Monday, December 8, 2014

Decolourant Colour Remover and a perspective on textiles.

I can't believe I'm going to say this, it makes it sound as if we go all the time....honestly,  we don't...but....

The last time we were in France, in 2012 (!!!!! oh, my gosh, it's true!!!!), we stayed in a delightful little gite just outside Aix en Provence.  And in that gite there was a chair...(okay, I can't help but sing that) anyway, there was a sweet little chair that I painted and that particular image I have used several times in different pieces of my work.  You can just see the original little painting under this pile of fabrics.  Yes, fabric again!!! Yesterday I spent an enjoyable couple of hours stitching the chair image several times onto silk organza.    I also made a stencil of the chair and I have been playing around with Decolourant Colour Removing paste on some of my hand-dyed fabrics.  Messing about with ideas for some new work.  I'll show you more later.....

And I continue to play around with perspective. (I'm pretty sure that this will be a life-long challenge.)  And my watercolours....I LOVE them.  I have so much to learn but even that idea is exciting and they are so delightful to play with. The timing is so perfect for me with the Liz Steel class (link below), I just want to try drawing everything and I find her lessons kind of encourage one to keep doing just that!!!

December 5.  Books on the edge of the chesterfield.  Painting on my knee.

December 8.  Books on the table.  (It would seem my books are everywhere.  I don't feel this a bad thing by any means, but some of the piles are getting a wee bit precarious.  This  is not 'a pile', a pile is 20 to 30 books, at least.  There are several around.....I move them when the grandchildren come over.  Safety first.)

I'll be back....


  1. Hi Marny ... loved reading about your piles of books ... 20-30 in a pile ... you paint a lovely picture with those words ... lol. I can see a little watercolour of you on the couch, painting, surrounded by your stashes of books.

  2. Oh Sharron, and the piles are getting higher and higher since my guy is away for the winter and no one is around to hint that I may have enough!!! And I have out-bought the capacity of my bookcases to hold!! And the verb 'to cull' sends nasty shivers down my spine. INTERVENTION!!!!!

  3. It was so lovely to see your work 'in person' today. Your work is so delicate and beautiful.

    1. Thanks, Lesley. I am having fun lately, I must say!!