|Mr Corvid, mixed media textile collage, detail|
I don't have enough never-seen Christmas-themed artwork to trot out all season long so in the meanwhile I will introduce my newest crow - Mr Corvid. These birds and the folk tales that surround them really catch my fancy. They're seemingly wise and naughty. I like that, I wanna be that.
|Mr Corvid, mixed media textile collage, framed|
I started with an old filled-in crossword puzzle layering on and scraping off paint before stamping with my hand carved puzzle pieces. The polka dot fabric, one of my go-to faves with its soft cream and brown, created the perfect light-hearted "frame". The stitching - both machine and hand - make wonderful touchable marks - adding texture without too much distraction.
I like the adding of whimsical wording - hopefully not cloying - just amusing. I find it appealing in both folk art and modernist pieces. It's conversational. And I like chatting with people so there you go.