Monday, 6 June 2011

Can't see the forest for the Lollipop trees

Still working like crazy creating and completing projects for the exhibition. I've been making brooches from embellished felt and guess what shape they turned out. I can't seem to get away from my lollipop trees, they've been with me for a few years now and they seem as if they will continue for awhile yet. They are popping up everywhere in my exhibition work.


I still have lots of hand stitching to add to them now. I hope to be adding some to my Etsy soon too.


Jacky and Patsy came to paint the other day, we are painting cylinders to place in the foyer of the exhibition space. Jacky's is fabulous, my photo doesn't do it justice, too much light.




It's not hard to guess who painted this one - the photos above show both sides.


I'm also making fabric collages from my hand dyed, sun printed fabrics then machine stitching around the main subject and machine stitching the writing. I've hand stitched all of the layers, these are then going to have a mount and be framed. I hope to do a series of these including the poppy seed heads and pomegranates.

Thanks again to everyone in the previous post for your lovely comments and words of encouragement, better get back to creating my forest.





27 comments:

Heather said...

I love those lollipop trees and the painted columns are stunning. They will be a great addition to the exhibition. Your little honesty piece is so sweet and will look very elegant when it is mounted and framed. I do like your machined writing - so much more artistic than an automatic machine alphabet. The exhibition will be a sure winner.

Doreen G said...

Good luck with the exhibition Ro-I was hoping to be there for it but I stuffed up the plane flights so I will be a week early. :0((

Julie said...

Beautiful work Ro, if only you weren't on the other side of the world! :-) I love the collages and the lollipop tree brooches.

Elizabeth said...

First of all, Your new Blog Banner is FABULOUS!!!!! Second I love your brooches, can't wait to see them finished and I hope that I can snag one in Etsy!!! our cylinders are fabulous- I do so love Jacky's work!!!!
What a fabulous idea to use Honesty Plant seed heads for sunprinting!!!! I still ahve piles of prints to stitch up and I wnat to make a big piece with lots of little prints. glad to see that you are not sitting on your hands with nothing to do !!!LOL!!!!!! Big Hugs!!

grrl + dog said...

you go girl!

Seems like the lollipop trees have more to say.

Maybe they are part of your language, so stay with them.

Penny said...

Good luck with the exhibition, I would love to be there but although I will be in Melbourne that week end I unfortunately have a fly in and fy out meeting near the airport.
Nothng ever works outhe way you want it to.

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I love your lollipop trees Ro. They are so colourful and happy. The exhibition looks as if it will be great.
Lee:)

Robin Olsen said...

All the pieces are wonderful here. I want a whole forest of those lollipop trees!

stitchinglife2 said...

Glorious! Wish I could be there.

Jacky said...

Ro....you are prolific!!! Always a new idea brewing. Your lollipop tree brooches are lovely.

I had such a FUN day painting with you and Patsy and was so pleased to get my cylinder finished.

I've a busy *finishing* weekend coming up too. Lots on the go for the exhbition, but everything seems to need finishing touches!

Jacky xox

Emma said...

Wonderful tree brooches & you know I love honesty! Cylenders (sp!) are so big & bold, wonderful ;)

Karen Wallace said...

I love the lollipop trees!!! Hugs Karen

Lynette (NZ) said...

The lollipop trees are very cool. I look forward to seeing more of your collages - the 'honesty' is lovely.

oneartistjournal said...

Love the felt trees, and the backdrop for the exhibit...A feast of colors and beautiful creations..so nice to visit here.

XOXOrly

JP said...

love the columns - look hard to do

Sophie Munns said...

I completely relate to this thing where an motif sticks around and wants to have its life with you Ro... it can seem baffling the sense that it is beyond the conscious self that inner urging.
Yet it does work and it is compelling for us too as viewers... it speaks! I have a thing for circles and ovals...
the mystery at times is so curious!
S

Martha said...

ha ha lolly pop trees! so cute! and that splash of colours! the cylinders are great too! love the houses painted on them!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Ro Well I think your lollipop trees look good enough to eat! If you keep going with these I might be tempted to call you the "Lollipop Tree Lady". I only get called "the Egg Lady" owning many chooks (LOL)!
No quite seriously wish you lots of luck for the exhibition and love your framed Honesty collage too!
Hugs,
Suzy

SueM said...

WOW! Such prolific work - how exciting it all looks.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

These cylinders will be amazing in the foyer. I too find certain images 'showing up' in my work and it seems to be okay to play them out. I also like your framed series...exciting work!

Sabii Wabii said...

Nothing wrong with Lollipop trees. Especially when you add in a few gumdrop gerbera's.
Hope all is well.
Terisa

Georgina said...

I just found you on "grrl+dog" blog and I absolutely love your work. I'm not a fibre artist, but I love all your colours and textures. I especially love those cylinders..wonderful!!

I look forward to coming by and visiting when you post.

Georgina

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

The cylinders are terrific and really fun. Your article in CPS was fantastic. I really enjoyed how well they photographed your wonderful, overflowing books. xox Corrine

azirca said...

Loving your lollipop trees and fabric collage.
The painted cylinders are fabulous too!

Heloise said...

Great brooches. I have just got my copy of CPS, your article is brilliant.

Downunderdale said...

Lovely to see your work in the latest Cloth Paper Scissors

Tracy Verdugo said...

Best of luck to all of you this weekend Ro...I'm sure it will be a fabulous success..how could it not? You are all sooooo talented and lovely xo