Saturday, November 29, 2008

Rust Madonna #2

Here is #2 in the series. These are fused but not stitched - I have promised my artist friend not to stitch them as she thinks I should frame them and get a gallery to sell them. I am in 2 minds about that. In the meantime, I have a third one planned that will black and white and rust.
For comparison, here are #1 and #2.

I know that I have been a bad blogger and blog-reader lately. This is because I have a lot going on in my other life - namely the "day job" that pays the bills. Because of an ongoing health problem, I decided to sell most of my financial services business effective 1st December. While this will help reduce my large mortgage, it also reduces my income considerably and I do not yet know what I'm going to be living on.

I intend to have December and January off, as there's little work for financial advisers over the Christmas and New Year holiday period anyway. Here in New Zealand, that is traditionally the time that people take their annual holidays, with schools are closed for 6 weeks and many businesses closed for up to a month.

Hopefully, I'll be able to spend more time on my art during this time.


Donald said...

Lovely work Shirley. I've really enjoyed the Rust.... so thanks for sharing.

I've not dropped by for awhile, as got a bit overwhelmed with IT and work.



Doe said...

I would stitch them which will give the figures some dimension and show off the 'fabric' texture.
I like the effect of the rust dyeing, gives the figures a patina.Your work is lovely.
Wishing you a speedy return to good health.

Wil Opio Oguta said...

I agree on the framing, but I would stitch them anyway. The stitching lines give a bit of extra to these lovely ladies.
Very pretty!

Feather on a Wire said...

They are wonderful.
Perhaps you should leave one to satisfy her. But listen to your own voice, this is the voice which is really valid in textiles.

The Idaho Beauty said...

I agree with Wil. Even framed, I'm afraid they will lack something if not defined a bit more by some stitching. But if you frame them, the stitching can be accent and you don't have to worry about putting even amounts of it throughout the piece.

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Beautiful!!! I love rust dyed fabric. And you did a great job creating those ladies! Like others said before I'd add some stitching to give that awesome pieces dimension.

Dagmar from Germany