A window into my studio 11

A window into my studio 11

IMG_6632-1 The layers in a my Mediterranean textile art works 

“What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul.”
― Deepak Chopra

“The singing shore of the Mediterranean”

As you have had a little insight (from “A window into my studio 10” ) to the way my creative mind works I thought I would share with you the layers of creative art work that form “The singing shore of the Mediterranean”. When I design my art works I visualise it in layers of texture, colour and depth. I look for the magic, the soul of the subject, so as you can feel the song. I see the art work in layers, each layer  connected to the last, each joined by stitch colour and texture to make a whole.

I have only physically visited the mediterranean in Spain but I have collected many images and read stories and listened to people who have travelled to the shorelines it touches. I see it as a song that romances the shorelines. This Mediterranean textile art work is a commissioned piece measuring approximately 90 cm x 75 cm and it will be mounted and framed. I have used many techniques and mediums including paper, fabric, stitch, found objects and paint and of course many hours on the sewing machine. I am captured by the romance of the mediterranean, the architecture, the soul and the song.

On my backing material I lay out the sky, mountains and city scape and then…..

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Stitched houses with background unstitched as yet.

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Mountains and Sky are stitched and more details such as trees, grass and laneways are added. The silk is added for the sea.

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The silk is painted and another layer added for depth and movement in the sea, it is then stitched.

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The piece is finished with boats, fish and a promenade added. Using found objects I have also embellished with fences gates and light posts,keys and locks for the doors.

 

Dont forget I am teaching at the Berry retreat in August – I will let you know when registrations open – and on a Australian cruise in the tropics March 2017 http://www.craftours.com/trips/?page=australia_michelle_0317    https://chelletextiles.com.au/travel-itineraries/948/

Soon to be announced – classes at Byron Bay  June 2016