Saturday, November 28, 2015

On My Walls

Needed to finish these two series, Amulets and Indigo by framing and hanging them on the wall. Sorry about the bright spots but my walls are not really gallery sites. For me it is essential to finish in this way...the last in the five creative steps is to put ones work in the world. Facebook and this blog accomplish that but going one step further by framing and living with these pieces is good for me and my artist's soul.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Perhaps Pink

I'm not much of a pink person, not in my clothes or in my art so I had to look around to see what I could find. This little tea set was my mothers and I have no recall of her ever using it or even displaying it...just up in the cupboard forever. The pedestal glass dish is lovely and also my mothers and found it in the cupboard too! I'm not much at using these but I do display them in the dining room on a glass shelf. This last is our wedding scroll. A dear friend and artist created this and inside are all the signatures of guests on our wedding stretches out at least four feet and it sits in the living room on the top of a bookshelf! Did you already guess...this is the search for Roy G Biv Day! For more images click on Jennifer or Julie

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Indigo Gate

10"x13", Indigo ink, stenciled cloth, sepia ink, hand and machine stitched, beads and bone, stained trim.
The last (for now) of this series using Indigo ink on muslin. My inspiration was the moments of dawn and dusk and I've enjoyed the emotional journey. I play music of all kinds while I'm in the studio and one of my favorites is Tom Waits. These lyrics inspired my heavenly gate!
I'm close to Heaven
Crushed at the gate
Sharpen their knives
on all my mistakes
Make it Rain

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Magical Carpet

13"x14", cloth treated with Indigo paint or treated with Indigo and rust combination, beads, hand stitching and machine free stitching.

The colors in this photo seem brighter, not as true as the actual piece which has softer tones.The design element is from a mosaic floor discovered at the ruins of Masada Israel. As I added stitches, the rectangle shape seemed to become more woven as in a carpet and so I followed the lead with this title. The imagined stark desert sunlight surrounded by an edge of Indigo sky still holds me to these pieces of cloth. I have just a small pile of this cloth left but I think enough to make one more Indigo dream.