Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Tuesday night is sketch club night.  I have only been twice this year and, as I only draw that night,  I am right out of  practice.  I was happy with one quick sketch and am wondering how I can employ stitches to render a version of it. 

I have been reading a couple of interesting books which have got me thinking - one on the history of crewel work and another called Embroidery Studio (Embroiderers Guild).  Embroidery Studio  features a number of textile artists who consider an old embroideries or textile and the pattern, stitch , composition etc and interpret and creation of new works inspired by those textiles.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

more collage

Still reading Gerald Brommer's book and being inspired to play with bits of paper and glue ... it is now officially confirmed that I am a bit of a hoarder ... I used papers that I painted at a workshop a couple of years ago  for the little fish below - the paper has been tucked away since then.  

I also collect postcards/flyers that come out for exhibitions and have added a couple of elements from that source to create 'Tom peeping' below:

I am having fun :-)

Not quite a self portrait

Not quite a self portrait
small 8' quiltlet with embroidered hair

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