Sunday, February 22, 2009
Here is my third project for the Pamela Allen online workshop, "Still Life is Boring-Not!" This time we were to take advantage of fabric's ability to be manipulated, e.g., pleated, rolled, stuffed and more. I really like the carrots I made from dryer sheets painted with Lumiere paint and stuffed, then tied with embroidery floss. The lemon is also a painted dryer sheet. The tomatoes are Dupioni silk with a little stuffing. The lettuce leaves are fabric that was dampened, crumpled into a ball, tied, and dried. I learned that manipulation in a class years ago with Lois Smith. She called it Rumpled-Quilt-Skin. The little green balls (Brussels sprouts?) were cut from a fancy wine gift bag and stuffed. Now I am waiting for The Boss to critique this piece and help me improve it. She has done an astounding job of taking our first rather crude attempts and turning them into pieces of art.