Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Another one for the collection

This picture has been waiting a few months for me to frame it, you've seen it before. It's a piece of wet felting I did at a workshop with Sue Hawkmoon. I thought it would look better if I kept it kind of rustic looking, it doesn't need a frame. I covered a board with 40 year old hessian wallpaper, it was in my first house, that's how long I sometimes keep things. 
 I fixed it on four corners with wooden buttons and wire.


On the back I stuck a piece of  black sticky back insulating material. Not sure what it is used for, I found it in a skip and it's perfect for giving it a tidy finish.


I think the hessian suits it perfectly. I'm pleased with it.

It went quite cloudy, thought it might rain, but it's blown over. Spose I had better water up then, again. Catch ya sooner or later, whichever. ilona

28 comments:

  1. Realy lovely, " the red flowers in the evening" the flowers are telling something..

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  2. This is my favourite of all your artwork! JanF

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  3. You should be pleased, it's lovely. Is it my imagination or is it 3D? The hessian is perfect.

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  4. Love the artwork displayed like that...it really matches your lovely picture better than a regular frame would have. Hope you and the rest of Europe get rain very soon.....aloha

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  5. That is beautiful.... You could maybe put price tags on your artwork and then we would know if we could afford to buy it.....

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    1. Hi Cherie. I will be pricing up in the next couple of weeks in readiness for the exhibition. Sorry to say that I have no plans for selling through the blog or any other social media. The rules for distance selling can get complicated and I do not want to get involved with that.

      Face to face selling is best because that's how I would buy art myself. I want to see the real thing before I part with money. No point in putting prices on things here, because I wouldn't sell them, plus I want cash.

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  6. Oh this is absolutely beautiful. I love all the detail you added. Pat :)

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  7. You really have ''caught'' a scene of Summer there Ilona x

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  8. That is absolutely beautiful . . . I love it!

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  9. Sandy in the USA24 July 2018 at 23:48

    Your art is really beautiful .... very eye catching and reminds me of California poppies. I love orange!

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  10. And so you should be pleased with your latest artwork. This kind of unframed textile art is just my cup of tea. I attended a workshop in May about needle felting and I enjoyed it but found it sore on my dicky shoulder with all the needling. You have inspired me to get the stuff out again and have another go.

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    1. Thank you, 'unframed', I wondered what to call it, I like that

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  11. I love this artwork. Also the matting/sans frame. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  12. Just love this.Carol

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  13. You should be pleased with this piece of work. It's beautiful especially with the extra work you've done since felting it. I always look at felted and embroidered pictures with admiration but the results are never the same when I have a go. I'm not good at creating something out of a background suggestion. My O H is experimenting at the moment with dropping random ink blobs on to paper and creating pictures from the results. They are very clever and he is having great fun.
    I love your clever fixing method and the backing sets it off beautifully reminding me of a cornfield.
    Hopefully you are finding your blog less stressful at the moment. I'm certainly glad you are continuing.
    Sue

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    1. Yes, feeling better about things now that I have given myself a good talking to. If I have nothing to say, I don't post. I write what is important to me, rather than what I think other people want to read. If I don't like the tone of a comment I delete it, there will be no explanation from me. I was trying to please everybody all of the time, not any more. Thanks for your comment, I'm glad you are still reading.

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  14. I remember that hessian wallpaper, some of us would call it retro or vintage! Loving this artwork so colourful and I would happily hang it on my wall.

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous Ilona and one that I hope will be in your exhibition.

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  16. That is a lovely piece of felting, Ilona, and the hessian background sets it off beautifully!

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  17. How absolutely wonderful <3

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  18. I don't think I've commented before, but i have to say this is, by far, my favourite item you have ever made. I really love it. Sometimes a bit of art work just resonates with you, you know? The flowers make me happy and the detail in the sky makes me think there is a storm with some lightening brewing or something! Kind of like some of the clamy summer storms we've had this year. Will make a wonderful piece for your display!

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