Thursday, 14 April 2011

What I've been up to

It seems ages since I did a blog post. I've been going in so many directions. I've almost completed my journal commissions, I held a sketching class yesterday and have another one on Saturday. I've been working on my Flora paintings and creating lots of work for an exhibition I have coming up in June. I thought I'd better show you some of the things just so that you can see I haven't been slacking off.


I spent a day with Elizabeth last week before she heads over to the UK. She showed me how to make these gorgeous liquorice all sorts, they also remind me of Blackpool rock from my childhood in England.


This is how I've used some of them. This is a stitched piece that will be mounted onto a canvas.


This is another  hand stitched piece made from my hand dyed fabrics and hand dyed threads.


This journal cover is also made from some of my dyed fabrics.


One of my Flora paintings


turned into this. I still haven't quite finished it yet.


A very small section of some of my sketchbooks used to demo in class.


Some of my sun printed fabrics


and hand dyed fabrics and laces that I have for sale in my little 'studio shop' during workshops.

Now back to the journals and liquorice all sorts.







20 comments:

Found art blog said...

dribble dribble dribble dribble....!

Dave King said...

The one you haven't quite finished yet is my choice. Fabulous, so far.

Iz said...

All that wonderful colour - just what I needed to see to brighten up a grey English day!

Bren said...

The sheer magnitude of what you produce is amazing. I love the designs and colours combinations you come up with and that finished piece from Fiona's class is perfect. Wonderful to see all the great stuff going on in your life including your upcoming exhibition. Congrats!

Heavens2Betsy said...

I love your allsorts, and all the sorts of wonderous creations you've made. They really are exquisite. Penny

Heather said...

I love those swirly, spirally all sorts and this post is full of painted and stitched happiness. It cheers one up just to look at it.

Denni said...

Wow! Your work is so amazing! Really, come on, slacking? Definitely not! Good luck on upcoming shows.

Judy Wise said...

Your posts always make my mouth water. The paintings, journals, stitchery, all so inventive and prolific. Thank you for the years of inspiration and beauty.

ju-north said...

The colours you use are so rich and vibrant!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wow, your fiber pieces are beautiful. I love what you did with the felt circles. xox Corrine

grrl + dog said...

good to know
I am not the only one

in a million directions..

you have been busy. Maybe it's just one direction, but different mediums.

Jacky said...

Busy, busy, busy....and I love all of it!
The allsorts look wonderful in your lollypop trees Ro.

Jacky xox

chris hobel said...

very yummy

Hoola Tallulah said...

loving those licorice allsorts! They look beautiful all stitched up on your collages, which are, as always, AMAZING!

Maria said...

Great beautiful things! I love the colors and the blends of colors and shapes.

artymess said...

Wow fab ....x

azirca said...

oooh lots to look at here. Your posts always brighten my day. *Love* the liquorice all sorts!

lindacreates said...

Absolutely beautiful Ro!

Parabolic Muse said...

Okay, this is making me want to do what I wanted to do when I was a girl and there was a pile of beautiful leaves. I just want to jump into these! They are so gorgeous. I just sun printed for the first time last year! You've truly made it brilliant!

Stephanie said...

always a joy to see the color and variety in your world!