Monday, November 16, 2015

Crow Fancy

 
Crow Fancy, Mixed-media Textile Collage
 'Crow Fancy' came out of my admiration for Crow's attitude and craftiness. It seems only natural to portray her with a little bling.


Crow Fancy, mixed-media textile collage, detail-a

The body was built up by layering black and purple fabric scraps fastened down by beads, sequins, and embroidery in a variety of stitches and thread weights, including metallic floss.

Crow Fancy, mixed-media textile collage, detail-b
The background is tea-dyed fabric anchored by silver wax rubbed buttons and a self-designed embossed foil ornament.
 
Crow Fancy, mixed-media textile collage, detail-c
 
 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Cabin Fever

Forgive me for trotting out more arrowheads and mountain area topo maps. I got in a groove these past couple of months thinking of what would look cool in my own cabin. (If I wouldn't put it in my own home, I won't make it!) Of course I had to switch it up and bring in weathered wood, rusty bottle caps, and baling wire. (Half the fun is gathering the "supplies". Don't even ask how many bottle caps I've since accumulated.) Also played with thread wrapping twigs to frame off the images and bring in more color. Notice too that on couple of plaques there is a metal hook on the front just big enough to tuck in a flower stem or tie off a rag ribbon.
 
Lake Arrowhead Plaque #1, mixed-media collage
Lake Arrowhead Plaque #3, mixed-media collage

Lake Arrowhead Plaque #2, mixed-media collage
Lake Arrowhead Plaque #4, mixed-media collage