Sunday, 16 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

This is my 2012 Christmas post card, sent bareback through the postal system. Made of hand-dyed cotton, backed with watercolour paper, it was stencilled with silver acrylic, stitched with metallic thread, and bedazzled with crystals.

To my 12 by the dozen collaborators, best wishes for the holidays! May the coming year bring many adventures in art and creativity to us all. May we continue to delight in each other's enthusiasm and to find support in our nurturing friendship.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Flapper style

I'm in New York this week, enjoying the festive season. The windows of Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue are a highlight, filled with elaborately-costumed mannequins, dressed in twenties-style. Here is one of them. Her dress reminds me of the treasure that Dianne used as inspiration for her wonderful Threads challenge. The chevron and zigzag are seen in many of the costumes, and suggest an Art Deco influence.