Saturday, February 16, 2019

Another exhibit and a little more work.

We went to another very interesting lecture and exhibit in Naples yesterday. Muffy Clark Gill is an artist who incorporates vintage photos and batik in her work. Her style is very unusual. This whole exhibit was focused on Seminole Indians. She gave a short demonstration on batik and I asked the most questions. It made me wish I was back in my studio, where I might try some of her techniques.

I also finished another small piece for my FiberWorks challenge. The word for February is CURVE. and I chose a closeup of an Escargot Begonia.  They are a delicate garden plant and I buy two every spring and put them in a pretty pot inside. They look very good util October or November and then I chuck them. 

Like the last two, this was printed on white fabric and then hand embroidered. I mostly used my beloved French knots and some outline stitch. I was not trying for an exact duplicate of the original, but just the general idea. I enjoyed working on it and now it's time for something else. 

I am linking up with Off the Wall Friday.

Friday, February 8, 2019

An Exhibit and a Little New Work

We went to a fabulous lecture and exhibition last week at Artis-Naples by paper artist Isabelle de Borchgrave. She creates the most incredible life-sized costumes entirely from paper which she has painted, stenciled, folded, cut and glued. They really had to be seen to be appreciated. I purchased her book that she autographed as a birthday present from me to me. The pictures below are from the book and you can read more about it here, at a former exhibit elsewhere. The exhibit at the Artis-Naples is on thru May.

She has exhibited at many prominent museums throughout the world including the Metropolitan Museum of art in NYC.

Now for a very little bit of new work from me. I have mentioned before the project that my FiberWorks group is doing. We are to portray a chosen word each month and at the end of twelve months we will choose one to make into a bigger work. I am a month off so this is really March's word. I will do February's next and then I will be caught up. 

The word is ILLUMINATION. I had taken this picture in Florida last year on my morning walk while the dew was still on the plants.

I printed it on fabric and did select embroidery, unlike the last one where I covered the whole picture with stitches.

I sewed silver sequins onto the bigger drops and small seed beads for the smaller drops.

I am linking up with Off the Wall Friday.