Sunday, 29 August 2010

BEADS......

I have had a few internet issues this week....frustrating to say the least :)
However, I can now update on some of the goodies I have been working on in the meantime....textile art beads and bead jewellery, just for starters-lots more to come! BRACELETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE HERE-JUST CLICK!!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Dyeing results....


Just sharing a few of my results here....my hands remain a stubborn pattern of blues and pinks 3 days later,and I had to cut off all my nails, as they took up the various dyes beautifully!!- but it IS worth it and I now have some scrummy hot shades to work on this autumn. NOTHING I have ever used is more vibrant than acid dyes on silk fibers-is it just me that gets so excited to see the results I burn my fingers getting them out of the microwave too fast?!
Can't wait to get working on these...and hope to have enough completed by the end of the week to enable me to offer some prime selections as inspiration packs in my store-watch this space!

Monday, 23 August 2010

Fabric Art Album Handmade Book-PEARLS AND LACE

Entitled 'Pearls and Lace' the front cover is embellished with a gorgeous photo transfer along with beads and embroidery.
Inside there are 8 (eight) pages ( not including the covers which are also lavishly embellished inside!) of layered fabric collage which includes lace,papers,miniature textile art doll ,beads,buttons and stitchery. There is even a teeny fabric booklet, embroidered 'be mine' inside. Tons of hidden details - I have taken LOADS of pics but not nearly enough!
I have also added an art doll pocket on the back with a tag inside.
Room,if you wish, for your own additions if desired, a lovely keepsake for ephemera,scraps of special artwork and letters....or simply enjoy it just as it is-whatever inspires you the most!
Designed to be handled so firmly finished and stitched over, despite the shabby chic appearance!
This is quite a large book and measures ( approximately ) 8" square ( not including all the trails of lace and fiber embellishments) and ( approx) 2-3" thick.
A really delightful piece of truly unique art!
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR SALE HERE-CLICK TO VIEW LISTING!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

An afternoon of dyeing....

The summer ( such as we have had here! ) is drawing in...time to get my skates on and stock up on some new fabric supplies whilst it is still warm enough to spend hours working outdoors-fabric dyeing is definitely an outdoor pursuit for me, I'm SO messy! Had some great results today and I'm hoping to do some more tomorrow as well, as rain stopped play late this afternoon,I didn't want to risk blowing up my ancient dyeing microwave ( or myself!) running the electric supply outside in the wet!

I have two very curious cats (2 year-olds, brothers) - he is pointing out that I am NOT following these discarded instructions...but hey, I'm an artist, I like to push the boundaries!!

Photos of a few of latest colours and some in progress shots here-as you can see I took my gloves off a little soon ( I find it really hard to work in gloves, even the thin medical-type ones I use when dyeing) and clean forgot to put them back on. Guess I will have blue hands for a day or two...and a blue cheek also, not quite sure how I managed that, but am REALLY glad no one called round!!


Thursday, 19 August 2010

Wrist Cuff




Gorgeous textile art wrist cuff with lace trims and pearl beads-really is stunning when worn!
Measures ( approx) 8" around and is 2 and 1/4" wide. Trims are attached to sturdy upholstery fabric and the piece is lined with white silk.Fastens with a simple and pretty loop and pearly button .

I can make custom colours on request-just message me to discuss-no obligation!
These make a wonderful gift or a treat for yourself and will definitely brighten the simplest of outfits with a striking splash of pzazz!



Currently available for sale HERE! ( click to visit!)

Monday, 16 August 2010

Beauty - mixed media fabric art book...


Mixed media original art on handmade fabric book....quote reads 'everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it'.
The front cover is also illustrated with a small goddess figure entitled 'Beauty' and the spine of the book is finished with a feather and bead embellishment.The outside cover is also painted,dyed and delicately decorated with a smattering of gold paint on pale minty greens...

Sunday, 15 August 2010

SILENCE


I am delighted to bring you this unusual mixed media painting entitled 'SILENCE'.
Created using layers of script and collaged papers,along with inks and dyes. A whimsical and strong little piece,this would make a lovely addition to any art collection.
Canvas measures 6" x 8".

A really attractive work-I'm pleased to say it has brought a "WOW!" from everyone to have viewed it so far-I don't think the photos could ever do this real justice!
Currently available for sale HERE! Please click for more details.

Friday, 13 August 2010

MOMENTS-mixed media fairy painting



This piece is entitled 'Moments' and measures 6" x 12" x 1.5" on block gallery wrapped canvas ( staple free, deep sides).

Richly layered and interesting work,including vintage text,ink,papers,graphite,paints and glazes- the photos don't do her full justice! Sides are also painted so it is ready to be hung without the need for a frame.

The work has been lightly varnished and is signed and dated on the reverse.

Currently AVAILABLE FOR SALE HERE-PLEASE CLICK FOR DETAILS!!
This is one in a series of mixed media whimsical fantasy paintings which will be made available in my store this year, so do check back again soon!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

HONESTY Art Doll


This is HONESTY my newest Art Doll in this current series.
She has to be my favourite so far ( although I try not to pick so don't tell the others!)

HONESTY is luxuriously padded and has a hand painted face with soft glowing brown eyes.Using a mix of lace,fibers and many fabrics that I have dyed and painted myself she measures about 13" tall and has a cute little pocket attached containing a hand made tag stamped 'truth'.
HONESTY is available for sale - more details to follow ( or please contact me with a comment here if you are interested in this doll figure or one of her friends!)

Sunday, 8 August 2010

REMEMBER - new- mixed media painting...


Mixed media painting on 6" x 12" deep block gallery wrapped canvas ( staple free sides). Gorgeously quaint and whimsical piece this would grace any art collection beautifully!
Available for sale-further details to follow soon!

Friday, 6 August 2010

For Susie!



Water was clearer than clear-and wonderfully cool on my feet!!





I know that you were with us in spirit, so please do enjoy these :)



All set for a swim!





The evening sun just got better and better-stunning! :)






I was stalked by a very determined seagull .....

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Art Doll 'GIGGLE'

GIGGLE  is one of my new art dolls recently completed using hand painted fabrics,inks,paints and stitch.
Face is hand painted with permanent pigments and her body and wigs are lusciously padded.
Hangs approx 38cm (15") - metal hanging hoop is already attached to the back for easy display!

I love these, they are such a delight to create-I'm already brimming with further ideas for future characters!
'Giggle' and some of her friends are available for sale and will be at exhibition during Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week, for exposedART on Events Square, Falmouth on Wednesday 11th August. More details to follow soon!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Art Doll 'CREATIVE'

This is another in my new series of Art Dolls. Named 'Creative' she was made using hand painted fabrics,fibers,luxury filling and gorgeous scraps of sequin ribbon and found objects, including an old paintbrush!
Her dreamy face is hand painted on primed fabric,using permanent pigments-truly a vision, she measures around 14" long.
Available for sale, this doll and some of her friends will be unveiled at 'exposedART' Exhibition on 11th August on Events Square, Falmouth, as part of Falmouth week.
Hope to see some of you there!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Art Doll 'TRUTH'

TRUTH  is one of my new art dolls recently completed using hand painted fabrics,inks,paints and stitch.
Face is hand painted with permanent pigments and her body and wigs are lusciously padded. Hangs approx 38cm (15") - metal hanging hoop is already attached to the back for easy display!
I love these, they are such a delight to create-I'm already brimming with further ideas for future characters!
'TRUTH' and some of her friends are available for sale and will be at exhibition during Henry Lloyd Falmouth Week, for exposedART on Events Square, Falmouth on Wednesday 11th August. More details to follow soon!
Also-just for simplicity and to cut down on my time spent on admin at the computer, I have decided to combine both my textile/fiber art and mixed media work-paintings etc all onto this ,my main blog. I hope not to lose anybody on the way-please do check back often,I have lots of new work to share over the coming month!

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