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Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Felt Work


I've been invited to present some work alongside my daughter Andi who does some wonderful painting at at gallery in Gettysburg. The pieces need to be hung so I've been experimenting with how to best present my felt without having to actually surround it with a frame which I think would be distracting so I've been experimenting like a mad woman with various ways to have the frame be an extension of the subject. I'm really pleased with the results and have learned a lot; hope it's well received -- we'll see. I only had a couple of weeks (which translates to weekends for me) to prepare and luckily I only need to provide a few pieces.

Just finished felted the "green" piece and will decide how to best surround it this afternoon.








Here is piece number 2 which is surrounded by hand dyed silk waste embedded in the Gesso. I really like the flower on the right.

Recognize this? It's the piece I made for the tutorial, cut up and redone a little and now I like it so much better and hope they do at the show as well!








7 comments:

  1. All this is so beautifull.
    You are very talented.
    Monique

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  2. Wow wow wow this is just amazing i love them all x

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  3. Thank you everyone - I love getting feedback -- do you have a favorite?

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  4. What gorgeous work! It's just so much fun to be able to combine silk with fibres. I love to combine silk with mohair (dyed from our own Angora goats). I just love the last piece!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Suzy

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  5. you have inspired me...i work with kids, and with nature, and with felting. we make art in the woods...then they could felt their scene! thank you
    bonna

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  6. Thanks for your nice comments! I know that your work with children must be very inspiring - just to see what ideas they come up with must be so fun and to watch them learn new things - you never know what spark may be ignited!

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