Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Monday, 22 March 2010
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
i made this napkin for the thread den/ next wave project. i really enjoyed making this piece. i used some not so great screenprints of the houses and then i embroidered some flags into the windows and edged the napkin with left over strips of fabric. i thought the backing fabric was great beacuse it is like picnic napkin fabric. i found this in the bottom of my material box... had forgotten about it!
now i need to get back to work again... see you x
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
here are some pieces that i will shortly sending to wales for a book arts exhibition that they hold annually there. i think i already mentioned it. anyway, i have been enjoying making some small textile pieces and thinking about letters and book shops and books. the next set of pieces i will make are some collages on paper with book page layouts. at the moment i am carving another stamp. this time of the same bookshops, i wanted to see what it looked like in rubber as opposed to screen printed.
Sunday, 14 March 2010
this is atticus. he is my new little friend. he is in the studio with me today being a very good boy. i made him this little red bed and he loves. he has been exploring everywhere and then is exhausted and loves cuddles.
the houses are a piece i am finishing in a tin to send to wales.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
some of you might not be aware that aine cassidy and i have another blog called we make great things. we've gone a bit black and white crazy. actually maybe i have gone black and white crazy and aine isn't! anyway, i wanted to share these images with you to show some developing narrative ideas. i want to somehow string these images together with a story. any thoughts are welcome. the lilies are probably not included, but maybe i will integrate them in the next picture!
i have been making work for the art shop in wales this week. i do not have much time to finish them all, but it is good for me to have such a short dead line. i printed my stencil cut screen images which worked to a degree... i have learnt a lot through the process, but i need to start again really and make them better. luckilly i stitched lots of things over dodgey areas.
the colour chart is up on the wall in my studio. i made it when i did a botanical drawing class with andrew seward. i often refer to it to make or match a colour.
today is cold so i am listening to brahms. i loooove brahms. it's so dramatic!
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
the show opens tonight. i thought i would give you a sneaky preview, maybe to convince you to get on down to see it and share in some vino blanco. also here is some pictures of the studio. i made a little box from an old book to house some bits and bobs, i found some great old post cards in some books that mum's friend gave me. the bull and the eyes are from one of the books. the huevos rancheros is a purely over indulgent photo to show off my new spanish dishes bought at chef's hat in south melbourne. i was trying to recreate a dish that i had with jess on the weekend at innocent bystander. yum.
the stencil is done now and so is the cycling man. i now need to go and buy some laquer thinners to apply them. i am putting it off because i hate stinky messy chemicals. i should have bought the orange film... too late, it's all cut now!