Friday, April 1, 2011

A Walk Down Memory Lane


The Long Walk Home
Art Quilt
Work in Thread and Fabric
16"x8"

The last few days I've been in my old studio, which is really just a spare bedroom, clearing out all my older work, frames, fabric, threads and an overwhelming mess of old papers.  I've decided to let Sierah have this room when she comes home from university as Holly moved into her room before the bed was even cold. Now before you go thinking I'm  this incredibly selfless mother let me tell you that the light in that room was never right.  Mornings,  which just happen to be my most creative time period were always dull and gloomy in there and it wasn't until around 3 in the afternoon that the sun came shining through.  I've moved everything into the office downstairs which is this light filled space that remains that way most of the day.  There are two storage closets as well which will be perfect for storing all "my stuff",  at least that is when I clean them out.

So going through some of my older works has been quite interesting to say the least.   Thought I would share a few with you.  

These pieces are all for sale by me so if you see anything you like ... whip me off an email.

The piece above "The Long Walk Home" was a real challenge as most of it is completed using only thread.  The background is a collage of threads and fabric but the woman,  the child's hair and top are all done in thread.  


Emergence
Art Quilt backed onto canvas
Work in Thread and Fabric
14"x11"

In this piece the background is collaged with fabric and threads as is the tree but the egg is done solely in thread.  I think this was one of the first pieces in which I used a brown background but with the gold it really pops.



Turtle
Art Quilt backed onto canvas
Work in Thread and Fabric
6"x6"


Collaged background but turtle completed in thread.


Down On The Farm
Art Quilt
Work in Fabric and Thread
9-1/2"x9-1/2"

The tree and grass are completed in thread and the rest is a mix of fabric, thread and paint.






The Walk
Art Quilt backed onto canvas
Work in Thread and Fabric
6"x6"



The Walk has always been one of my favs ... love that African influence of colour and the beads.  Once again, background is collaged with fabric and thread... her dress and basket is completed in thread.

So there you have it,  a short but sweet walk down memory lane.  Funny to  see some of these pieces again and to remember where I was in my life at the moment they were made.  I call them it my "fabric collage" period.

Anyway, must run as there are a growing number of closets that need to be cleaned out and who knows what I'll find in them.




1 comment:

Kayla coo said...

Thanks for sharing your work,really interesting. M x