Saturday, 5 November 2011

3 more 12x12's

Hope you're all having a happy & safe bonfire night - I'd forgotten til I heard fireworks in the village as with the older 2 away & the Youngest at a propper fw party I wan't asked for any sparklers. I admit I've always felt a little self concious running around waving one about...

These are the next lot of 12x12 pieces for Inchmore Gallery. The idea to put a piece of art into a CD was the previous owners, Gwen Black, lovely work, & Jane the new owner a jewellery designer, has reinstated it.


 A piece using painted, tissued & fabric paper with a little bit of sunprinting thrown in (I hear you, Jill ;) This based on a design ( I really do use that term loosely!) of a card I made for the DH once & just managed to remove frome the jaws of the dog. It's been hanging around the studio for so long wanting to inspire a bigger piece.

 I started this a while ago, well, the  painting of a wash of gesso & turquoise on corrugated cardboard. Really I started it when tearing up an empty box of ever ready batteries at work - it was amazing ripping the front layer of paper off exposing the ridging but kept quiet about it in case noone understood what I was getting excited about... So the 12x12 thing inspired me to carry on, just need the odd kick up the b ;) More turquoise & gesso, & then more finishing with gold metallic powders wich was too brassy so finished that with my wonderful gold leaf pen.  Jute (or something) stitching with the inevitable tails but I covered most of that with builders scrim, smooshing it into the spaces. Can't seem to avoid sticking things out over the edge. Simple, hopefully not too simple.



You might recognise this, part of a spare  postcard from my birthday last year. Another piece I've altered to fit. The (off) central piece was going to be a card, one from the A4 sheet I mde a while ago when clearing up my desk & when stitching it I tought it would be a good mate for the pc.I like the alteration. All these were taken with the inevitable flash & look like they have a wash of Paynes Grey, despite the fact it was a stunning day today. I just forget the early dark.


Some samples for my little book.





black smooth stuff I found in my drawers, foiled, covered in crumpled tissue paper, ironed, painted with maroon & gold & when the paper was wet ripped to expose the foil, cool! I get confused with too many suggestions in a book, thinking yes but how does the tissue stay on, nobody mentioned glue, did I miss a vital word? etc, etc, which is why actually doing it helps my small brain to understand (ripping paper by mistake wasn't actually mentioned, but I enjoyed that bit!) Fused nappy liner (not buying felt) to stablise for stich, as the book told me to. See I can follow some instructions!




Pale for me, but interesting. This is thin crumpled tissue white glued to  printed paper, (using an old meat tray plate I made) with trapped gold leaf flakes. The left one is sprayed with walnut ink. Stablised for stitch which I might do a little of before putting into my little book. Or I might chop a bit off to make a paper brooch, or two ;)

20 comments:

Iz said...

I really like the last one, and the idea of making a mini patchwork using bits from the cluttered surface of my desk. But jaws of the dog?! Despite everything else at least the Whippet has never eaten or chewed anything I've made! Probably shouldn't speak too soon though...

Connie Rose said...

OMG you have so much energy, Emma! You go girl!
xo

Robbie said...

SOOOOOO cool!!!! Your work is WONDERFUL!

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous pieces! I am always impressed by the beautiful pieces you create.
Have a lovely weekend!

Jan said...

I love all these pieces, how do you manage to make so much? I guess you work at it instead of just talking about it;-) That is a good thing. Love those bits of gold, maybe from a pen? on that first piece. It seems a bit moonish to me, with the circle shapes. I might have to emulate you and make some CD insertions for the next time I send someone a CD. Very nice.

Jensters said...

Emma these are amazing, such wonderful art and colours too.

Heloise said...

There were lots of fireworks going off all around me. Lots of creativity going on in Skye.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Stitching, gold foil and turquoise, what is there not to love in all of this, brilliant work Emma. xox Corrine

Jill said...

You've been so busy! I love the idea of you getting excited by torn cardboard all on your ownsome! You've used it to great effect.

Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School said...

The colors and textures are so beautiful.
You have a way of creating interesting compositions.

jan said...

Lovely pieces, you are very busy!

Su said...

Lovely work as always! I do love the picture of you getting excited about the inside of torn cardboard but not saying anything to anyone incase they didn't understand! I often have to curb my excitment about things like that too, else people look at me in a kind of symethetic manner whilst thinking "she's batty"!

Ro Bruhn said...

More absolutely gorgeous art, the third piece is stunning.

maggi21 said...

Love the colours in the first two pieces, not your usual but so gorgeous. Well done for using nappy liners instead of buying something new - not that I am suggesting your nappy liners were used of course!!

Fabric Art said...

Emma it is always great to visit your blog and see your new wonderful creations.
Anni

Carole said...

Your colour choices are brilliant as is your work!
For some reason your posts aren't showing up on my blog list. Will have to see what's going on.

Linda said...

Great pieces Emma...and always good to know how you created them. The exhibition looks exciting....how wonderful to have your name in a list of artists :-)
XX

Parabolic Muse said...

Wow, Emma, you have really amassed so many lovely pieces. It's amazing! These are really rich and varied, the colors are stunning. Rock on!

jackie said...

So busy ripping and sticking, no wonder you forgot Bonfire Night.

underatopazsky said...

Mmm, these are lovely. I especially like the turquoise corrugated card one.