The week didn't end too well - an ATM ate my card!! But taking Friday off work to sort out some of the financial fallout ( and Ian paying a brief visit to his parents) meant I had some time to concentrate on various projects and accomplished quite a lot over the weekend. I put my new Pfaff walking foot through it's paces turning up jeans that have been in the wardrobe for a couple of year as well as Ian's new work trousers. I also used my Journal Quilts as practice pieces and have got ahead of myself for once!
The theme was circles and I've tried to develop each piece from the one before, based loosely on images from work
March 'Petri Dishes' was manipulated using 'cutout' filter in Photoshop combined with some commercial fabrics.
April ' Positive Negative' again using Petri dish images cut out and the 'holes' also used.
May ' Stained Leaf Sections' printed micrographs of cut sections of leaves showing stained cells. The letters are a transition to the next challenge block - text.
I also finished off sewing the 'secret books' to the metal frames that make up my interpretation of the 'Taplow Vase' . The label will be in the interior - just name and title. I'm happy to sell this piece but am struggling to price it. Should I price it using the same formula as my other work or cheaper as it's an experiment which uses less materials and time to make (although it took oodles of planning and thought)??
A Conservation Biotechnologist by profession, in my 'playtime' I create art textiles inspired by the natural world. I am currently exploring ways of interpreting sketches directly onto fabric. Besides printing paintings and photos onto fabric using the computer, I am constructing densely quilted pieces overpainted with acrylic paint.