Tuesday, January 03, 2006

WIPs...



i started this last year inspired by melody johnson's work and the chicago school of fusing. i'm still not sure if it's finished - maybe it's finished enough? its working title is things fall apart but when i was taking photos this afternoon E (my 8 year old daughter) asked me if it was a king or a prince - she was looking at it 'portrait' while i have only ever looked and worked at it in 'landscape'

and this is my underwater tree of life - temporarily at a standstill until i can work out the next embellishment. i painted the fabric (cream homespun) last year with watercolour pencils, fabric paints and my daughter's special crayons (silky??) i got the tree outline from a photo i took of elm trees in earl st in kew. i traced the tree onto the fabric and then went over the lines with a sepia coloured fabric marker. there are bits of organza, velvet and tulle, couched wool fleece, super fine knitting wool, silk and cotton embroidery threads, gold metallic thread and beads. as with the other piece i'm not sure when it will be finished.....

1 comment:

Susan George said...

I hope you are going to frame these pieces - they look fab