Monday, May 27, 2013

Chevrons in the Fog


A rather cold, wet, foggy weekend here, that was filled with extended family, cooking, a couple of walks,
and the beginnings of a new small painting.  I also managed just a smidgen of block printing on some denim from an old pair of jeans that were on their way out the door to a charitable reseller.  Pretty pleased with it, actually, because the "drape" of the soft denim is wonderful.  Of course, you wouldn't find the periodic horizontal marks an a piece printed by a master printer, but the fact of the matter is, I like the interest they add to the pattern.  Our family has consumed so much denim over the years.  Lot's of potential. . . .

Looking for a little inspiration this week? Watch this 4-minute video on Nora Fok, an English artist,originally from Hong Kong, who was shortlisted for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize in 2007.  Nora creates extraordinary one-off jewelry pieces from plant parts and micro-filament that blur the boundaries between textile art, jewelry and sculpture.   

Hope you're able to fit some creativity into the week ahead!                          


Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

I want to thank you for that link, I've seldom seen such exquisite work; it was so interesting to see her knitting and modeling her wares. That tomato!
Wouldn't it be stylish to wear your jeans? I know I would like to~

Kristen Donegan said...

the print looks great! what are you planning with it?? I immediately saw a table runner :)

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Hi Kristen,

Thanks! A runner is a possibility. . . I'm not sure yet, but it's likely to be pieced together with more printed denim or other similar-weight fabric. Thanks for visiting!

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...
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Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Hi Julie,

So glad you enjoyed the link. I can't imagine how she figures out how to knit the three dimensional shapes. I loved the Japanese Lanterns! And regarding the jeans, you might be onto something, although the denim I printed was from a pair I cut apart. I love your recent paintings!

Marisa said...

Beautiful work!