I love working with blue .... much of my recent work is blue. In the latter part of last year I saw blue everywhere - I stitched a series of blue temari (embroidered thread balls) and felted dolls in shades of blue.
|- Blue Temari - "Layered" exhibition ,January 2014.|
|Blue felt doll - Bonnie|
|Blue felt doll - Maribel|
I love the colours of the traditional Willow Pattern… these blues induce a sense of calm and peace and the sight of a blue bird is often seen as a symbol of happiness and contentment…. One of the works in the current "Layered" exhibition by the Newcastle Creative Embroiderers and Textile Artists is Blue Bird which was completed in December. I covered a wire frame with different fabrics, which have been felted, stitched by hand and/or machine, painted and stamped, dyed. This textile art is a derivative of an earlier collaborative work created for International Women’s Day 2013.
My new work for the Contemporary Craft Retreat in October 2014 are some mixed media collages on canvas. Blue again....
|Blue Bird - "Layered" exhibition , January 2014|
|Close up of textile art - Blue Bird|
|Willow Pattern Collage.|
Communication: Blue relates to one-to-one verbal communication and self expression.
Peace and calm: Blue induces calm and peace within us, particularly the deeper shades.
Honesty: Blue is the colour of truth.
Authority: The darker the color blue, the more authority it has.
Religion: Blue is the colour of devotion and religious study.
Wisdom: Blue enhances the wisdom of the intellect.