Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Most Loved

My participation in the Roy G Biv search has come full circle. Its been fun and I've met some new artists and connected to new sites! This month is free color choice and I decided to post some of my  favorites.  I thought I might see a trend or color connection but so far its just a mixture of random favorites. The first piece (from top to bottom) is a mixed media work on paper and the second one as well ... both are from my series on the planets. The third is fabric and I love the layers as well as stitching on the machine and adding beads. The fourth was one of the first fabric pieces I put together and really showed me my direction in creating my own artifacts, my ancient stories.This last piece is just a portion of new work and honestly I always love the one I'm with ...was that a song? Truly my attention is on the work at hand and I live with all the potential. Sometimes I'm disappointed but its the joy of creating isn't it? Check out Jennifer Coyne Qudeen for more links to more artists posting more for the last of Roy G Biv for 2014!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Color Choices

This photo is of three piles of assorted fabrics, papers and trims ..3 palettes you might say of next images. I'm starting a new exploration and my inspiration is about ancient scribes, the remnants of the beautiful illuminations of sacred text. Pieces ravaged by time, secured in sealed jars, left to sand burials and thoughtless looters. I'm excited about putting together fabrics, sewing, beading and various images to produce my take on such magical texts. As usual it begins for me, reading my archeology magazine, visiting museum sites and reading books off my shelf that speak of ancient wisdom. At this point I'm filled with butterflies and some doubts because starting a new journey has so many unknown factors ... one step at a time ... !

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mosaic Gateway

12"x12" cradled wood panel, digital print on organza, flour paste resist, hand stamped cloth, turquoise beads and machine and hand stitching, painted netting.

The last wood cradled panel with the last intentional look at ancient mosaic imagery. Composing on paper and cloth allows for the adding onto and the cutting away of an image but this 12"x12" structure has kept me aware of my borders and edges... not always comfortable for me. The digital photo of the doorway was a part of a photograph I took years ago and never thought I would find the place for it. I finally used the last of my turquoise beads on this one and the upper cloth was a scrap from my first husbands suit pants. Nothing is safe around me!

New work ahead ... I've been doing a ton of writing, visiting museum sites and reading a few special books. I haven't quite found my direction so I imagine there will be some starts and stops some failed attempts and maybe even happy results ...I just regularly show up at the work table and things begin happening sooner or later. While my focus is in flux, I am gathering this years work into a 2015 calendar/planner.

Happy Thanksgiving!