I have been busy busy!! Co-ordinated an Art Award and exhibition a few weeks ago so I was just quietly freaking out about not getting of my own stuff done because I was at work or sleeping!!! However, I am back on track now and feeling good about what I have accomplished today. Above is a commission I am working on. I know! A commission! I am really excited about doing this piece and the 'commissioner' and I both love the colour!! It is a little greener than it looks in the photo - my camera gets excited about the flash and tends to overexpose the pic a bit...
This is another piece...even have what I think is a great name for it! It's about half finished I'd say. I've been having great fun discovering a few new techniques and playing with some others. For instance I've been embossing velvet - I've also put embossing powders on top of that. Free machining on organza then cutting it out with my soldering iron - no fraying!! AND!!!!!! I just discovered the joys of embossing on organza! I haven't seen this done anywhere before, so I'm quite excited. Didn't want the powders to blow off or the organza to melt, so I've been heating it over the toaster...
Aaaaanyway, the above piece will have gum tree flowers embroidered on it, a lot like the gum nut bagI uploaded a little while ago.
Tyvek flowers -Bernice Langley - who ran a machine embroidery class I went to recently had made flowers with petals like this so I extended it a bit using the fibre/string thing in the centre. This one was a test.
This one was for my mum for Mother's Day. Once again, the camera doesn't like photographing aqua/turquoise. Such a shame!!
I have an exhibition coming up in October, but I need a name for the show!!! Perhaps you can help me out with suggestions?
I'll tell you about my concept... I was initially going to call it transformations, but someone is having a show before me called 'transformed'. oh dear. so new name. Concept was exploring my internal transformations in response to the transformations going on in the world at the moment...by transforming my materials - sewing, felting, burning etc.
Now I feel even more strongly about exploring this theme. Make the viewer consider the impact of what's going on in the environment.
I need a name that is short, catchy. Maybe some awesome synonym for transform/transformation.
How about I send a fibre postcard out to the person whose name I use? Thank you in advance, Fabulous People!!!