|"We never see the flower / but only the fruit in the flower"|
(watercolour by Katrina Small, via)
|More wall boro|
First up today is a salute to the changing of the seasons. I have this artwork up all winter in the bedroom, but have taken it down for something lighter. It’s HEAVILY machine stitched and was created from a variety of materials including velvet, a tweed-type fabric, black felt topped with polyester fabric and burned out, commercial zebra print, my painted fabric, duck cloth, and more. It is 24×36 inches.
Second is the hand-stitching I am doing this week for the Intentional Printing Java Art Exchange. This is one of the 6″ square printed and stiched artworks I will be exchanging.
And, of course, stitching continues slowly on Shagbark. It’s especially slow because I am bit-by-bit taking out all the stitching I did in the beginning which now seem to be going in the wrong direction; e.g. the blue stitches in the photo above. Taking out handstitching is really a bit heartbreaking, but I just couldn’t ignore something that no longer fit my vision for the artwork. More and more I am learning that I am an artist who continues to evolve an artwork as long as I’m still working on it.
I love hand-stitching with threads from Laura Wasilowski’s Artfabrik!
Today’s the last day to join an exchange of java-themed art based on Lynn Krawczyk’s new Intentional Printing book published by Interweave/F+W Media. It is available as an e-book also with both version currently on sale.
All the details of the Intentional Printing Java Art Exchange are here.
The Exchange group, as of this morning, with participants from the U.S., Canada, and Australia:
Virginia A. Spiegel
Mary Ann Van Soest
Michael P. Cunningham
Marie Z. Johansen
WOOT! My quilt for Joshua caught the eye of the Glorious Color Blogger, so of COURSE I said yes they could include it in a blogpost! Glorious Color is the source of all things related to the Kaffe Fassett collective, so you can buy fabric (and more fabric), books, and all sorts of goodies. Anyway, they’ve done an entire POST on diamonds, starting with Marilyn Monroe–check it out here (PS…you have to scroll down a LONG way to see the quilt!). Here’s a photo I took and shared not long ago:
As you might guess by my silence, I’m madly working away on a quilt for a deadline. As soon as I surface I’ll be back.
Thanks Glorious Color for liking my quilt enough to feature it on the blog!
24 pieces, 30 x 24 inches each
Hair (collected from April 2011-March 2013), silk organza, muslin, thread, mixed materials Hand felted, hand stitched.
Itty bitty books in itty bitty bottles - by Rhonda Miller, shown at
Halifax Crafters Spring Market (wish I could have been there!)
See more of her work at myhandboundbooks.blogspot.ca
|Still Life in a Traditional Caf (2011)|
|At the Steam Museum (Rainy January) (2011)|
|Black. Natalya Aikens©2014|
|White. Natalya Aikens©2014|
|Elsheimer's Apollo and Coronis (26 x 32 cm): large-scale composition on a miniature level|
|Magdalena de Passe's engraving, 21 x 23 cm, with added text|
Love java? Love art? Love Lynn Krawczyk’s new book, Intentional Printing: Simple Techniqes for Inspired Fabric Art?
Please join us for the Intentional Printing Java Art Exchange. Important Dates:
April 15, 2014: Deadline for commitment to participate
May 2, 2014: Deadline for completion of art
May 5, 2014: Artists will receive the e-mail of the artists to whom they should ship their java art. Artists will contact the new owners for a shipping address. You may need to ship your artwork outside the continental U.S.
May 9, 2014: Last day for artwork to be shipped by artists to the new owners.
All the details are here.
These are a few of my 6″ printed squares for the exchange – yet to be hand stitched.
|Ronaldus Shamask hanging from the ceiling|
|designers sketches - Gary Graham|
|more designer sketches (Fabio Costa)|