• More pages from my visual journal as requested.

    All the pages from my album and continuation form  ” A new Journey “



    As you will know form my last blog this was a personal challenge. Each day of my beach holiday I wanted to add to my visual journal a possibility for new textile art work. My kit included,water colour paper, hand threads glue stick,water colour pencils, metallic paint and only a few other materials. I then added found objects which included chocolate wrappers, baking paper, torn colour from magazines, local vegetation and dried seaweed.I used layers of water colour paper and cut out photos painted stitched and designed producing a resource for future art works.

    I worked ideas from photos all taken on my mobile phone and printed on my mobile printer ( a canon selphy ).Producing this journal has been a positive experience and as the ideas grow and I create my tetxile  art works I will continue to share the journey with you.



    I have included some new images taken with my mobile phone for reference material.I took these photos when visiting the Lotus gardens so much inspiration.

    When I look at these images I think what fabrics and threads would create the textures. Can I use threads and hand work to add another layer, are the petals and leaves fragile, how would they feel, how do I see them. What are the colours will I hand paint a silk panel or build up layers.My mind fills with ideas and possibilities.











    Mounted and framed behind glass 55x88cm

    Mounted and framed behind glass 55x88cm










    Stretched and in a floating frame 72x94cm.

    Stretched and in a floating frame 72x94cm.








so far.

  1. Chelle says:

    Thanks Pat this is not the way I normally work.Usually all my creating is done in my head and then through my hands directly onto the hand painted silk and through thread.I thought I would give myself a challenge and I am very pleased with the story. I will use this method more often now.I was also considering that I often take images with my phone of texture colour inspiration for reference and then never use them, now i have a little printer I am printing them out and keeping them in resource folder along with ideas for production.I just need to finish a couple of commission and then I am excitedly into my beach resource journal, i think a fish first with a lovely textural back ground or maybe a landscape ooooh can’t wait.

  2. Pat says:

    Hi Michelle I’m fascinated by the photos you have taken and your version of them side by side. It’s so interesting to see your creativity in full flow. Thanks for sharing these.

  3. Chelle says:

    Hi Linda great to hear from you and yes agreed lots of inspiration.I am excited to see where it leads me.

  4. Chelle says:

    Thank you Yvonne your support is greatly appreciated and the water lilies are glorious.

  5. Linda Paris says:

    Lovely collection. So much inspiration

  6. Yvonne says:

    Thank you Michelle, So much inspiration, love the photos of the water lilies, so jealous of your trip. Happy to see you are working on pieces already. Again thank you.

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