Friday, 26 February 2010

Weaving so far...

A few photo's of my favourite peices that I have created so far...

vegetable dip-dyeing
dip-dyeing my yarns (red and white onion skin and turmeric)

drying hanks and rope
hanging them up to dry. beautiful colours.

mossy bobbles
mossy bobble sample from my first warp

more bobbles
off the loom

another angle

more rope loops
evenly spaced loops of rope

rope loops
uneven rope loops

threaded up
warp number two...ready to go!

twisted ropes
twisted rope from warp two

twisted ropes
side angle

more twisted ropes
close up front. This was perhaps my favourite peice that I did this week, I'm dying to try it out with much larger rope.

twisted felt
twisted un-spun wool

twisted felt
and another angle

rope warp
third warp...creeping vine ropes

second angle

and finally....a quiet pajama and soup night.
night in

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Un Petit Francais

I took a tiny little trip to Paris, which is why I haven't updated for a while. I do have alot of photographs of my work to post however, so they should trickle in over the next few days.

But first, Paris photo's (not all, because there were over 300, so here's the top 10%)

pompidou centre
pompidou centre...

pompidou centre

foggy eiffel tower
...on top of the pompidou centre...a distant eiffel tower

tired feet
our tired feet

sex shop
the sex shop below the hotel

jaunty angle
day two...our bus tour of paris


green balconies

arc de triomphe


the tower

edward and i
it was a very cold day, hence the slightly cross looking faces

holding the tower
the alignment of my hands is wrong, but it had to be done!

notre dame bell tower
a notre dame bell-tower


the breath-taking interior of notre dame...

notre dame interior

notre dame interior

notre dame interior

stained glass reflection
i absolutely love the reflection of stained glass

odd colouration, i tried to show how vivid the rainbow was, we could see it right to the end on both ends...fascinating.

latin quarter
colourful, vibrant and bohemian latin quarter

louvre pyramid
our last day was spent at the louvre...wonderful collection of art.

mona lisa
we saw the mona lisa...

mona lisa crowd
...and laughed at the people crowding around it. it didn't impress me.

this unusual stairway caught my eye

we also looked around the apartments of napoleon the third. i was taken with how regal it was.


napoleons living room

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

More moss...

I took another walk today. It was such a nice day, I meant to make it much longer and have a little explore, but I had more pressing things to do, such as fill up this giant sketchbook!
I saw a Sparrowhawk. He was sat on a gravestone just feet away. He winked at me then flew into a tree before I could grab my camera to capture him. It was nice though, I love nature, even if it was just a little graveyard in a city.
Well, I ought to get back to my painting...



tiny moss growths


a little forest and a stone

mossy bricks

Aside from moss, I also noticed two other strange things...

bone tree
I thought this tree looked alot like a bone...

over-turned tree
...and this tree had falled over entirely.