As you read on this blog many weeks ago I put out a call for embroidery pieces no larger than 2 x 2 inches. My friend, Sally, created the two pieces which you see above. I created the hardcover books to go with the exquisite workmanship. Thank you so much Sally. You are incredible!
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 12
|Collage No. 12|
No. 12 is the last of this series. I am sharing the cover of the book for this series again because I have added a closure. The button looks like it was constructed from materials used in making bricks. It worked perfectly for the closure.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 11
|Collage No. 11|
This one makes me smile. Remember the streaker on the Oscars years ago. It was the thing to streak. Hysterical!
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 10
|Collage No. 10|
I really like how I tore the paper framing the camel almost as if it is structural like a pyramid in a way. I rode a camel once. It was quite the experience. I wonder where those photos are?
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 9
|Collage No. 9|
Monday, February 24, 2020
Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 8
|Collage No. 8|
I like how this one turned out. It is simple with only four elements but effective. It is a frozen. moment in time.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 7
|Collage No. 7|
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 6
|Collage No. 6|
Friday, February 21, 2020
Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 5
|Collage No. 5|
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 4
|Collage No. 4|
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 3
Another two-fer so soon! Gosh, I must be getting too busy or too forgetful!
Tiny Collages - Japanese Stab Bound Book - Collage No. 2
|Collage No. 2|
I think this piece turned out rather well. I love the boldness of the large red letters and the intimacy of the woman using a bathing pitcher and basin. I also really like how the words show through here and there in the blue and orange part.
Monday, February 17, 2020
Tiny Collages in a Japanese Stab Bound Book - Cover and Collage No. 1
Two-fer Monday. Somehow I forgot all about posting yesterday. So for Presidents‘ Day you get two for one....
|Collage No. 1|
Japanese Stab Bound Book with Embroidery and Embellishment
|Japanese Stab Bound Book with Embroidery and Embellishment|
My luck continues with yet a third embroidered piece. This time it is from artist and friend, Elsa. I met Elsa through the Facebook APC group. Since she lives just a few minutes away from my house we agreed to meet and have been friends ever since. Elsa created a piece for me using cyanotype on a dark piece of fabric. She then did French knots in each of the “flowers”. You can see the white stitching down the right side of the piece. I added an embellishment that I found at a garage sale some time ago. I have since altered the binding. I added another linen thread to the middle of the binding so that instead of two horizontal lines there are three. It makes the binding look more complete. I photographed this book on my dining table hence the tablecloth shows a bit. Thanks Elsa for the wonderful piece of embroidery.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Japanese Stab Bound Book with Embroidery
|Japanese Stab Bound Book with Embroidery|
I just finished another Japanese stab bound book with an embroidery piece made by my great artist friend, Michele. Michele is famous for her man on the moon embroidery. I am again lucky to have such a talented friend who was willing to create a piece for me. Thanks, Michele! The paper used for the cover was made a couple of years ago when I took a workshop at the Sitka Art Center in Oregon just north of Lincoln City. Tomorrow I will share an embroidery piece done by yet a third artist, Elsa.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Valentine Japanese Stab Bound Book
|Valentine Japanese Stab Bound Book|
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Vintage Mail Tunnel Book
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
February ATC and APC
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Suffragette Piece - Difficult Times
2020 is the 100th anniversary of the suffragette movement in Washington state. The Washington State History Museum is having a suffragette exhibition to honor the movement. The NW Collage Society was asked to participate in the celebration with an art show. Pieces for the show had to be 12 x 12 inches. The art will be on exhibition from April through August. Here is the write up for my piece which was accepted into the show....
The distorted faces of the three suffragettes used in this piece, Bernice Sopp, Cora Smith Eaton, and Mehitable Haskell represent the pain of discrimination that women were subjected to as members of society without equal voting rights. These women were truly pioneers in the cause for justice in America. The distorted faces also represent the fact that we still are having voting rights issues in this country and we still are having equal rights issues in this country. One only needs to look at discussions in the political arena to see how absurd it is that we even question that a woman could be president.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Stamp Series 12
|Stamp Series 12|
This piece ends this series. I am not done with stamps however. I have so many of them since I was gifted two boxes. I have some other ideas and am sure to come up with even more ways of using them. I will be bringing a huge supply to Newport, OR in April.
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Stamp Series 11
|Stamp Series 11|
I have been to Italy many times. When we lived in Bavaria Venice was four hours away. We could go to Italy for lunch just ninety minutes from our house. Those were the days.
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Stamp Series 10
|Stamp Series 10|
Friday, February 7, 2020
Stamp Series 09
|Stamp Series 09|
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Stamp Series 08
|Stamp Series 08|
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Stamp Series 07
|Stamp Series 07|
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Stamp Series 06
|Stamp Series 06|
Monday, February 3, 2020
Stamp Series 05
|Stamp Series 05|
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Stamp Series 04
|Stamp Series 04|
I made my 300th book yesterday. Actually I made my 301st book, too. Definitely will make my goal at this rate.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Stamp Series 03
|Stamp Series 03|
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