Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Ronnie Bear

The prototype of a bear pattern I'm drafting/designing - He's called Ronnie after my dad

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Produce Patterns

I came across these earlier in my photo stash, two of the reference photographs I took for the original produce patterns painting.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Design Decisions

Its little wonder it takes me so long to finish artworks when I start contemplating design decisions such as ribbon composition, I do prefer the angled ribbon layout though...

Friday, 22 March 2013

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Felt beads

I don't usually felt, its not my favourite use for wool ( though I do admire the felt creations of other practitioners/ artists) I prefer to spin with it. But I had some old felted samples and scraps of yarn cluttering up the studio so in the spirit of recycling I decided to make some felted beads...

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Friday, 15 March 2013

Produce Patterns

You may remember this post about a painting I started several years ago and always intended (road to hell etc) to finish yet never quite did. Well I still haven't finished it, but it has dramatically moved on from my last post...

I decided that the undertaking of finishing that big canvas was a little foolish on my part, the painting had past its moment and there were practical reasons to abandon it too.
So instead i've hatched a plan to complete the work in a different way:
Salvaging the sections of the painting I was most happy with (and discarding the remainder) and using them in a series of new mixed media works. 
(featured above are two "in progress" shots of the salvaged sections) 

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Leafy Seasons - Bottle cap centers

Four sets of seasonal leaf motif bottle cap centers
 (spring, summer, autumn and winter colour palettes)
Fineliner & applied pigment inks  

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

"square" Rag Rug

approx. 50 x 40cm
As a change from rag rugging in the round I decided to attempt a square rug. I didn't quite get the tension/stitch ratio right however so the top of the rug is somewhat curved, lesson learnt for next time though...

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Denim Bottle Cap

In addition to creating paper based pieces to go inside the bottle caps, I'm exploring using fabric such as this denim. I may also embellish fabrics with embroidery or applique in later experiments. 

Monday, 4 March 2013

Lace Earring organiser

 Tired of scrabbling round my jewellery box for matching pairs I decided to make this to keep my earrings organised

(Approx. 25 x 30cm)

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Bottle caps and Blossoms

A set of 5 blossom themed bottle cap centers

(Brown cardstock, watermark and white ink)

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Bottle Caps Continued

The experimentations continue...

The biggest development in my bottle cap experiments is a switch from bending the cap edges in to bending them out. It is a more consistent method of "flattening" than in my previous experiments and I find it more visually striking.