Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Fabric Collage Page - "Mother Nature"

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Another skinny page "front" completed, I think.  I'll have to 'sit with it' now for a few days.  Again, I created it digitallywith purchased and magazine scanned images,  and  then printed it onto cloth, embroidered, beaded, hand and machine stitched with pieces of doily, netting and antique lace added.  I tried  to 'restrain' the colors a bit as I tend toward  adding a LOT of contrast.  I tried to achieve an air-ey pleasing quality, by using  beads that matched the background and kept  the border light to blend with the background.  Your suggestions are more than welcome!  Thanks for reading. 






































digital version next to cloth version


Thank you to everyone that left such wonderful comments!!!   Such encouragement I was  inspired  to finish the sewing and stitching for the  back of the page along with a little tag-card photographed below.  I'll be sending it on to a very special blog/art friend that I've enjoyed swapping with over the years....  P.S. the little 'twigs' aren't q-tips - although at first glance they appear to be!!! ... they are little stamens with pearlized tips used to create fabric flowers. :0)  Once again, Thank you  for the comments!  The quote is from Claude Monet  - The richness I achieve comes from Nature, my source of inspiration.






18 comments:

Anji Johnston said...

Simply gorgeous - don't change a thing. What do you use to print on your fabric? All your work always looks so crisp and clean.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Trudi you have outdone yourself on this. Beautiful. The hand work and beading is so elegant. I love it!

Shannon said...

OMG!!! First of all, it looks like an incredible amount of work went into this. I'm not sure how long this took you to make, in fact I'd be curious to know, but it looks so detailed and it looks like you spent hours on end making it to perfection. It's absolutely stunning, truly. Trudi, I'll tell ya, as much as I've admired all the blogs on the internet and all the different and beautiful artwork there is out there, this is the first piece I've actually ever really wanted to buy. It's such so beautiful! Is it or anything similar for sale? It's been so long since we've chatted. I've missed out talks. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. You've obviously been busy making amazing artwork. I'm just blown away by this piece. I would just give anything to be able to make art like this. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration..

Shannon said...

You should absolutely send this or a piece similiar to it into Stampington's "Sew Somerset" publication. No question they'd do an article on it.

Healing Woman said...

It is subtle, soft and muted. My three words in describing cloth work. You have captured them all!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Trudi this is exquisite and I wouldn't alter it in any way. I love to come visit your blog - it is such an inspirational place and I find it very serene here. I would also love to know how you print onto fabric this way - the results are fantastic!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

wow it's gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!

Debby said...

OH Trudi, this is so gorgeous, wow, you have so much talent. I love, love this piece.
Debby

terri d. said...

Hi trudi! i took a little while this morning while at work to catch up on your blog. (shhh, supposed to be working) I also wanted to tell you how much i enjoyed the article in somerset digital this month!! your group sounds like fun and you all make beautiful art. i like your good witch too, she's so stinkin cute and it just gets better when you add the extras; like the fishnet stockings. have a great and artful week!

Poetic Artist said...

That is wonderful. The colors are so clear. How do you get the colors so crisp?

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I, of course like the cloth version much more than the digital version, Trudi. It has so much more texture and life to me! I think your stitching and beading add so much depth to this and I marvel to see you go from digital to fabric . . . it is almost a juxtaposition of 2 worlds, but NOT, the way you meld them!
xo lenna

Lori said...

I wouldn't change a thing to a piece that is already exquisite. Simply breathtaking.

The Muse said...

art museum worthy!


(i am now following anonymously, due to some stalking issues...)wanted to let you know :)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Gorgeous Mother Nature!
Your photos really draw one in!
Lovely!
oxo

Terri Kahrs said...

You know that I'm SUCH a fan, Trudi, and this piece is the reason why! OMG, Woman! This is amazing! Every little detail is exquisite and just perfect in every way. Your friend will be over the moon with happiness when she receives this thoughtful and awe inspiring piece. STUNNING!!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

PS I saw this piece before I left for work this morning and couldn't wait to come home so that I could savor every detail!

Planète said...

OMG stunning artwork !!!

bockel24 said...

It´s beautiful!

Viola said...

Wooooow, fantastic!!!!!