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Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Creative Threads







I had every intention of blogging more this week but every time I tried to upload photo's the children beat me to it for various reasons, mainly home work but also UTube and Facebook!



At this time of year it's difficult to be motivated when it's cold and dark, which is why I could quite happily hibernate.
Alternatively I just want to curl up with a good book or watch a feel good film.
Then I start feeling restless like I should be doing something like...cleaning, except I decide to go through my sketch books trying to find inspiration for a new project.
I had some sketches of a statue I did back in the summer and this became my starting point for my thread mask.
A face sculptured in thread, following the contours of the features like a map, the face becomes just a different type of landscape.
I also found time to do some work in my sketch book, just scribbling lots of small pictures, playing with different patterns and colours with oil pastels.
I'm hoping these will keep me busy with my threads well into the New Year!
P.S I have spent most of the afternoon watching feel good films and yes the house is a mess.




















22 comments:

Alex Mason said...

i LOVE the thread mask! Hope you have a lovely new year xx

The WestCountryBuddha said...

These are great Kayla! I especially like the first one. Are you doing Warwick Arts Week this year?

Murgelchen94 said...

A good next year.
LG,
Helga

Gina said...

Love the mask! Happy New Year Kayla

The Adventurous Art Teacher said...

Just LOVE the thread mask and that first drawing... amazing.
Can't wait to see what you create in 2010. :)
Happy New Year.

Ruth O'Leary said...

They're all going to look fabulous! Have a fantastic new year,
Ruth x

fibrefrolics said...

Happy New Year Kayla. I love the firsr tree especially. It is a good day to curl up with a feelgood film and some chocolates. I could easily hibernate until Spring if I was allowed to!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello from Michigan, I wish you and your family a Very Happy and Healthy New Year. I look foward to seeing all your lovely creations in the New Year. Hugs Judy

Helen Suzanne said...

gorgeous work Kayla!! really love the top sketch.

Have a very happy creative new year :)

Melody said...

Afternoons spent watching some feel good films and taking it easy are rejuvenating times for the soul. Enjoy!

PICCALILY & BLOSSOM said...

Happy New Year I hope your first day has gone well.

Sam x

Heloise said...

Happy New Year. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful sketches and textiles.

méri said...

Wonderful work! You are an inspiration!
have a great New Year!

karen said...

stitching over housework gets my vote every time!!

Martine said...

Yes i know how you feel, cold is not my time of the year. Better times are coming.
I wish you a happy,healthe and creative new year1 ( and warm)
XXXm

Heather said...

Glad to know that aside from your amazing skill with fabric, fibre and thread you are like the rest of us with a weak will and a messy house!! Happy New Year.

Robin Olsen said...

Your mask is very exciting! I hope we'll be seeing more of those.

Mmm said...

I am absolutely blown away with what you do with thread! WOWW!!!!! Even drawn these would be amazing. You are inspirational, let me tell you! So glad i found your bog.

Mmm said...

I just looked at one of your pieces up close--I amazed how you vary the 'line'/thred thickness etc. I;ve never seen anything like it before. I am totally humbled by your creative genius.

avomeri said...

Hoping the snowfall brings you no troubles - the Great Britain news are bad...

avomeri said...

Hoping the snowfall brings you no troubles - the Great Britain news are bad...

MITT FARGERIKE said...

Just found your blog, and I like it.
I put you on reader list from Google.
I love your work!