Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Its an Artful Blogging Party!

Hello I'm back!! and a warm welcome to everyone who comes by to visit. I had a lovely holiday in France, great weather and really beautiful countryside, lots of brocante which I want to tell you all about.

But first when I arrived home from holiday I was met with a huge amount of mail and in the pile was my pre -ordered Artful Blogging mag. Many of my favorite bloggers were there including Kari at Artysmama and it made the magazine even more special that I knew of so many bloggers. Kari is celebrating her entry in the first edition by having an art party and just in the nick of time I am joining The Artful blogging day with her ( http://artsymama.blogspot.com/ ).
She has asked everyone to submit some inspiration in the name of art. Since I have just come back from France I am rushed with this and so no tutorial I'm afraid, but would like to share with you some textile art that was inspired from frescoes, and one of my favorite artists KLIMT
The Kiss by Klimt

To get the effect of a fresco I have used layers of felt and crumpled tissue then teastained and painted the layers. Once dry I have free machine-stitched the image of the lovers on to both layers and to get the effect of the lines of age and stone I have used a product called webbing spray in black by Krylon(that is really fun to use).

You might like to see something my mum has made to, she is also a textile artist (at a spritely 73 years of age)
She has designed this jewellery from scratch inspired from the art deco era. She used layers of gauzy fabrics on a backing of interfacing and free machine stitched the pattern in and then burnt back using a heating tool to achieve the pattern.

Hope this has added to the party atmosphere, and now with any good party where's the food:))

20 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

Welcome back Ginny!!!! Wow I can see talent runs through your genes. Your Klimt-inspired textile art is spectacular! And I love your mother's jewellery, so stunning!

Carol said...

Woohoo! Ginny I'm so glad that you're back! I've checked here often and have missed you! Also glad to read that you've spent a beautiful holiday in France! Great to party with you at Artsy Mama's artful blogger party! Your's and your mum's textile art pieces are fantastic! Here's a glass of Champagne for you! *Cheers*
Hugs Carol xox

Clare said...

Hi Ginny, Welcome back! Glad you had a nice holiday. Your mum's jewellery is great! Clare x

Miss*Laurence said...

C'├ętait bien les vacances? Brocantes? just stop teasing me!! Every so often I find a " blogging twin", when I feel like "eh! I wrote that!" So when France+Klimt+textiles+free machine embroidery + furning fabrics are all together I know that I've found another virtual twin! ; ) Read you soon!

Michelle said...

This is too beautiful, love the necklace!

Chia said...

So many pretty things! Thanks for sharing.

Ellen said...

Hi Ginny I visit your blog daily but never left any comment, Shame on me.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment. This Artful Blogging Party brings people together and I so so love that!!
You inspire me very much the matchbox swap is so adorable i keep lookking at it nearly every day.

Lallee said...

Your textile art is so interesting. I enjoyed reading what your use to create it. Your mother's textile jewelry is so unique and wonderful. Inherited talent genes! Thanks for sharing!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hi Ginny!! A warm welcome back to blogging!!! I am glad to hear you had a wonderful time in France.

Your textile art is amazing... you are so multi talented. and your Mother's jewelry is just stunning! WOW!

Look forward to seeing your goodies! Heather

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Thank you for the sweet comments Ginny. Your art and your Mom's is utterly amazing. Hope you had a wonderful time in France. Nice to have you back...

Welcome back!
Kitty

Simply Me Art said...

Just found your Blogging Home and it is Lovely. So Nice to meet you, I will Be Back. Jamie

Bejeweled said...

Ooooh France! What a lovely time you must have had!

Your mom's jewelry is lovely! wonderful colors and shapes!

Ragged Roses said...

Beautiful artwork Ginny and your mother's is equally lovely. Welcome back it's good to have you here again. Glad your holiday was good and looking forward to seeing all your brocante goodies!
Kim x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Welcome back, glad to hear you had a lovely time in France.
Your mums jewellery is so lovely.
Alison x

Laume said...

That Klimt image is one of my hubby's favorites. I always think of it as called The Kiss.

Your mother's fabric jewelry is absolutely wonderful. Wish I'd had one of her pieces to wear the the fairy festival last month. It would have been perfect! I'm having trouble picturing how she burned away the parts she didn't want - with something like a woodburning tool?

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Welcome back!! You are so talented!! Must run in the family!!Have a lovely weekend relaxing at home! xx

Sea Angels said...

Hi there I am thrilled to have found your blogg it is so inspirational and pretty......xx

Susie Q said...

Welcome home!

Such stunningly beautiful creations!

Hugs,
Sue

Amy P said...

I too was out of town and with 2 tots around I'm still getting to all the parties! I love the work you've shared and enjoyed your picture tour of France!

Metallyptica said...

I love what your mother did! Fantastic!!