Monday, 7 July 2008

Some Weekend Art

Well, despite my best intentions, my double Sunday post did not happen - I got carried away cooking and then reading instead! The canvas at the top of this post is for Patti B and is a one-on-one exchange through the CreativeChix group. The idea is to exchange house themed collages on a canvas board, minimum size 8x10. I had a lot of fun with this one - I did lots of painting and scraping back, stamping (with paint), adding fabric, chipboard, printing onto fabric, rub-ons etc etc. I got myself trapped with a couple of decisions I made early on but I decided to just go with them and to improvise...

And I think I have finished my postcards for the current Quilty Conscience swap - it was my turn to choose the technique/theme and I went for paint (which had to be incorporated in someway on the fabric postcard). I sort-of feel as if I should add something else to these but at the moment I have decided to treat them as finished. This may change before they are mailed! I roughly painted lightweight fabric (using Golden acrylics mixed with fabric medium), stamped it with the Hero Arts tree and text images, stenciled a bird image (cut from a stamped image - just to make things a bit tricky!), machine stitched some of the branch outlines and then doodled with gold pen before finishing off the edges.

Yesterday I also finished a small canvas for another one-on-one exchange but I have decided it needs "something else" so I won't post that one yet!

After much vacillation (and self-flagellation too!) I have decided to drop-out of the 2008 "Take it Further" challenge. I don't drop out of things but this one has no impact on anyone else in real terms (the art was for myself) so I have decided I shouldn't be too hard on myself! I hadn't managed to do anything for the June challenge and July was going to be just as problematic. No ideas and no inspiration from the alternative colour scheme! Perhaps I have the winter greys....

I am also wondering whether I should also drop out of the Aus_NZartquilters monthly journal quilts as I am several quilts behind there as well! Once again it doesn't impact on anybody as the quilts are for me but it does make me wonder whether I have a problem doing stuff "just for me"! I am incredibly motivated by a posting deadline!! And I know I am not alone there. I think I will give myself another few weeks with the quilts to see if I can catch up seeing as a couple are half done!

6 comments:

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Judy said...

Love the birds pieces - they are gorgeous colours.

audrey h. said...

Debbi...everything is gorgeous but those bird postcards just blow me away. They are gorgeous and I love those colors :)

sharon young said...

Your top canvas is just gorgeous, what an amazing image and you have enhanced it perfectly!
Don't be too hard on yourself for dropping out of a challenge if it's not for you, I think you're incredibly motivated to do as much as you do and go out to work at the same time.

Carmen said...

Wow, the bird pieces are fantastic! I love the color and depth. Gorgeous.


Carmen

Linda Cain said...

ooohhhh! I love these birds. Beautiful work throughout!
Linda Cain