Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Recent work and a wedding!

Last week I taught at Lander University. I finished a few of the simple demonstrations I did. Above is a xylene transfer on unbleached muslin on a dark tan piece of moire with previously painted WonderUnder (Bond-a-Web), chiffon, free motion machine embroidery, paint, and some metallic foiling.

Above is a color transfer of an African mask made with Sheer Heaven paper. Free motion machine embroidery attached it to a scrap of rust dyed vintage damask. I also applied some wool rovings, millinery net, and metallic foiling using fragments of Wonder Under.

Above is an arrangement of polyester velvet around a piece of embellished wool. It was covered with previously painted Wonder Under, metallic foil, silk fibers, chiffon, and free motion embroidery. The image isn't particularly good because I forgot to snap a photo before putting glass into the frame.

Later today Steve and I are headed to Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania in order to attend my sister Wanda's wedding to her first love! She met Reinhard when she was sixteen years old. He's never been married...waited for her! They live in Germany. It will be a sort of family reunion at my mother and dad's lakeside house....and I'm suppose to teach my mom how to use her blog!

I created her blog in order that she could trade with me at CYBER FYBER...which is now into it's second/final round of trading!


artisbliss said...

That African mask transfer piece is something else.

Have fun at the wedding, and congrats to the happy couple. That's a fairy tale story!

Purple Missus said...

Fabulous pieces Susan. I love the top one. It has an air of mystery about it - wonderful.

Laurence said...

Your work is very beautiful.

Aussie Jo said...

These pieces are very interesting. I have some Sheer heaven but haven't used it as yet, how did you do the transfer??

Wanda said...

Do you remember when the "in" thing was pictures that the painting went out on to the frame? Well, this is WAY beyond that! are absolutely amazing!