Sunday, May 15, 2016

making shifu

I made some kami ito ages ago and kept it (I thought) safely hidden away. When I decided to test my new lap loom to see how well I could make shifu on it, I found that Certain Cats had found the kami ito and played cat's cradle with it. Here is Nero contemplating his sins.
 It look ages to gently disentangle it
But I got there in the end and started to make a little experimental shifu, using the beautiful deer bone needle, made and given to me by the lovely Velma.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

bark and ink

still absorbing and playing around with the wonderful techniques and ways of looking at the world that I learned at Sophie Munns' Seeds Through an Artist's Lens workshop last month.

Using non-traditional tools like sticks, pieces of bark, feather and leaves is an incredibly freeing way of painting and drawing.