Hand-made creativity with paper & paint!

October 27, 2014

Dungog by Design, a group of local artisans that I belong to, met today.  Our goal was to create Xmas cards using a gelli-plate and acrylic paint, amongst a range of other techniques.    This showcase is only the beginning of a roll of Xmas cards that will emerge from our day’s activity.   I am posting these here, as these are some of the ones I produced.   Hope you like them.


Time to deconstruct.

September 14, 2014

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The concreter’s are coming!  It’s time to deconstruct the gravelly area adjacent to my wet room.

But not before I returned to the process of deconstruction screen printing & syringe work using Procion MX dyes.

I am hoping these pieces will become arty aprons.

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One on the right was like the one on the left, until my syringe was put to work.

 

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Essence of Dungog

September 12, 2014

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Using watercolour paper and acrylic paints the base for this piece of art was formed.

Embellished further with hand-stitch, yarn, and painted lace inserted to the foreground depicting plant life.

This was created for entry into Dungog’s annual art exhibition -this concludes this coming Sunday.

I am pleased to announce that my piece was purchased at this exhibition, so it will be going to a wall in another person’s home …. at Dungog of course, given the title of my piece!


Little felts

August 29, 2014

These wooden buttons are made from real trees – a purchase from a specialist who slices twigs into shapes so useful for buttons.

Type of woods remains a mystery until I relocate the tags, they are in hiding somewhere in my stash.

Anyway the point I want to make,  is that these buttons caused my fingers to create felted pieces, which together with yarns and fabrics, have become lovely little brooches.  Perfect for winter!

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Crochet for the kitchen!

August 16, 2014

Fell in love with this yarn made from pineapples!    Made this a little bag to hang garlic in the kitchen.

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Wall art – my landscape

August 10, 2014

Creating another piece of felt which is then embellished with stitch & beads, this is another creation showcasing landscape theme.

My husband made the wooden frame – wood and fibre seem to be a good marriage!

I am enjoying this technique – it comes to easily to my fingers.   So much so, that it has become a MUST DO!

Feeling that I want to spend time experimenting with this technique and moving from small too larger pieces.

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Reflections of landscapes around Dungog

August 8, 2014

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Using silk & wool rovings I created a felt background which was enhanced by hand stitch and beading.  Some self-dyed threads and yarns were used.

Within this piece is the Mountmellick Stitch which recently was taught by Deirdre from Daughters of Dowling textile artist group.   I did not connect them to each other as is traditionally done, but preferred to include some individual stitches.  Can you spot them?

 


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