When I set out on our New World cycle, my goal was to Wander and explore new creative experiences with out boundaries. The first thing I wanted to do was to see where my imagination would take me if I didn't patterns and photographs to guide me. What could I just "do" with fabric and thread? Getting things going has been a slow process - breaking down the barriers I've created for myself in regards to having things all figured out before I start making something. Just going f
Our change of location to the seaside last year has brought many new aspects of inspiration. As with any new lifestyle, time is needed to acclimatise to the surroundings. The rhythm of the sea was a new constant in my life and one to be observed and monitored. It took me a year but I feel that I can now relate to the colour blue! I have begun to use the natural environment of the beach; whatever is around on the sand, washed up by the tide or fallen from the shoreline trees,
A new world that I only recently discovered is that croton plants are delicate and beautiful. After observing them for some time, I began to admire this kind of ever-changing plant that can naturally change its color. If our lives can be transformed in such a wonderful way, they must be colorful and splendid and keeping oneself stay motivated. After observing the color change of leaves, I found that with leaves, color sensations can be cultivated. We might be able to practice
This is the first work in the series Dairy Routine
I live in an old town.
It's a place where new and old coexist.
I live by seeing and feeling many things I haven't seen before while taking a walk.
Old houses in alleyways.
Things I've never seen before make me stop. Size : 40” x 33”. Materials : Hand dyed cotton Techniques : Printed, Machine pieced, Machine quilted
The first in my series entitled CONTRAST, this image was based on a photo of the internal bobbin mechanism of my sewing machine. I played around with the light values and used contrasting colors of fabric and thread. But I'm also exploring the contrast of scale. The actual mechanism is about 2 inches across, whereas the quilt is 30 in. Finished size 40x30in Hand dyed fabrics, cut and layered and machine quilted with hand guided stitching
Many things changed for me in 2020; a change of location, a change in working habits, health changes and imposed changes from the Covid 19 epidemic. During times of change I've found it a time for reassessment and forward movement into a new normality. Not all change should be viewed as bad. Being ready to embrace a new world while learning from the past is my personal evolving journey of change. Size- 41 inches long x 21.5 inches wide [ 104cm x 55cm] 2021 Materials; commerci