Wednesday, 15 December 2010

CROCHETED SNOWFLAKES

I feel at my most creative this time of year, I have always found myself making Christmasy things ever since I was a child, but now I find that I am in a complete making frenzy. I am working on new collagraphs, experimenting with enamel and ....whizzing around the house putting up twinkle. Looking at the work I am blogging today I can now see the seasonal influences.
These collagraphs have a wintry feel to them.
I wish I could attract more birds into my garden, these are blackbirds from Hampen.
This is very experimental. Copper and steel moths enamelled, the steel left bare to rust. I have more to do to this piece before I am completely satisfied.
But the red...am I thinking poinsettia here?
I am happier with this piece, less is more with the addition of colour. I am now finding that making enamel work is not as quick as it was when I first started, I am becoming harder on myself about the finish to the surface.
I am also getting a bit complicated about the forms I am using. Is it a book? Is it a sculpture? No it's an experiment!
Etching, pierce sawing, cutting, bending and a variety of enamelling techniques. My biggest thrill is that it collapses into a closed concertina book with ease, but the etched lace is in danger of snapping off.

So where are the crocheted snowflakes, have my textile followers been cheated? Although I will be locking myself in the shed for another few days, finishing off stuff and starting things that I can go back to after the Christmas break when the glitter has settled, I promise to post a Christmas blog with things I have made just for us at home.







3 comments:

Printed Material said...

No, don't show me snowflakes... promise me you won't.... I'm already up to my eyes in crochet and felting wristwarmers, hats and the like. I don't need another project and you know that if you show me, I will love it, and then I'll have to have a go. Please give me the heads up and I'll bypass that post... love that concertina piece. It's all coming together so well. Lesley xx

Kirsten S√łeballe said...

I like the colors in your artwork with the blackbirds. And the enamel concertina with butterflies are just lovely.
Best regards from Kirsten

Andrew Stone said...

I love the accordian moth pierced booklet.
The delicacy of the lace and the raised moth wing and coarse quality of the hinge are all very evocative.
Nice.
I like the blackbirds too.