Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Professor David Green - Mixed Media

I listened to a talk by David Green today at Palmwoods. He was very interesting and I was amazed by his work on canvas and then stitched. I talked to him in length and then asked him if he would look at one of my pieces (Elements) He was so good to tell me about how I could make the piece work together a little more. So now I am going to add to the piece. I hope to have it posted in the next week.
I asked if he would come to Mountain Quilters and talk and he said yes. I am just delighted that we have someone like him here on the coast that is so interested in sharing his work and his time with us.
Here is the link to some of his work.
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Janine's Quilt and Prof. David Green

This is a quilt one of our groups made for a lady that lost her husband. It is made using his shirts. The middle is an embroided cartoon picture of her husband and the embroideries are of things he liked. The top picture was the band he was a member of. I designed the quilt.
Margot and I are off to a talk with Prof .David Green. It should be very interesting as he has done so much in the art world.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Ginger Plant

Marian this is the Ginger that I was telling you about.


Flowers in my Garden

Two Dalia's and I love the white and mauve together. This is the first time I have grown the bigger type and I am impressed.

This is just a lovely orchid. I am not much for the names just the colour.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Summer Postcard Swap

This is one of the postcards I did for a Summer swap. I decided to do something different and did Lizards.
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Challenge Favourate Places

This is the piece I did the our challenge in Challenging Ourselves.
There are 20 of us the try and do the challenge each 2 months.

Favourite Places.
I thought and thought what I would do for this challenge. I had different things going on in my mind and could not decide. A couple of weeks ago it all came to me. Favourite Places well my favourite places are my home, the land, dam and gardens. So that is what I did.

It is looking from the road up over the dam to our place. I have not quite got the proportions of the house to the garages right but it is close enough.

First I used the confetti method of cutting up lots of fabric into small pieces of the colour I needed. Blues for the sky and Greens for the hills and randomly quilted them down.

I then appliqué the house onto thick tearaway. It was then stitched to the background.
The gardens were all thread painted on to thick tearaway before stitching to the background.
The road was appliqued on to the background.
I then thread painting the palm trees on to the piece.
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