Monday, 4 January 2010

The Tender Thaw


Before outlines were applied

This design is intended for felt. I've had a lot of fun playing with colour and making stained glass style designs. It strikes me that the simpler nature of outlining work for stained glass would make it easier to convert the image into textile format. I'm not sure if it would be wisest to Batik the silk before nuno felting or to arrange the wool and prefelts into the design using coloured wool and then nuno felt.

Any thoughts on this one, my felting friends?

20 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

i loved the composition

Debrina said...

Hi Jasmine - thanks for coming on by and leaving such an amazing and thoughtful comment. I totally agree with your opinion about veganism - it's really refreshing to read that health is priority number one in going that way. Unfortunately for me, I like my eggs too much, but dairy products and meat are deliberately restricted in our household anyway - we just can't afford to eat it much. You could say we're mostly vegetarian, in fact, I used to be until I was diagnosed with pernicious anaemia - B12 deficiency. I have my Spanish ancestors to thank for that one! We did raise our own pigs last year for ethical reasons; that was very satisfying. We have enough bacon to last us all of this year - which means a great deal to our budget and our conscience.
Well, I do hope your year is very satisfying, Jasmine. I so love your blog and I hope to follow it closely this year. I love all your standing stone photos in particular - so spiritual, mysterious and ancient are those henges. I am a big fan of Moyra Caldecott's Tall Stones series of novels which proffer a beautiful and deeply spiritual explanation for their purpose. Apparently remnanats of woodhenges are scattered closed to the stone ones and were often near streams or bodies of water so that the "spirit" is carried off via the water to the afterlife. The Maori (native NZ'ers) have a very similar belief.

Well, best I be off. Love your beautiful artwork on this recent posting. can't wait to see it rendered in felt! You clever thing!

Jasmine said...

Thank you Caio - paint is a little addictive, no? :)

Debrina - Thank you for such a log reply :) I think if I could keep hens myself I'd eat all the eggs I wanted. Sounds like you have the right idea. People do ea meat, its a fact that it is silly to deny. But I think those that eat organic free range meat or raise the animal kindly themselves go a long way to honouring the life of he animal that sustains them. In England, the slaughtering laws are outrageous and the distance animals must travel to an abertoir is unwholesome.

I visited woodhenge or the first time last year. I will see if U can find some pictures. I've always been interested in indigenous peoples and their ways, especially Aborigine, Maori and Natie American Indians. When at Uni, I did a module on human rights and worked o a paper all about the Yanomami Indians of the Amazon. There is an amazing Charity that I like called 'Survival' that tries to champion for justice on behalf of these peoples.


I wish you inspiration and success for the New Year x

lynne h said...

wow, i love this, jasmine... the outlines really made a difference. this'll be gorgeous felted...

xo

Crafty Green Poet said...

the design is beautiful, I don't know enough about felting to be any help with your qury though...

Assayya said...

the same i saw at martine's blog, i see here.
there is a wonderful natural flow of light in your work.
well done:))

Martine said...

Jasmine you have found such a beautiful way of felting landscapes. Very special this stained glas look. I dont know what would be best. I'm arranging the rovings on prefelt and then under the embellisher before i felt it. I'm very curious about your result. Lets learn from one another.
Love XXXm

ArtSparker said...

this is my favorite of the three designs you've done so far. Something about the single tree seems to work very well for you...

Manon Doyle said...

Beautiful Jasmine! Love the colors and the composition! Very striking!

Joei Rhode Island said...

Oh such a beautiful design Jasmine. I've not tried batiking my design before felting...do you compensate for shrinkage in your drawing? I always have trouble incorporating too many tiny details that get lost in the final shrinkage. Can't wait to see the results...why not do both?

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful! I look forward to seeing what you do with this art!
xo
t

Clare Wassermann said...

Wow I haven't had a chance to look at your blog for a while but we seem to be paralleling! I made a background yesterday with something else in mind yesterday but have once again been kept awake by ideas here in the early hours. I had dreams of embellishing the trees from my full moon sketch with felt etc etc...and there you are doing similar. I love the outlines on your painting - it brings a style and character, a voice - funny isn't it _ we are taught that things don't have lines around when we learn to paint and then suddenly in our agedom we add them and like it again! Have you seen Judy Wise's journal blog - she uses a lot of black lines and her journals are very inspiring. I'm doing more with mone this year - it's positively affirming and permission to play...x The Jewish festival info was really interesting - shall look further into that...

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day Jasmine, I love all the colors in your compostion. I can already imagine it in felt. It will be glorious. I look forward to seeing it. Hugs Judy

La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful Jasmine!

Döt...♡ said...

I love the colours on your design, Jasmine!

Walk in the Woods said...

I'm not a felter, but I love the images!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

I dp like the contrast of seeing both... softness of the non-line and the boldness of the linear... -J

acornmoon said...

Your design looks very interesting, well balanced with good colour and composition, felting is a mystery to me so I can only watch in wonder!

Lickety Splitter said...

Happy Thursday Jasmine! Just stopping in again to see your lovely trees ... you know I'm no felter, painter, etc, so I won't even attempt to offer any advice to one as talented as you. I write a little poetry and write a little silliness every now and then, that's about the extent of my creativity.

Morgaine said...

Lovely work Jasmine