Thursday, February 6, 2014

Living Colour!
My piece wasn't accepted for exhibition :-((( but Himself is happy, because he wants it on his office wall.

There were 177 entries received and only 32 selected for exhibition, so it must have been very difficult to choose. I can't wait to see them.

This project was fun to work on and I learnt heaps - it can only be beneficial for future challenges!

C'est la belle vie!
[This is the life!]
40 cm x 95 cm
 
 
Artist statement
The colour and majesty of early morning hot air balloons
evoke a conflicting sense of excitement, adventure
and tranquillity.
Imagine being so immersed in the freedom of the wind,
with birds' eye views of the changing shapes and hues
of the landscape!
Although the Chinese created paper sky lanterns in the
third century BC for military signalling, it was
the French who achieved lift-off in the first manned
hot air balloon in France in 1783.
I love the whimsy and romance of these beautiful vehicles
full of life, fun and recreation.
 
Hand dyed background cotton sky fabric, stitched over
tear-away; appliqued commercial cotton batiks; machine and
hand thread stitching and embroidery with cotton, silk and
rayon threads; machine and hand quilting.
 
 
Here is a list of the exhibition venues LIVING COLOUR! TRAVELLING EXHIBITION

Thanks for visiting!
cheers
Cait

3 comments:

Linda Stokes said...

Love your quilt Cait - it will look great in its new home.
Mine wasn't chosen either - hard with so many entries.

ms lottie said...

What a shame it didn't get picked :( It's lovely and I'd have it on my wall too! I especially think the sky piece is perfectly coloured and I'm wondering about the stitching on the sky. I can't zoom in enough to be clear about what you've done, is it embroidery?

Cait said...

Thanks Linda and Lottie. Yes, the sky is machine free motion stitched and thread stitching, plus hand work including French knots. I'll get some detail pics up soon, cheers