Thursday, April 26, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
This gold one is a gold cotton lame' fabric with angelina fibers and mica dust. I fused the feather to the background, and fused white tulle over the top to protect it in the mail. It's difficult to see in the photos, but the beads are not black, they are iridescent and contain all the colors of the feather. A lucky find!
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Sunday, April 1, 2007
This is my second piece done on canvas, in the same fashion as the ferns. In Guatemala there are these gorgeous flowers than hang off the rooftops like icicles. They were my inspiration for this painting.
In the Elements in Fabric class, after I made the water piece, I attempted a fire piece. The objective was to create a forest fire. I tried twice and just could not get it to look right. Maybe I didn't have the right fabrics, but it wasn't worth going out and buying more. So, I dumped all sorts of sparkly stuff on top, covered it with a layer of tulle, and stitched it together. Then I cut it into a circle and made it into a big bronze sun. I love it! The background piece is a fat quarter that I've had for a while, and it finally found it's purpose. It's quilted, but I'm still planning to embellish it with beads and fibers. I'll post again when it's done.
I swapped 1" charms with about 30 people around the world. They are all just beautiful and I decided that I needed to find a way to display them. This is also a work in process. I am going to mount it on a wood frame so that it stands away from the wall and the charms hang freely. I only wish I could have included all the charms on the piece.
Finally, you never know when inspiration is going to strike! Last night for dinner, I dumped a can of black olives into a blue and white bowl, and it was gorgeous! So my next adventure (when I finish with all my current adventures!) is to design a piece using cobalt blue, black and white.