I’ve been busy: 3

11 01 2009

With this ‘rush of creative blood‘, I’ve made some more fabric art works in the past few weeks – mostly over the Christmas/New Year break. Here they are (ignore the slightly askew photos — I was trying to take them by holding the camera above them with me on the side, so the perspective is a little out…):

Solid Rock - Uluru

Solid Rock - Uluru

Uluru (previously known as Ayers Rock) — one of Australia’s most icon landmarks. I wanted to get a sense of the Aboriginal connection with the rock so I used an Aboriginal print fabric for the earth. I added some footprints (emu? human?), and a blazing sun, and even though you probably can’t see it, I did some ‘thread painting’ to create some gullies in this massive rock.

Solid Rock - Uluru 2

Solid Rock - Uluru 2

Next, I did Uluru more in spring/winter, when the sky is a bit greyer and cloudier and the flowers have shot up after the rains. It rarely rains at Uluru, but when it does, the desert comes to life within hours.

Beach blanket

Beach blanket

Another beach scene reminiscent of childhood holidays at Busselton.

Beach Blanket - close-up

Beach Blanket - close-up

Close-up of the beach scene, showing the seagulls and seagull tracks, as well as the stitching I used for the sea and the beach towel and the satin stitching on the edges.

Southwest coast bay

Southwest coast bay

Between Busselton and Yallingup, there are a series of bays within the larger Geographe Bay. This reminds me of them.

Tequila Sunrise coaster

Tequila Sunrise coaster

Then I wanted to try some American southwest imagery, so I created a long strip of sunset fabrics, added cacti, then cut them up into 6 coasters. I call this the Tequila Sunrise series! This is the front of one coaster…

Back of Tequila Sunrise coaster

Back of Tequila Sunrise coaster

And here’s the back… And following is the set of 6 Tequila Sunrise coasters.

Tequila Sunrise coasters

Tequila Sunrise coasters

I had some little bits left over at the end of the strip, so I created some more ‘inchies’ from them. No cacti this time.

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

And the back of the inchies looks a bit like this…

Back of Tequila Sunrise

Back of Tequila Sunrise

Oh, and somewhere in there I also created some Christmas coasters with bits and pieces of red, green and off white fabric.

Christmas coasters

Christmas coasters

And I have decided to set up an Etsy store to see if I can sell these little pieces of fabric art… Details to come…


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11 01 2009
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11 01 2009
StephBG

These are really looking lovely and I’d be inclined to buy some for reasonable prices 🙂

12 01 2009
katie

Wow! You have been busy. Those are gorgeous. I love the colors and the details.

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