Two challenge pieces to complete by the end of the year, and I’m rushing to get these completed. November is a single bacterial colony on a microscope slide. A chance to use some toggles made a long time go with Karen Ruane. I must have had my camera on some very odd setting as these colours are all too blue.
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Sunday, 10 December 2017
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Monday, 27 November 2017
Monday, 13 November 2017
Sunday, 12 November 2017
When I volunteered to assist with making costumes for the local pantomime, I thought I would just need my usual sewing kit. For the first costume, that was the case, dress for the female, youth lead,
However, when the next one was for the king of the rats, I needed to use tools less commonly associated with sewing.
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Sunday, 5 November 2017
Saturday, 4 November 2017
Part 3 of the seed series is finished, bound ( sort of, completed with a satin stitch, stitched with an overlock foot which prevents the stitching puckering and tightening) and a photo posted to the group page of the Contemporary Quilt Group. Lots and lots of texture on this one.
A last session with the curved structure at the drawing course led to more collaged music,some additional ink and white chalk.
Next week, we are drawing reflections which I love, but which I don’t love drawing!
Friday, 3 November 2017
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Monday, 30 October 2017
With apologies to Peter, Paul and Mary, time to ponder where my stitching has got to. I’m being diverted in to sketchbook work, which is a good thing, in light of the degree of mental block I have about thinking my scribblings are worthy of the word sketchbook.
Work in the studio at Mary Ward, continuing with this piece, cutting a stencil to allow multiples to be drawn on top of each other
Then as ever, I felt the need for some collage
One more week to work on this in the studio.
I am still working on the CQGB monthly challenge. with the last one of the seed series well underway. Applique, embroidery and texturing with TextureMagic
Shadowing with oilsticks has been overdone, I’ll need to see if I can tone that down.
The final three in the series are based on bacteria, and the threats posed by overuse of antibiotics.
I’ve filled a sketchbook,, so needed a new one. Breakdown-printed cloth with an appliquéd piece of melted ( deliberately of course!) gold lame fabric.
Experiments with drawing ink and an angle-cut hair dyeing brush on pasted tissue paper - swans, gondolas?
Inspiration this month has come from: Ruth Padel and Issam Kourbaj, “Dark Water, Burning World” a small installation in the Islamic Gallery at the British Museum; The Business of Prints at the British Museum; Prism at Hoxton Galleries, now finished, particularly the work of Ross Belton using found natural materials.