Monday, 19 July 2010

Play day

Last Friday I had a day off work and spent it playing in Elizabeth's studio. I've mentioned before it's like being in Aladdin's cave, such wonderful colour and beautiful artworks everywhere, including a fabulous carved piece Elizabeth had made by Robyn from Art Propelled, it was lovely to actually be able to touch the real thing, so sensuous.
Elizabeth made a gorgeous little journal while I made a very colourful piece of felt, I love being able to add scraps of this and that to add interest and texture. Elizabeth's publishing such an inspiring book about her work, with some how too's, I got to see a sneak peek, it's gorgeous, I can't wait until it's available, hopefully by the end of the year. What a fabulous inspiring day.


This is a section of the felt, it was too large to get an overall photo




Close up views


I'm now adding some hand stitching.









These are padded brooches, with leather backs, that I've made using the hand embellisher.


Now back to the felting.

21 comments:

jenny said...

Oh my gosh Ro, your felting is just gorgeous....love all the embellishment too... And your brooches are divine...
Jenny

Rebecca Anthony said...

Oh those colors are just delicious!!

Heather said...

Your felt is amazing Ro - such gorgeous colours. How many yards did you make?!! The little felt brooches are lovely and such fun.

Studio Sylvia said...

And what a play day it was, Ro! Lovely work and a wonderful palette of colour.

Chris Gray said...

..love, love, love those colours!!

..and the brooches are delightful :-)

Bren said...

my gosh Ro you've created abstract art with your felting, I can hardly take in what you are able to do with fabric/felt :-)

PaperPumpkin said...

Gorgeous brilliant colors and textures!

Parabolic Muse said...

Ro, this is so beautiful.

Don't you love playing with other artists? It makes such memories!

Patricia González Palacios said...

So beatiful, hug's paty

Terri Kahrs said...

Ro, I am absolutely swooning with delight after seeing this vibrant palette!!! Love those little brooches. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Julie said...

I love your felting Ro, it's so rich and colourful. Pretty brooches too.

You were asking about Lindisfarne Castle, it is now owned and run by the National Trust so I think they have probably done some work on it. We were talking to one of the stewards and she said that the fundraisers they have at the castle raise money purely for the castle and help towards the maintenance.

Kayla coo said...

Beautiful colours!
M x

sharon young said...

What a riot of colour, and those little brooches are gorgeous!

Dot said...

Smiling thinking about you having a play day at Elizabeth's Ro! I know you would have been in your element surrounded by all that color. Love the piece of felt you made. Luscious color. And your brooches are lovely too.
Am looking forward to buying Elizbeth's book when it comes out.
Dot xx

Nic Hohn said...

Ro your felt is divine! and I love those rainbow brooches....

Jenxo said...

I jUst love your felting, the colors are wonderful.... and your brooches are just beautiful....

Jan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! My soul is so inspired by this kind of work, these sort of colors. Thanks for sharing and I will be watching for Elizabeth's book.

Jan said...

This felt is so beautiful! What a great job you have done. And I love the brooches, they are so colorful and fun!

cathsheard said...

So so lush and beautiful - just wonderful :-)

fibrefrolics said...

Fabulous colours in your felting. Full of happy colours! Your brooches are gorgeous too. Glad you enjoyed your playday!
Penny

Elizabeth said...

Amazing fel work Ro!!! I am so thrilled to ehar that Elizabeth is working on a bok!! It will go to the top of my book wish list!!! your brooches are fabulous- isn'tworking with the embellisher addicting???? tiemt o go and di my machine out again!!