Beaded Purses, the beach on Labour Day, The GOMA and cycads.Posted: May 2, 2011
Here are the two purses finally completed and ready for sale. I have been doing a lot of tidying, cleaning up, and finishing things off ready to go away. There is still a lot to do plus kits to make up to take with me to complete while I am away. This week I have the Sandra Meech class and I think I am ready to go to that, then right before I fly I have my sewing group retreat and there are a few things to get ready for that. Today I used up the old dyes on paper using monoprints, the dyes are too old for fabric, they wont be light fast but they were fun to play with on paper and I had a really good play at the monoprinting Next thing to do will be a Collagraph. Maybe when I get back!
These two photos are the beach near our apartment. I was playing with the ‘thirds’ rule, putting the horizon line in different spots. We were walking back from a lovely lunch with friends at the Northcliff surf club. How vivid is that blue in the sky?
Here is a screen print using the tree stencil that I have used in different ways before. This time with dyes thickened with sodium alginate. I quite like this piece and will probably call it finished but I do have lots of other pieces that are going to need more work.
Last week Perse and I went to the 21st century modern art exhibition at the GOMA. This is one of the art pieces – a collection of painted vases, there is lots of deep thought and statement behind this work but I just like the colours!