Friday, June 17, 2011

a little more Textile Art Festival


Thanks for all the comments and the many emails I have had about the Textile Art Festival. I agree with you on the embellisher judging Teresa - sort of lowest common denominator stuff and I thought so last year when somebody, I know not who, was rubbished in public and I felt so embarrassed for her. Useless with photos we were but Robin took this one of me working - I was using de Colourant and de Colourant Plus on my piece of hand dyed fabric which Lisa from Dyed and gone to Heaven gave me to play with. I stamped truffa on it as you do and I was drying it with my heat gun and talking at the same time so there are some burnt patches but that is no big deal. For those who loved my alphabet sponge stamps, I have managed to find more sets which I can happily sell when I get them. Before too long I shall stitch all over it and then decide what to do next. When we got home I thought truffa had disappeared from  the wall but it is still there. I also did quite a bit of stamping paint on Romeo which needs further work. You can see we always had a mess of stuff around us, Jacinta and I. Not sure who was the messiest.

Kirry has sent me a close up view of her garment - so much work and so much attention to detail. I enjoyed it when I was making art to wear but I am really happy I have decided to change direction and work on creating my little journals which give me lots of pleasure. At the show, someone from the dark side was over on our side talking about how she was a famous and talented art journaller - looked at me and asked what I did. My reply - just a lowly scum of the earth player. I am afraid I am not so good at the beefing up of one's self but it takes all sorts to make the world go round.

We are pretty well up to date and enjoying tonight's rugby but tomorrow I have 2 deadlines to meet so will be working hard in  the morning to get them both finished. Then a few more rugby games to watch.

8 comments:

Spiral Dyed Downunder said...

I think it was obvious to all Dale, that you are indeed messier than me. Just look at that mess in the photo. Tut tut.

Downunderdale said...

Doesn't look like my stuff and not my table - ho ho

Heather said...

Arty mess is good Dale and makes things more interesting - never trust a tidy artist!! Kirry's garment is just wonderful - gorgeous colours and great detail. I laughed aloud at the 'famous and talented art journaller'. 'Nuff said!

Sheep Rustler said...

Tidy schmidy! And I would never trust someone who described themselves as 'famous and talented', that sort of accolade is meant to be said ABOUT you and not BY you. Like you are famous and talented (yes you are!) but would never be so crass as to say that yourself!!

lyndaanne said...

I would have to agree with "Sheep Rustler"!

Wanda -Maria Roszak said...

Beautiful art . work !!!

Virginia Koster said...

If you are not in a mess you must be spending too much time being tidy and not enough being creative!!! We have one the biggest blow your own trumpeters down here, perhaps she went up to Brisbane, certainly sounds like her, I am constantly amazed be these people, what we used to call "more front than Myer"
Virginia, Hobart

ominnimo said...

I'm with you, I can't blow my own trumpet either. Sheep Rustler I agree! Funnily enough I've been looking and starting to play with art journalling as well, just for myself for now. Good luck with it!:o)
PS. Love the sari ribbon work. x

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