Thursday, July 21, 2016
This week, Tag Tuesday happened while I was in transit to my sister's. I caught up today, albeit with limited art resources - newspaper, a blue art marker, black pen, grey and white pencils, and a scrap of cotton. This is another little newspaper sketch of some cups and spoons. My interpretation of the " Cups and Cutlery" theme.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Before the announcement, I chose Olivia Parsonage's wall brooch, "how do you get, how do you get to Parry Street?" as my favourite amongst the 120+ brooches in the exhibition, and purchased it. Now I am so happy I will be the owner of the first prize winning brooch, especially as there were many at the exhibition opening vying for Olivia's work. Olivia has long been one of my favourite artists and you can read other articles I have written about her here and here.
Thank you also to Sylvia for the generous mention of both my entries, "Silver Lines" and "Bees" amongst the commended.
This exhibition is only open at Timeless Textiles until Sunday 2pm, so hope you are able to see these beautiful small works of art.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
However, I have used a completely different technique and the style of houses and the "moon" are also different. I cut out some columns from the travel section of the Sunday paper - some of the words relate to housing and buildings and pasted them down on a magazine page. I then used black felt tipped pen to draw in rooftops and houses. The section of visible street is also a newspaper photo from the same section of the newspaper. I like the idea of lights shining through windows, so made this a "night" scene with a very large full moon. The moon is a piece of dyed absorbent paper, which just happened to be lying around on my desk - left over from the 'bees" project.
I haven't been able to find time to do these weekly challenges with Tag Tuesday for a couple of months, but have thoroughly enjoyed the last two I completed. There are artists who never miss a week, so hope you might visit the blog and check them out.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Brooching the Subject Competition at Timeless Textiles Gallery - Viewers' Choice.... online.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
More than 100 fibre artists from across Australia and the world will compete for prizes and glory in the inaugural ‘Brooching the Subject’ exhibition at Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles Gallery in July.
The artists have been busy creating the wild and wonderfully creative brooches, using many techniques – beading, stitching, embroidery (hand or machine), felting, painting, pinning and more.
The contributing artists have all brought very individual approaches to creating these brooches – to be worn or hung on the wall –resulting in more than 100 unique works that will not only create a spectacular gallery display but also impress the ‘Brooching the Subject ' judge, Brisbane-based fibre artist Sylvia Watt.
If you love brooches, don’t miss this playful ‘Brooching the Subject’ exhibition, showing for one week only between 12-17 July 2016. All brooches will be for sale and there will be a people's choice competition online.
My entries are one wearable brooch and one crazy whimsical fun piece for the wall.
The wearable brooch is a piece of my embossed silver, handmade 99.9% silver stitched onto handmade felt with a background of ecodyed silk. I hadn't worked silver for a few years, so it was a lovely return to one of the techniques and media I enjoy.
After 12 July, remember to visit Timeless Textiles' website to see all the brooches and vote for your favourite.
Friday, July 8, 2016
|Art tag: Seaside Dreaming|
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. (John Steinbeck)
Art tag - Frozen Fish
Wednesday, July 6, 2016