Beautiful – Scrumptious – Delicious COLOUR!

November 18, 2010

Playing around with new ideas (again!!) and waiting for my earthy coloured painted textile piece to dry, I discovered my first cornflower bloom in the backyard garden.  

Ever since I was a little girl I loved sweet peas and sweet williams with their vibrant pink and mauve buds.  Ever since I was a big girl I have loved cornflowers – and any other flower with awesome (to use a cool young ‘un’s term) deep blue petals.  

This springtime I planted both these luscious plants in my backyard garden – just near the boring clothesline.  Collecting the dry laundry today I spotted my first cornflower bloom and wanted to share it with you.   I included a photo too so that you can see that our cat (Samera) was also intrigued by something new in the garden of bouquets!

Mmmmmmn – this is triggering a desire to include this colour into my next textile art piece.   I don’t think I can leave this idea alone – time to go now and let this thought simmer.


A journey returned me to collage

November 10, 2010

A recent short Victorian break lead me the spa water country of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.  

Surprize – surprize – I discovered the textile shops were even better than the waters!   A huge bag of pieces of Indian sari fabrics came home me with me, along with yummy other fibres I discovered along the way.  

Back home I found some silk fabric that I dyed in the microwave to produce glorious colour and such a soft feel.  

This formed the base colour of my collage using wool and silk rovings, fabric, yarns, and of course my Indian textile pieces.   It took a little journey to stimulate my creative direction to return to this type of collage work again.