Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Painting with fibres

As a regular member of the International Felt Makers (IFA) I got the opportunity to do a workshop with professional artist Valerie Wartelle  Valerie.lehipduhop.com . This took place at our regular venue in Arnesby.

Wool is an amazing medium and is used for practical items as well as art. Valerie took us through ideas on composition and colour, something that is very familiar to members of the HAC. She gave us with a few tips about her adaptations of a very basic technique.

The photograph is of the work I produced, and I am pleased to report it got 32 votes and sixth place for a favourite artwork at a local exhibition. I am delighted with this on a personal level but more that I feel textile art is becoming more acceptable to the public. Craft and art is one kind of discrimination that is addressed in the current exhibition Criminal ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare MBE being held at the Richard Attenborough Centre till 16 December 2018.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Working towards -

Haiku - Japanese poetry.

The format:

Line 1 - 5 syllables
Line 2 - 7 syllables
Line3 - 5 syllables

The haiku is to help me focus on that one moment in time, that inspiration to paint. Working towards best describes my attempts to match emotions, words and images.


Misty September
A blue, a pale blue hills rolling
At the old zebra


Humid aurora
A wild, mauve heather attend
near the lavender.