Saturday, 27 October 2012

A little work

Finally I've managed to drag a little work out of my poor brain ;) Jane at Inchmore Gallery , near Inverness is having  a second CD case sized exhibition. Today is the day they were meant to be in & she's very kindly saved me a space for 4 CD pieces.


The 'sketchbook' layout - I printed a pressed Acer leaf onto plain cloth & have surrounded it with bark, little sumara seeds text & gold paper.  Then there's a quick drawing of my kind of flower on top of a lovely blue shiny fabriccovered with a bit of organza & some ribbon. The paper under it all is the wipe off, stamp off paper I keep to hand when working on bits & pieces. Then there's a copy of a screen print of my twig drawing - i had to make it smaller to fit & I looked at my sample book from last year as it never did make it further than that. Last is a seedhead sketch on purple fabrics various with lace & beads.






The first one is the flower - quite pleased i haven't forgotten how to  free machine. The second one the allium seedhead with just gold beads & a tiny bit of ribbon in the corner with lace from the Oxford market. A bit of wonky hand stitching at the top there, i feel wonky!





The Acer leaf print with 2 tiny cut away holes - I may stitch on the sumara before I get them in the post. & the twig, still a little tight in the 12x12cm size. I feel I'm making a little series here!



Finally, a short post today as I've had 2 very long ones recently! Inspired by Dot & her wonderful shoes - (she seems to have absconded to facebook where I must have seen them)  - I've finally put down a base coat of gesso, getting rid of a nasty brown. Nothing wrong with brown but these are my version of 'crocks' great for nipping in & out of the house to studio & just kicking them off when I feel like it, but looking down, I thought I could see my Grandpa's feet, bless him. So what do I do next, Dot? I'll have to wander over to fb & get sucked in ;)

15 comments:

Connie Rose said...

Beautiful little pieces, Emma! xo

ju-north said...

Small but perfectly formed!

Julie said...

I love wonky! (Hope that doesn't mean you're feeling below par.) I've been casting cove taous eyes at my shoes too. Nothing is safe while I have thoughts of 'Dot-erising' my shoes!

Heloise said...

The CD sized work looks good, hope it is well received. Have fun with the shoes.

chocolatefrog said...

Lovely free pieces, so much fun in such a small size!

Nellie said...

Lovely small pieces, Emma. Nice work on the shoes!

Suztats said...

Love your CD pieces, Emma. Are you starting a series of these?
Hmmmm, how wild and wonderful will your 'new' shoes become?

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice work. Must be hard to put it all that small. xox

Jacky said...

Lovely little textile pieces Emma...love the 'wonky' stitching.

Smiled when I saw your shoes ready for a 'make-over' a la Dotee ... and cant wait to see them

Jacky xox

jan said...

Love your cd pieces, look forward to the shoe results x

Gilli said...

Very special pieces Emma, as usual. I love the idea of a cd case size - not too taxing on the brain. x

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary said...

Your work always beautiful and inspiring.

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

These small pieces are so beautifully made, love the stitching and the colors.
Anni

maggi21.com said...

Lovely pieces Emma. I like the combination of machine and hand stitching.

Kim Henkel said...

Love these pieces Emma! Especially the first two pictured, and the third one when you have put the mat on it, and it is 5X5.
Lovely work!