Thursday, August 4, 2011

wren



Making up a bespoke bird brooch for give away winner-spectacular fairy wren blog writer Robyn...it's all stitched in soft browns and creams. The bird she chose is commonly known as a blue wren, but the female is brown and it's really called a fairy wren. She has the most beautiful photo of one on her blog banner...so sweet.


So, anyway, I don't want to spoil the surprise for Robyn which explains why you can only see the back. But also the reverse side of embroidery fascinates me...such vitality and chaos, the backs are all 'Jackson Pollock' (expressionistic)...

I'm trying to work some more of this 'energy' into my style somehow-capturing something of the dynamic between order and chaos in nature and bird life.

My latest works have been accepted for the 'Materialistic' exhibition opening in September at Reverse Garbage, so I will share some in progress shots closer to the show opening for those of you who aren't locals. Check back in for the update with the finished brooch piccy once it arrives safe and sounds with Robyn, okay! :o) happy creating,
xoKate

5 comments:

Michelle @ RockMYRoll said...

I adore it. So much texture. Very creative.
Mxoxo

Sheep Rustler said...

I love fairy wrens and I am sure that the front of this is very beautiful :)

Widge said...

wow! just beautiful

Angela Osborn said...

I really like the expressiveness and texture on the back! It's a piece of art in itself!

spectacularfairywren said...

and i looooove it, both back and front, she arrived today thankyou!

love the bits and bobs too tah:)