I’ve had a burst of creative energy lately, and have made some decisions too in terms of various pieces of work and how I want them to develop. This is a relief, particularly as I’ve been pondering over work based on some stories and words I’ve written.
Previous blog posts show how I have started to make them into artist’s books, but, typically, I’ve changed my mind.
They are now going to be small format framed pieces.
This piece is called ‘The light through the trees’, and will feature five haiku. I may not use all the pieces as I want to include text too.
This piece, above, has been stitched, with the addition of some wonderful chunky gemstone chips. All the components will be finished in this way before construction.
Another piece of work being put together here, from pieces I made earlier. The birds were finished examples for a pattern I produced, and the trees are cut out of a finished fabric piece which works better cut up! This is now finished too, happily.
I’ve been working away at another piece, below, using some more of those cut up pieces of discarded embroidery. I liked them so much reduced into components I had to make something else, and this is a mostly paper collage with those fabric additions. It’s a design exercise for what will most probably be a needlepoint.
It’s largish, 75 x 58 cm. I was intending to keep it to around 30cm each way; failed.
I’ll show the whole of it when it’s done, which if all goes to plan will be later today.
And this chap, below, has been around for a while, and has but a few more stitches to go. This is just the top of it, it’s quite large. The pieces will need blocking, which I know I will hate doing, so they may have to be sent to finishing school, if I can find someone willing to take them on.