Thursday, March 31, 2011

A New Piece emerges

This is a commissioned piece of a family's journey around Australia, so after consultation, I paint up a design. This is then reviewed by the client, and I redraw sections that are not correct.

I then paint the silk using instant silk dyes. This provides the background colour.

Small pieces of fabric are then cut out for the details, these will then be machine embroidered onto the fabric.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Cross Roads

I thought I'd show you some older work just to give you an idea of some of the different ways I work.

"Cross With Care"

"Footpath Chatter"

"Local Traffic Only"

These pieces from some years ago are examples of my collage work where I combine elements of stitch, scrap papers, photos and maps.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

More Small Pieces

"Drying Clothes"-collage, hand coloured etching, stitch,

"Feels like some kind of ride but it's turning out just to be life going absolutely perfectly" ( quote from Brian Andreas- Some kind of Ride) - Watercolour pastels, ink.

"Hawkesbury River" - collaged maps and fabric, stitch, acrylic paint

"Family Camping", lino print, stitch, wood engraving,maps

Small Pieces

What to do with all the prints made that weren't quite perfect? Well I am a collage artist after all...put them together with other prints and add drawings and painting and ... new work!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A New Book

The latest book from my studio is a gift to my 21 year old daughter. It is a story of her adventurous life, and a tribute to her love for trees, tree houses and the outdoors. It is a book in a book, all recycled materials. Here are some pictures of it in progress and then the completed piece.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Colour in action

So the party preparation done, studio very clean, fabric hung and very bright cakes iced.