Friday, 20 May 2011

Art Heals

It's amazing how a day back in the studio can have such a healing process, I really would be lost without my art. We're slowly coming to terms about the loss of Dad, he's with Mum now which is a consolation.

I'd like to thank everyone for all of your kind words and comments, there just aren't enough hours in the day to get around to thanking you all personally, but I really do appreciate your kind thoughts.

I've been working on art for our upcoming exhibition 'Five Take Flight' at the end of June. If you're able to come we'd love to see you.



Following are just some of the pieces that I will have in the exhibition.




This is a small 5" x 5" box canvas that I've painted then applied stitching with my hand dyed threads.




This is another 5" x 5" boxed canvas with stitching.




I always like to continue the design around the sides of the canvas.




I'm also creating a series of collage and stitched owls on painted 5" x 5" canvases. This owl still has to be stitched to the canvas. It's only glued at this stage.



This is a felted and stitched piece that I created using my embellishing machine. This will be stitched onto a painted canvas backing. I still have lots more decorative stitching to add to the piece.








13 comments:

Kim said...

Nice post Ro

Karen Wallace said...

Beautiful work. Hugs Karen

chris hobel said...

I have many friends who are losing parents this year, as well as children I feel for you all as I lost my parents some years back, the result of being the youngest child not always the best place in a family

Elizabeth said...

I am so glad you are finding solace in your art. It is so hard to loose the ones we love- but they are always in our hearts !! You new pieces are wonderful! I especailly love the felted pied=ce and the little owl!!
I so wish I could pop over for athe show!!! :(
Big Hugs!!!

JP said...

glad you are ok - love the canvas pictures - take care

Terri Kahrs said...

Ro, Art DOES heal! There really IS something about the creative process that soothes a tattered spirit. Fabulous work (as always). Your colors always make my heart sing, and those little owls are darling. Have a beautiful weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxox

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Looks like a fantastic group in your exhibition. Glad your art is healing, one day at a time. xox Corrine

KatrinaRecycled said...

Agreed, art really does help heal and get through the tough times.
I lost my mum 7 years ago and still miss her dearly. In the evenings, quite often I find myself out looking to the sky and talking with my mum.
Your work is wonderful, love it!

grrl + dog said...

what excitement -
and to see some familiar names as your cohorts for the exhibition.

Maria said...

Really nice art. I love the combo of canvas and stitching...

Heather said...

Glad you have found comfort in your art Ro, especially as it gives happiness to so many others. Your exhibition will be uplifting and full of colour - I love your stitched and painted canvases.

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Lovely work Ro. I hope the exhibiton goes well
Lee:)

Dacey said...

I don't hope but i believe that your exhibition will be rocking and your painting will rock.Your paintings are very beautiful and colorful.