Monday, May 23, 2011

blue mood

A few shots of the piece that will be displayed in the Southampton Art School Gallery from now until September. It's a sample for the Introduction to Fibre Art class that Deb Milton and I will be co-teaching, July 30 to August 1st. This piece was trouble from the very beginning!! I had a vision and the muse insisted on making me sweat! I knew what I wanted to do, but couldn't seem to translate it into a finished piece. At the end, we came to terms, but it was almost scrapped and replaced. I'm glad that I perservered!!



Acrylic painted cotton and silk, heat distressed organza, machine wrapped braid edging, beads, hand embroidery, free motion machine embroidery, stitching over a gap with watersoluble stabilizer and just a touch of shading using Neocolour II Watersoluble crayons. Another example of my designing without a net! Everything was cut freehand............



Mainly machine stitching, with machine over hand seed stitches in the sky)



I do love the ruffly texture in these flowers. I'm glad that I had just the right colour of organza in my stash.



I call it "Blue Mood" for obvious reasons!! Do you think that it was worth all the angst?

12 comments:

kaite said...

definately worth all the angst, it's a blue marvel.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks, Kaite!! I was certainly in a blue funk when I was making it!

Jan said...

It's gorgeous, I would guess it is well worth the effort. I love the ethereal quality of it.

Judys Fiber Art said...

Really, really lovely. Could not have picked a better color.

Beth said...

Looks great!!! Makes me think of rough seas.... I'm not sure I would have stuck with it tho.

Penny Berens said...

Oh, yes, gorgeous stitching and textures! Blue is turning up in my work more and more since moving out here. In fact this summer I'm going to try an indigo vat.

Jean Lennon said...

Beautiful the colour of summer

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks, everyone! Blue is my favourite colour and I sometimes have to stop myself from using it all the time. Truth be told, it's a safe colour for me and often the one I retreat into when I'm searching for inspiration.

Penny, can I come over to your place and play with the indigo too? I know, I know, you live too far away, but one day, I'll take a drive to the east coast!!! But it would need to be in lobster season!!!!

The Blissful Banter of a Creative Crafter said...

its absolutely stunning!
Analisa in Dubai

~~anna~~ said...

Maybe because I live on an island (Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti) and am never far from the ocean...my first thought was water!
As I view the whole image, the sky looks like rain pouring down. The rest of the surface design looks like churning seas in the midst of a storm. But the flowers remind me that something beautiful comes out of those storms....
All of that probably isn't in the least bit connected with what you were envisioning when you created it ~ha! But it's what I *see*

~~anna~~ said...

Forgot to say "I love what I see, also"

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Now I have the song "Blue, blue, my world is blue..." running through my head...thanks! I love blue too, so I think this was definitely worth all the angst.