Category Archives: Mixed Media

Circles Circles, Everywhere Circles…..

As blogged about here I entered a mini exhibition titled Circles hosted by CRAG and the local Textile Arts Sewing group.  Having no idea what I was doing, I took the simple route and made two very basic, but bright Circles entries.   Delivering them on the Friday I finally got to meet another CRAG member who had just been a name on my email … always good to see the face behind the name.  One more to add to my list.  Saturday morning on the way to deliver my eldest to work I called in to check it out and get a few pictures to post here.

Put simply – my entries looked like a ten year old had done them. I know, we are our own worst critics…

The craftsmanship of the other entries was exquisite.  So many beautiful pieces of art work.  And circles everywhere! Loads of gorgeous circles.  Never been a big fan of circles, but the interpretations here were definitely an eye opener.

Along with the actual quilts/wall hangings and boards there was a trade table with hats, bangles, scarves and skeins of textile wools, plus another man who made the most gorgeous Iris Folding cards while his wife made cards using Encaustic art*

Some pictures of the exhibition.

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*Encaustic art is just amazing.  You use wax crayons on a hot iron and place it on the paper.  By moving the iron you make lots of cool patterns.  She does classes and I think sometime on the near future I will be heading along to one!!  See here for more details.

Here’s a fun circle song to end my post… 🙂
Jennifer

my current muses…

My new header now features the ‘main characters’ in my new crafty endeavour, obsession.
Mixed media/collage/assemblage uses all aspects of crafts using paper, cloth, beads, and anything that can be stuck, strung or somehow attached to board/canvas or anything else. After my foray into it with the Circles Exhibition (coming very soon with a post to match) I’ve become somewhat excited and am busy doodling and thinking of ways to make it work.
I did make a few during the week and took them to the market (I think I mentioned that somewhere else?) to gauge response. Well, I sold two of them, and the other two I have added to – made them better. I know why they didn’t sell.  I now have numerous drawings ready to roll, and six canvases (2 large & 4 small) to start work on.
When I saw the large ones I knew immediately what i would do with one.  I had received a pre-made necklace of beads some years ago – cool, but not really me – that included the above wooden animals.  So I shall be working on an African Safari scene… :-}
There are 4 weeks til the next market. I’d best get to work.

 

Unleash the animal within 🙂
Jennifer