself and understood that our work is the reflect of what we are inside , i.e. : what we have learned, lived, felt, seen, listen to, our joys and our tears, our experiments and researchs ...
Now, it's time to go one step further and study more precisely how the creative process could be awaken and enriched. I thank Robin for giving me this opportunity.
The first image is the full view, the second one is a close-up.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Created in 2005
Size : 12" x 16"
Background : handyed fabric.
Center piece : black cotton, painted, application of velvet, metallic net and various fabric snippets.
Heavy machine embroidery to hold everything in place, then holes burned with a soldering iron.
Heavy hand stitching and beading.
Created in 2006 listening to the song written by Pete Seeger in 1961.
Background : old real army treillis worn from 1996 to 2006, free hand machine quilted.
Center motif : silk ribbon embroidery on a background of hand dyed fabric layered with organza, hand machine stitched and burned with a soldering iron.
Created in 2006
Size : 12" x 37"
Had been selected for "Fiber Force - A Futuristic Approach" : exhibited at the PIQF (October 2007), then Mid-Atlantic Show (Hampton - VA) in February 2008 and WorldQuilt (mid-September 2008)
Background : layers of organza on hand dyed fabrics, heavy free machine embroidery, motifs burned with a soldering iron.
Fancy fabric, heavy hand stitching, needle lace and braids