Wednesday, October 26, 2011

stitches...



I had one of those wonderful happy little accidents with Olive... I ripped the bottom of her dress and was about to throw it out and do another one when I thought maybe I should just sew it together (Olive would like that and it is something she would do).  So then it got me thinking about stitches and sewing parts together.  This is something I used to do years ago when I painted houses and stitched the silk tissue around the edges of the painting.  I actually won a Norsewood Art Award  for a piece of work that had a whole lot of little squares threaded together.

I am not sure whether this piece is finished yet or not and I am not really happy with her tool belt, so I am going to sit with her for a while and see if anything more comes.

In the mean time I had another idea for Olive, completely different to the above picture and my original idea of who Olive is... I guess it wont hurt to try.

7 comments:

Michele said...

Wow....that is very super cool! Brilliant in fact!

Clare said...

This is stunning - good accident.

softearthart said...

It is interesting you saying "I will sit with her and see what comes"

This is a real good strategy, because sometimes an idea is still on its way to you and you may be to busy to receive it, so waiting till the moment is right then when it does, you know exactly what to do with Olive.

Cheers Marie

Mel @ Wildflower said...

A happy accident indeed :)

Tara @ Aquamarine Art said...

Yay for happy accidents! I love the stitched parts.xx

Jen said...

I like her and I agree with Marie

Ana Herrero said...

Hi ! I´m Ana from Argentina. I saw your drawings and I really loved them, so sweet and femenine!!! Con gratulations for your work!!!