Saturday, July 12, 2008

Back at the Studio

I havent been doing any craft/art work for awhile if feels like. I have been moving some things into my new studio in the house, but will keep my old studio for painting and wax work, at least until it turns cold out there.

This little canvas I found at a yard sale. I am gessoing over the sentiment so I can use the canvas for a collage. The surface is coated with something slick, but the gesso is sticking so far.

When the gesso is dry, I will glue one of these small collages onto the canvas and then wax over it. The collages were made to Zerox in multiple copies and make cards out of. I sold alot of those cards, however I'm not going to make them anymore so wanted to use the collages in some way. They are about 3x4.


This is one of my favorites. The photocopy was made from a photo of my great-grandmother Susan who quilted unto death even though she was blind at the end. I have used this image of her in a number of paintings and pastel drawings. I have about 15 more of the small collages awaiting canvases.

Meanwhile I painted over part of this acrylic painting I don't care for with iron oxide. The peekaboo into the landscape is kinda cool but it will be covered over.

The wonderful iron oxide paint recommended by Kim.

Next I will affix this canvas collage and then wax over the whole thing.

19 comments:

Annie said...

I love your small collages, can't wait to see the new ones :-). Have a wonderful weekend Suki.

Cris in Oregon said...

Glad your getting your studio inside set up. Nice you are settling in now. enjoy it for now and let winter take care of itself.
Looks like projects are still on the burner. Keep the ideas flowing. Cant wait to see the end result.

Cris in Oregon said...

ps sorry you fell. hope your all right today. I blogged a bad accident con had yesterday. Might sideline my art for a bit.

WILSONART said...

How I love watching an artist at work!
It's all so very interesting,,,I adore the collage of Susan. Quilting was such an important part of those ladies's lives. Hope you have a quilt or two that she made?
I have three my Grandma Lenora made.One she quilted from a quilt top that her mother had made, and my Mom did some stiching repairs to. I hear the three of them visiting sometimes in the wee hours,,,,discussing quilting,,,scolding one another if their stiches weren't tiny enough.
#:-)

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

A wonderfully creative and beautiful post, as always! Thank you for visiting my blog when I was sick. I'm trying to catch up a little this week, but I'm very far behind. Take care. All the best.
Lin

sukipoet said...

I guess I'm a little ditzy today as I swore I responded to some of these comments.

Annie kind of you to say this. Encouraging. Hope you too have a great WE.

Cris so sorry about the accident. I read it on your blog. Pretty scary. I didnt get hurt when I fell but I fell again today trying on a shoe at a yard sale. They probably thought I was drunk.

sukipoet said...

Babs I have a number of family made quilts but I am not sure if I have one made by Susan. Still, they are all so wonderful. Hope they arent getting ruined in my storage unit.

That's lovely that you have some old family quilts. They are treasures. I myself havent the patience to quilt although lynn make it seem to go by fast the way she does it.

Lin glad you are feeling a bit better. Goodness, maybe just begin with today and not try to catch up. So much to catch up with when one is away for whatever reason. Stay well, Suki

Britt-Arnhild said...

How lovely to come here a Sunday morning to watch your creativity.

Mim said...

these look like they're going to be real treats, love the collage of you quilting grandma.

sukipoet said...

Thanks Britt-arnhild, for stopping by.

Thanks mim, I do love that photo of my great-gram.

Lynn said...

I of course LOVE the photo of your great grandmother Susan quilting.
What a trip that she did it when she could barely see. Her fingers knew the way. Amazing and wonderful. Thanks for sharing that one especially, Suki. You were named for her?

Mary Richmond said...

these look great! can't wait to see the finished piece(s)

also, i haven't had time to post the award yet, but thank you so much! i will do it this afternoon after work!

sukipoet said...

Lynn I was named for my great-gram. I want to get the painting I did of her out of storage and hang it up. I guess she did quilt from feel. amazing. Her fingers knew the way.

Mary, thanks for your kind words. I think the idea of awards is to draw people to your blog. I sometimes receive awards that I don't carry through with then further postings of other blogs, I just had the energy to do it this time so whatever happens is great. Be well, Suki

human being said...

beautiful works... i especially loved the last one and that one about your grandmother...

sukipoet said...

Thank you human being.

Forever Young said...

wow, i wish i could spend a day with you at the studio, i bet i'd learn so much...hugs

marianne said...

Beautiful Pieces Suki!
First I thought your great-grandmom was Gandhi.......only when I enlarged it I saw it was an old woman. Lovely!
The last collage is wonderful! Just like a fairy tale again!
Love >M<

sukipoet said...

Forever YOung, you are so kind. I dont know how much you'd learn but we could have fun splashing paint around!

Marianne, that is so funny. she is almost bald i believe. She was quite elderly when she died. But kinda cute I think.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what beautiful little collages!