Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Scoring in Extra time



Our planned weekend away has been cancelled and I have been given some extra time to complete my exhibition pieces. 

So, yet another 'Midnight's all a Glimmer' for which the other two were trial runs. 

But more exciting for me, and I don't want to sound smug or self satisfied, but here's "Peace comes dropping slow' and I have to say I am delighted with it. rather poor photograph in raking sunlight.

Update: I took the photo below in dull weather today. Click to enlarge.


 I used palest colours and light coloured velvet and added machine embroidery which was a joy to do. I used the little seedhead motif to evoke  the 'slow dropping' floating down feeling. I kept the colours very pale and added tinges of ..yes you guessed it- ochre, teal, grey, cream, aqua.
 Each one is different and instead of using the holey felt I went back to the (despised in some quarters) blank white canvas and they just began to speak more clearly. I chose a grid pattern because it reminds me of Mid century fabric patterns, it pleases me. 
How does that happen? I had no idea what the outcome would be when I started.
Below is my very favourite one.


 Its almost too sunny at the moment to take decent pictures. I might try more later. In fact I'll bore the internet to death with them!



 In the meantime
..anyone want to buy some holey felt?

26 comments:

chocolatefrog said...

I love the inky intensity of "Midnight's..." but the subtle palette of "Peace..." appeals to me even more - perfectly set off by the clean white background.

Jill said...

"Midnight's ..." has to be my favourite as I prefer the freer form, but the Peace piece has beautifully subtle colours - I love enlarging the pictures and lookng at the details.

Heather said...

Such contrasting pieces Jackie, but both are beautiful. There is so much to enjoy in each piece from the tiny changes in detail to the subtle hints of colour in 'Peace'. Wonderful works. I'm sure you'll have plenty of offers for the holey felt.

Beacee said...

Both beautiful, and such different feelings to them. I hope I'll be able to get to the exhibition to see them.

lilylovekin said...

These are lovely. Very subtle colors with so much really going on.

lynda Howells said...

Sooooooo gorgeous my friend. Glad you had longer to finish your workx I love holey felt..what are you going to do with it? xx Each individual piece is exquisite and the whole piece is fantasticxxlynda

Maggi said...

I like both for different reasons as they are so very different. I do think that it was a good choice to use the white as the background for Peace though. You can almost feel them floating. I just want to breathe on them to make them drift - sad or what??

Twiglet said...

All so lovely. I never tire of looking at your magical little works of art.

vintagerockchick said...

Such delicious work Jackie - you could never bore us, post as many pictures as you like! x

Kathleen said...

Jackie - Have I used up all the superlatives? Yet again you have outdone yourself. Just fabulous! I love love love looking at your blog - you never cease to amaze.

Jennifer Tetlow said...

Subtle seedhead symbol sublime!

hensteeth said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning.

Menopausalmusing said...

What an exquisite subtle palette of colours........ You are "on a roll"... no stopping you now! :O))))))))))

Jude said...

Nothing wrong with holey felt....
Peace is beautiful. The detail is gorgeous...well done!!
Take care
x

Chris Gray said...

...beautiful....

...almost like laboratory images....

...you know....

...life cycle of the...

..great-knobbly-dwibbitz....

:-)

A time to dance said...

I seem to have missed a post Jackie...goodness knows how...I love the midnights...but they are my colours...and the peace...magical...I wore one of your broaches at the wool fest and got tons of lovely comments...hope we can meeet up soon..oh I love the birds on your stall they look wonderful...I love birds...

Rachel said...

I rather like the shadows revealed by the raking sunlight - part of the life of the piece!

mummsie said...

I just looked at your flicker photos. Altogether lovely my dear. I don't know how but it's beautiful to look at.

Wendy said...

I love the shadows on the canvas - it works for me, sometimes a complicated background detracts from the focal pieces. You know what's best :) Hmm, but I also love the way you integrated the individual pieces on the darker work. I wouldn't say no to either hanging on my wall..

veryberryhandmade said...

I think this expresses the feeling of 'peace comes dropping slow' in the poem rather beautifully. It makes me think of watching beautiful dandelion seeds floating around in a hazy sky on warm summer day. (probably to land amongst my nine bean rows, but never mind!).

Lovely.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Checked out your Marrakech trip--so exciting. Similar to Tunisia in many ways. Sometimes I have to look at Tunisia with "new" eyes...but it never ceases to please me. Visitors from the States just said "There's so much light!" The colors are so intense because of the light.
Thanks for your nice comment!
best, nadia

Victoria said...

Lovely as always. xo

MargaretR said...

Wonderful work as usual Jackie and those shadows! Well what can one say?

underatopazsky said...

I do love the holey felt but I think the plain white canvas was a good chioce as it allows the tiny subtleties of each individual piece to speak.

Sarah Anderson said...

These are just so, so beautiful, and you're right, the clean white background sets the pieces off perfectly. I also adore the more fluid pieces - will definitely be putting this exhibition in my diary!

Joelle LG said...

Ce site est une découverte pour moi
Many things I love I will return prontly to see your wonderful works ...



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