Monday, September 22, 2014

Stoned again....sandstoned that is

A continuation of sandstone felts...this piece , except for the last photo, was a scarflette i finished today....loved the tones and the touch of blue was good....so much to learn and such fun learning ..especially with a new obsession..you can take all your past and apply to a new surface...the trick for me, is remembering it all, more notes , more detail designs and this blog helps as it is like a memory journal of what I have done, what has gone before;). When you do a lot of things that all entail a lot of processing the details get pretty thick and notes help keep things straight...so tomorrow I tryanother  technique, and feel a wall piece coming on which would almost be full circle from 25 years ago when i started felting, then I did a lot of wall pieces, quite large ones....it is always a shock to see them from time to time at friends places...i would like to take them and felt them all anew...lol not that they weren't solid but what I thought was well felted then is not how I see well felted now...;)



Friday, September 19, 2014

Poor replica ...

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No chance of ever replicating what nature presents but so much fun trying....skies cleared and sandstone appeared on my workbench...living on a small island with incredibly beautiful sandstone beaches, I am amazed it took me so long to try and make a few sandstone wraps, but today was the day, and once I started it was hard to stop, exhaustion was the only thing that made me stop....great to be felting again and to be obsessed with fibre and colour...of course the rest of my life was on hold, but c'est le vie....carpe diem I say...can see I will be travelling on this road for awhile, trying to perfect the stoney look...on felt that is! Lol

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

As the starlings flock

The signs of fall are in the air, starlings flocking and morning dew has just begun, although the 
Days have been sunny and unusually warm....I have been building stock, well actually having a lot of fun,  but building stock sounds so much more work oriented, and what i have been doing definitely feels like fun....here are some of my moments in the recent past, between harvesting and drying food.


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Friday, August 1, 2014

More with a difference.....

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Eucalyptus and smoke bush...revisited...oh how I love that combo.....


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Abundance...dance

WL...working on this felted stictched piece for an "art in the garden"show....have several pieces to put a small assemblage together...then of course there was eco printing! And I was really p,eased with the results....having even printed ferns...and of course, walnut, eucs, and some geranium...busy days of summer...
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New best friend.....

Loving how the plants are printing this time of year....this first one is like a japanese water colour, and the eucatus are so generous ...the third pic is my new best friend , i am in love with every part of the cotinus plant it is particularly beautiful to me and is in full bush right now...still looking for something to give me lines in the printing but am thrilled with what i am getting, even did a cotton tee and although paler print,, came out quite distinct...the air is abuzz with bees and creative energy, i am exhausting myself each day and loving it....

Thursday, May 29, 2014

On a roll or ten!!,

Sweet eucalyptus.....such a generous plant, and oak leaves....who knew? Experimenting with different plants and different mordants and having lots of fun, must document, which isn't my favourite thing, i get lost in the doing and work spontaneously with whatever surfaces....exciting for me but not very consistent....but i am really open to whatever happens, perhaps too much...
Spring plants, I thought were not noted for there giving up of colour, usually I hear fall plants, freshly fallen. But these seem to be working and I have more experiments on the workbench, plus some logwood and madder chips soaking....
Continuing to try and make housework and cooking as joyful as my workbench, but not too successful,yet ;))