January 15, 2017
This little wren looks like he has had too much Post-Xmas food, all puffed up and so so chubby!
Painted on silk and embellished with fabric, yarn, & beads, I made this little bird on a very hot hot day here in Dungog. With a few days of 43degrees celcius in the shade all the local birds disappeared from sight, until early evening when tiny blue wrens fluttered through our camellia trees searching for dinner treats. Such beautiful creatures they are. My little wren image has become a fabric postcard, allowing a personal hand written message on the back, before it takes flight.
December 21, 2016
Experimenting with dye on fabric sometimes goes very ugly. But here I salvaged a small piece that like for its repetition, scale, and movement. It allows the white negative space to feature and be a floating background for dancing colour. Unfortunately the whole piece – a silk scarf – turned out rather ugly because too much colour overloaded and unbalanced the whole effect. Ah, my learning curve continues.
December 14, 2016
The idea of combining natural colours grown from the botanical world with my purchased dyes applied to show a botanical theme is displayed here. Three scarves with three different approaches have created a harmony of colour and imagery using pigments of the land and the shop!