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.
Needing some downtown time to beat Dungog’s heat, a bundle of hand painted cards emerged from my hands. These three are a sample of the 20 cards I made today. Landscape abstraction is something I feel to be special as it comes from within me, as a result of the natural landscape surrounds where I live. I welcome your thoughts – how do these images affect you?
Botanical printing, I find, has a tendency to produce unpredictable imagery which sometimes needs something extra. In this instance I added colour, carefully placing it to enhance the natural earthy botanical tones with colours of the sky recently seen during our summer storms. This scarf is a beauty.
Always contemplating the landscape where I live, this image emerged from my fingers onto my iPad. Time has been filled creating paper pods, felt brooches, and dyeing silk in glorious summery colours. More about this soon.
Spring time colours has brought subdued colours to our landscape, the early mornings in particular.
Springing into Shibori dyeing once thonk my technique is improving. The movement in this silk piece is gracious.
Attending a whirlwind mini workshop at Newcastle Regional Art Gallery I came home with this tiny paper pod. Whilst small in size, I gained enough inspiration and knowledge to make larger pieces at home. They are still drying… will show these to you soon.