Thursday, June 30, 2011

caput mortuum

caput mortuum
Originally uploaded by textileseahorse

having to post from flickr as blogger won't let me in - here's my interpretation of the 'animal kingdom' theme.

the photo is of a mummified rat found under the fig tree in my back yard - printed onto silk dupion and organza, layered onto wool suiting and linen, hand dyed cotton mesh, covered in tulle, stitched, heat gunned and rubbed with oil stick

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

challenge quilt preview

planning caput mortuum
Originally uploaded by textileseahorse

all will be revealed tomorrow for the art quilts around the world animal kingdom challenge.

here's the sketch for mine and a fragment of one of the components.......

Monday, June 06, 2011

holy guacamole, batman...

chez seahorse is in the middle of moving house and it is emphatically, Not Fun. We're at the horrible stage where the house is full of boxes and it looks like we're building an internal fort but there is still stuff everywhere, reproachfully waiting to be packed.
 not to mention packing the scissors and the tin openers and then having to delve around and find them...  the house has to be clear by the weekend so the gussying-uppers can come in and get the house ready for sale.
so, needless to say there has been nothing creative happening around here - not even sock knitting.
but.... the new house, where i will be sharing a nosebag with Kind Dog,
is lovely and big, light and airy and best of all - has a studio for me to work in :)

will be back at some point, once we resurface