Rachel Castle fits the bill perfectly with her bright felt appliques, serious fuzzy felt fun and the antidote to eyes hungry for colour.
Monday, 30 April 2012
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Saturday, 28 April 2012
Friday, 27 April 2012
Thursday, 26 April 2012
mask, veil and headdress workshop with my NC Fashion students. I think the students did a fantastic job given the challenge of 'stuffing tights'.
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Sherri Belassen water themed paintings have wonderful undulations of tone and subtle colour combinations with great contrasts, as little sparks to guide your eye around the picture, like the little golden hat in this work and the red of the ring around the mermaids waist.
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Bill Traylor (1854?–1949) was born into slavery on a plantation in Alabama. After emancipation, he continued to live and work on the plantation until sometime before 1928, when he moved permanently to Montgomery. There he worked as a laborer and briefly in a shoe factory until he was physically unable to continue, then began receiving modest government assistance. Under the challenging conditions of Depression-era Alabama, Traylor survived on the streets in the then primarily black enclave of Monroe Avenue (now called Monroe Street). He slept first in the storage room of a funeral parlor, then in a shoe repair shop, and spent his days sitting on the sidewalks, creating the more than 1,200 drawings he is believed to have produced. High Museum of Art
Monday, 23 April 2012
"I created my own visual language partially inspired by the Southern quilting tradition. While quilting is a globally practiced art, the South has its own unique style. My great aunts, who sewed kaleidoscope patchwork with patterned squares of fabric, exposed me to this style. Instead of picking up a needle, however, I picked up a paintbrush to paint and collage layers of patterns and textures with simplified bold shapes and weaving lines." Christy Kinard
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Furze Chan is a design freelancer in Hong Kong. Her works include publication design, web design and illustration. These are her latest designs for her "With Her Animal Poetry" label. Furze Chan also makes some delightful textile work.
Friday, 20 April 2012
"I go about my days with a watchful eye, and when I notice something, I take a mental photograph of it. Later I explore how these objects can be metaphors for some greater human feeling of tension, harmony, loneliness or embrace." Rebecca Rebouche
I love the sentiment of this statement. My watchful eye grabs strangers and tells them to watch crows bending sticks from branches; or to see the sparrow hawks by the church spire, it demands they notice the wonder of seals or snails.
A watchful eye is a great thing and Rebecca's watchful eye sees and helps make beautiful work to share the vision.