Thursday, August 07, 2008

weaknesses

For lack of anything current in the studio to show you , here's what I've stapled to the door outside it complete with my shopkeeper's bell so I won't jump out of my skin when someone enters without knocking - as if the door was ever closed. Titled "She Hears Voices", you would think it might keep folks out altogether. Anyone who's been around in the fiber art world on the web will recognize the strong influence of Pamela Allen. I made this piece when I attended one of her classes during my first visit to ACA in FL. I was thinking about the Wednesday doodling that a few bloggers do when I pulled this out of the UFO pile last night and tried my hand at thread painting. Now I recall that figure drawing was something I never conquered but always wanted to. Like many untrained artists I draw what I think is there as opposed to what really exists. I'll call this cartooning and promise to take up portraiture someday. My mother used to doodle women's faces complete with '40's hairstyles and this looks just like one of her girlies.

4 comments:

Sapphire Dakini said...

This is really a beautiful piece. Such a feeling of mystery.

Jackie said...

Very interesting thread painting.I must have a go.

Karoda said...

i'm digging the thread doodle...and isn't that more of the goal that speaks to creating art, drawing what you think is there over drawing what really exists???!!!

sammy said...

your face is so well done and your above it fiber art is outstanding.... I love how you have the arm and the hand holding something... to me it looks like it is holding a cacoon that is about to come alive and spread its wings...