Monday, March 28, 2011

Frail vessel

Frail vessel, originally uploaded by moonwild.

Here is a another of my wabi-sabi raft bundles. Red willow, mullen leaf, handmade papers, button and recycled sari yarn.I use text from an salvaged book I found on the street.
Wabi is rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness,understated elegance.
Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear.
a fragmentary glimpse: the branch representing the entire tree.

All the Lonely People

All the Lonely People, originally uploaded by moonwild.

A painting on canvas.I used lots of layering with acrylics, stamps, and collage. Little apartment windows with people like figures are in the center

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ode to a Bee.

Ode to a Bee., originally uploaded by moonwild.

Ode to a Bee.
My poems are not poems,
Pure fragrance perfumes the winds,
Hardly a soul notices,
The flower opens.
This is an assemblage I created with a sectioned cardboard box. I added pieces of nature such as pods, dried flower, tiny cones rosehips, etc, and then poured in melted beeswax. I added the snippets of words to form a poem the bee might be saying as he works.
Laurie Dorrell

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Little Poetry

Little Poetry, originally uploaded by moonwild.

The longer shot of " Little Poetry"

Little Poetry

Little Poetry, originally uploaded by moonwild.

This is a necklace I created from found objects. I crocheted vintage pink silk ribbon and sewed on old buttons, pieces of jewelry, and beads. I added the tiny antique bisque doll. I added the text “little poetry” to the doll and gave her a thread skirt .Very girlie!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Raft bundles

Raft bundles, originally uploaded by moonwild.
These are some little raft bundles I made with red willow, leaves and threads.
I added little snippets of text. They are small, about 3 inches long I think I can use then on journal covers, art quilts, and add them to assemblage pieces. I may be thinking of the tsunami and all the people bundling up their possessions and the little fragments of their life. I find my thoughts are often first revealed in my art work.
Do you find your art is affected by what is happening in your environment?
I know that when it is winter my palette is pale as the snowy landscape. About March, much like a plant, I begin to feel the urge of spring and my palette begins to brighten. The first green pushing up through the earth remind me…Oh yes, there is color! I see the red of the robin’s breast and a flash of bluebird, and their colors begin to appear in my palette. Spring is here.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Emily Dickinson's Apron

Emily Dickinson's Apron, originally uploaded by moonwild.

This is created on hand stamped canvas. I sewed on lots of vintage scraps and Emily's image on a fabric tranfer.
In her "apron" pockets I put little packets of real flower seeds, feathers, a little ruler. On the side are three little bottles with clips of poems and a little spoon. Buttons, a little thread nest with a blue bead, a tiny key, and other items for embellishment. I think these are things Emily might of liked!

Their feet Shall Manifest

Their feet Shall Manifest, originally uploaded by moonwild.

Their Feet Shall Manifest

This is an assemblage made with many pieces of found metal such as a old drawer pull, a pair rusted scissors, , old key , a tiny copper foot and other vintage embellishments . I joined them all together to create an evocative fictional relic. It is 6 inches tall and 4 inches across. I used odd pieces of text from an old latin book to create the wording. The piece has wire on the back to easily display the work. It also has a poem on the back. I try to make the back of my pieces as interesting as the front.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Walk in beauty

Walk in beauty, originally uploaded by moonwild.

Walk in beauty
This is a assemblage I created with canvas that I over-stamped. I added a photo transfer of my collage and hung it on an aspen bough with netting,

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The 3rd Day of Rain

The 3rd Day of Rain, originally uploaded by moonwild.

The 3rd Day of Rain
“The 3rd Day of Rain.”
This is a new mixed media painting with acrylics, inks, paper collage elements and some cloth fragments. I used some Tim Holt ranger crackle paints on edges for more texture. I mixed inks with gloss medium to create the rain and let it run down the painting.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Make your home a nest.

Make your home a nest., originally uploaded by moonwild.

Make your home a nest.
Check out my bird nest! I created it with free form sewing using bits of this and that. (Always save those wonderful little scraps of ribbons ,tulle, lace, ravels etc!) I keep a sack by my sewing machine and put all my scraps in it to re-purpose in to a fun piece!)
I used a piece of muslin underneath and machine sewed the pieces randomly in a
circular pattern.
I then switched to hand sewing and added a fabric transfer bird and sewed some more
strings, threads, and fibers around her. I further embellished the nest with
beads, buttons, and little nature items such as twigs and mosses.
I think I will put her on an art quilt piece soon as I find all the right things
to go with her!
Laurie Dorrell