Saturday, April 21, 2012

the piece with no name

Should beads and fibre mingle?  I don't really know, but they're making a valiant attempt in this off-the-cuff landscape!! It was originally intended as a 100% fibre class sample, but cried out for a beaded focal point, so I had the bright idea to add the sun!  Do you think I'm still under the hypnotic powers of the bead journal project?




Torn &/or distressed fabric strips, stitched onto water soluble stabilizer, dissolved and then stitched onto artist canvas. Free motion machine embroidery, hand embroidery and machine couched threads.



Hand ruched silks and sheers + a little more hand embroidery.  Did you spot the little strip of paper?  It's gold and lacy and nice, so I thought that it needed to be included.  A little fragile, but okay for a small wall piece.

All fabrics in this piece, with the exception of the canvas base, were either gifted or re-cycled. 




A closer look at the beading.  Acrylic painted Peltex base, stitched with an eclectic mix of beads that includes three paper beads from a thrift shop necklace.  Add three buttons from the family button box and a spiral of silver wire and the sun is done!!  Back, stacked and bocce/boucle stitches.  Isn't all that red luscious?



The piece has no name and is temporarily residing in a $9.99 black, Ikea shadowbox  I haven't quite decided on it's permanent home.  Any suggestions?

 


This is a good example of making something out of all the little nothings in your stash! I think that I should explore more fibre and beads in the future!  Do you agree?


17 comments:

kaiteM said...

yes yes, do explore more beads and fibre. magnificent!
how about Red Moon Desert?

Linda Kittmer said...

Anne Marie, this is fabulous. I love everything about it. And, with Earth Day tomorrow your timing for this piece, with all the recycled fabrics, reused buttons, etc. is perfect! You should certainly continue exploring the use of fibre and beads!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Kaite & Linda, thanks!

Kaite, I'm not worried about a name for this one yet, but I thank you for the suggestion. Only one problem, it was intended as a sun and not a moon. LOL! Of course, art is all about interpretation, so you can think of it as a moon all you want.

Linda, I love reusing, recycling and repurposing all sorts of things. I may have been a junk collector or some type of magpie in another life. I never really thought about Earth Day, but you're correct, it's great timing!!

char said...

Anne Marie, beautiful work, what a great idea. Love your choice of colors. Happy Beading

Beth said...

In a word YES!!! more more more.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Great idea! This is perfect as a landscape.

Mackin-Art said...

You have so artfully manipulated fabrics and the beaded sun is the perfect accent - beautiful work!

K Hutchinson said...

This is gorgeous! Love the scene and the black frame is just perfect!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Char, Beth, Connie, Mackin-Art and K, thanks for all of your comments!

Beth, I do expect that I'll be combining them again in the near future. Once an idea is stuck in my brain, you never know where it will lead.

To those new to my blog, welcome and to my old friends, welcome back!!

Rachel Murphree said...

Love it! "the Red Planet" it's divine as it is.

Judy Ferguson said...

You ask us if we agree, but you already know that we do. You have magical beading powers that we can't resist. We are "bewitched."

Anne-Marie said...

I just love it! You have so much talent! I love the beading (as usual!) and the background is beautiful! It's worth pursuing!

Robin said...

TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!

Ooooooh, that red sun is soooooooooo HOT! Love it!

Yet, no surprise, given your talent, it doesn't overpower the fiber/stitching parts of the landscape.

You are an amazing artist!

xxoo Robin A.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

No name is coming immediately to mind but I'm so voting for more!!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Rachel, Judy, Anne-Marie, Robin and MA - Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. I've already decided that I will do more of this in the future. When, I'm not sure, but perhaps when I get a few more projects out of the way. Of course I don't promise another "HOT' sun, Robin, because that might just be the one and only original. LOL!

Marty S said...

Certainly beads and fiber should mix! If only we all could do it as well as you do. A beautiful piece.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks, Marty!!