Sunday, April 06, 2008

Gifts, Group and Experiments

This amazing canvas was created by Dawn, my Mystery Muse partner on INKrediblyRT for February. I love this little yahoo group with its super talented and ultra friendly members, and this swap is my favourite of all that I participate in. Of course Dawn spoilt me further ... my new banner is another Dawn design and I smile every time I see it!
This classy little icicle doll was a work in progress when Dawn visited in December, now she hangs happily on my guest room door.
Somehow this pile of rags screams 'convicts' at me... not sure why. I read somewhere six months ago about burying fabric wrapped around rusty items for six months. The samples I saw were beautifully coloured.
I think the position I chose was too wet as both the plain cotton calico and printed cotton perished. By the looks of it the worms ate their fair share too. I have all the pieces laying out to dry and I know I will love using them, just not in the way I had planned.

For those of you who have not guessed, two blog posts in one day is a sure sign I am avoiding marking...perhaps I could do the ironing now..


Megan P said...

what a wonderful collection Julie. The fabric experiment looks fascinating. I will look forward to seeing how you use the pieces in your art. Hope that ironing pile has gotten smaller!

kelsey said...

Such gorgeousness from the Prawnster! You lucky girl you!!!

Bring your good eyes with you on Saturday, threading that darn little beading needle eye is NOT the best part of beading! lol

Ro Bruhn said...

What great gifts Julie and your fabric experiment produced amazing results

Nellie's Needles said...

I just discovered you by following Doreen's award to you. Looking through your blog, it's well deserved. I'll be back to view more.

Jacky said...

What a talent that Dawnie is... love your Art!!! Beautiful, rich and earthy tones.
Your fabric experiments look great Julie. Look forward to seeing them in some of your art soon.

Debbi Baker said...

Great gifts - not so sure about the fabric experiments but I guess it is a case of having an open mind!! I don't think we'd have enough mositure to have any effect at all. Will think of you Thursday evening when I sleep (hopefully!!)in Wiluna.

Dot said...

Hey Julie - can you do my ironing too ? *grin*.

Beautiful post. Our friend Dawnie is sooo talented isn't she?

And I can't wait to see what you do with this rusted fabric!

Love you

Dotee xoxo

Still Waters Studio said...

You do such amazing things with rust! As for the worms...maybe two months underground rather than six and they would eat less.
The puppie pictures are so cute!
I think being a teacher would be fun except for the marking. I can see why you are avoiding it.

Danielle D said...

Worms! The things we do for art. The rusted fabric looks gorgeous, though, and I imagine it's going to be fabulous once you've gotten rid of the squirmy component.

ATCLindaB said...

ooooh look at that rust!!! and fabric too, my mind is working over time imagining altered books with soem of that rusty ratty tatty rag