Sunday, July 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela

The world needs more people like you.

The other day, I was looking at Neki's blog A Moveable Feast, and I was entranced by her sand paintings. The website where she did these is currently unavailable, so I haven't put a link to it, but at the time, I went and played with the sand and it was great fun. I made a landscape with different coloured mountains but couldn't work out (I was supposed to be working at the time!) how to save it.

So, recognising yesterday that my blog has been a bit short on fibre and dye content lately, due to it being mid-winter and knitting being my main creative activity, I made this:

It's made from the small rectangles of monoprinted fabric that I made some months ago. I put Vliesofix on the back of them, then randomly cut them into wedges and fused them onto a background. I'm not really sure where I'm going next with this, but it needs more work yet.


neki desu said...

Glad you enjoyed sandplaying!
and thanks for the link

neki desu

wooldancer said...

hey, thanks for popping by by blog.. this piece is beautiful - i love the layers of colour you have there.. i'd be keen to learn more about monoprinting! fusing looks great fun too! how do you do this?

sharon young said...

What a great explosion of colour, Shirley, it looks great, and the chevrons really enhance the whole colour experience.