Monday, September 28, 2009

Needle felted Pumpkin - Play time

I don't often take time to just play but this was a Guild project this month and it was fun to just experiment with a new technique. Of course I had to take it further and add the leaf and more colours.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First Day of Autumn

First day of autumn and it was beautiful. The leaves are starting to turn so must remember to take the camera with me more often. This Maple is in our back garden.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Last day of Summer 09

So hard to believe we even had a summer as it was mostly wet and cool. Which meant I spent most of the time in the studio working on "Urban Texture" that is showing at the Mennonite Heritage Center in Winnipeg. The Opening was on Friday Sept 18th and will be there till November 14. Working with a group really does have it benefits. For one I have been able to exhibit across the country in Galleries that I never knew about and I don't have to have a complete body of work so it does free up some time to experiment. I thought of changing from a Fibre Artist to an Experimental Artist as it seems every thing I do is experimental and have yet to hone in on a technique that I want to stick with. For Urban Texture I worked in the whole cloth style which I really do like and working more with it. Whole cloth is where the design is sketched on to the material then stitched. Most often the Sketch is painted before the stitching but I decided to stitch first then painted and dyed. A few challenges did arise and I wanted to changes a few things after but I had a deadline and got it all done and in the mail with 3 days to
"Illusion of " 42x32

"Exaggeration " 32x41

"Blending" 41x31

" Beneath the darkness" 45x35

I did get a few days out to explore the area and went to the Hopewell Rocks near Hillsbrough. It was a beautiful day and there is just something about walking on the floor of the Fundy that was inspiring.

3 Ps in the mud (Wayne, his Mom and his Aunt)

This looked liked the only way to really enjoy the experience of the tide out. But you had to have seen the expression on his Mothers' face.
And then yesterday we had visitors to remind us of the changing season. and yes they are eating my newly plated cedars.