Friday, August 26, 2011

Frog Heaven

One of the projects I have been working on lately is this lily pad piece.  I recorded a frame every time I added a piece of fabric. It is a rather tedious process.  This piece is still in progress with many more details still needed ...... and there will be a frog in there somewhere since the title is  "Frog Heaven"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Labor of Love

Here is a recently finished piece.   I know these darling children, so the pleasure of working on this fabric collage was doubled.  I tried to capture their joyful smiles

I had the most fun with the girl's hair.  I used several different fabrics to explore the play of light on her hair. If you look closely, you will see 6  individual fabrics just on the hair. You can achieve a greater amount of depth when you use more fabrics of different values.

Here is a very short clip of part of the progression of this piece.  At one point, I decided I did not like the fabrics I had chosen for the face and began again.  The tools I use the most are tweezers, a ruler and small, very sharp scissors.
Quite a bit more tweaking was needed to get to the finished version, but at the end of the clip you begin to see the direction I am headed