I carved these stamps a couple of weeks ago but have only managed to get them into my Etsy store today.
these are Honesty seeds - SOLD
a poppy seed head - SOLD
seed pods - SOLD
another poppy seed head - SOLD
Patsy and I held our first repurposed clothing workshop last week. It was great fun, very inspiring and amazing to see what other people create with similar garments. We only work with two students at a time which means they get at least one garment finished.
to this - Maha wearing her almost completed coat
and this - the back view of Marg's coat
the front of Marg's coat
Patsy stitching up a storm.
Thanks everyone for all of your lovely comments re my stacks, I haven't managed to get around to everyone.
Over at The Altered Page blog Seth has a new challenge. Called The Paper Stack project, the idea is for people to post photos of their stacks of paper or whatever and then link it back to Seth. He will have a list on his blog of all of the participants so you will get chance to visit stacks and stacks of stacks.
Here are a few of mine.
stack of decorated papers
stack of journals
stack of sun printed fabrics
stack of dyed fabrics
stack of foam printing plates
stack of rag rugs waiting to be made into two larger rugs
stack of painted canvases
stack of jars of paints
finally a stack of jump rings.
My next post will show the results of today's Repurposed Clothing workshop Patsy and I held, it was fabulous.
Thanks again for visiting and a big thank you to those who leave a comment.
A friend of mine gave me a copy of her fabulous book that she has had published, it's beautiful. Sabine has created this wonderful picture and story book. It features lots of Sabine's digital art and gorgeous graphics. The story is about the tales of everyday happenings of humans as overheard and told through the eyes of Frederic and Kate, a cat and mouse. It's called 'The Artful Correspondence of Frederic and Kate' and would make a great gift for young and old. If you check this site you'll get the best price for your region.
The above are just a small selection of the pages from the book, all of the pages are beautifully decorated and have so much detail you can spend hours taking it all in.
I'm also working on a commission that I've had for awhile now, it's a junk journal and I've loved creating the pages. It only needs it's cover now which I will be working on next week.
Just a random selection of the pages in the journal, there are lots more.
I've had this HUGE cream curtain stashed away and re discovered it when I had a clean up to get ready for the new doorway into my studio. I now have the doorway but no door as yet, so I decided I'd paint the cream curtain and that will suffice for the time being. I only had my little apprentice to help and she couldn't stay very long so I ended up 'painting in the round' on my own. I still have more graphics to add but it's getting there.
As you can see it really is huge, it hangs right down to the floor on both sides of the table.
The start of the doodles.
This is where my new door way's going.
And this is it, looking into my studio, the curtain will hang here until I get the door.
This is inside my studio looking through to my workroom where I hold my workshops.
It's made such a difference, it was definitely worth all of the dust, dust and more dust (I began to wonder at the time though).
These lovely ladies were the first to see it. This was another great group making and using the foam printing plates they made. Thanks Deb, Kaye, Maha and Marg for another terrific day.
My friend Patsy Worledge is holding a solo exhibition at Beaumaris Art Group Studios, Reserve Road Beaumaris, over the next three weekends.
The opening is tomorrow night, Friday the 2nd September, between 6.00pm and 9.00pm, it's being opened by Beverley Dunn a fabulous Aussie actress. Feel free to drop in tomorrow night or over the next three weekends, between 11.00am and 4.00pm, Patsy would love to see you, she's such an inspiring artist. Patsy will also be teaching here next March too.
I helped her set up the exhibition today and took some photos of her amazing work, she's so prolific.
The lady herself.
Some of her paintings, rickety stitching and bags.
More works of art.
Just a small selection of Patsy's bags, she has nineteen altogether.
This is one of her coats she made from recycled clothing. Patsy and I will be teaching classes for recycled clothing later this month. If you're interested in attending a workshop please email me for details.
A beautiful painting, so much to see in the many layers.
Another one of Patsy's beautiful rickety stitching quilts.
A close up detail of another quilt.
Next post I will definitely show you pictures of my new doorway.