Monday, November 21, 2011

Cats and chickens and our annual Art Sale!


Ronna, Holly and I are having our annual Art Sale this Saturday in lovely Dunvegan, Ontario (an hour east of Ottawa, an hour west of Montreal, or an hour up from the border at Cornwall!) Come join us for great art and tasty baking!

Here's a peak at what I've been up to...


It's my lovely chicken, Georgiana! I saw the idea for this technique in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. First I did a pencil sketch, which I then used as the basis for a pen-and-ink drawing on translucent vellum. When the ink was dry, I put on two coats of polymer medium, painted it with thinned acrylics, re-inked some spots, then sewed it to the backing with embroidery floss. The backing is needle-felted wool on felt fabric. I used glass beads for the hanging loops. This one measures about 5" x 5." I've had a lot of fun doing these! 

If you're in the area next Saturday, please drop by our sale. Do a little Christmas shopping and enjoy our home-baked offerings.







10 comments:

  1. Ooh That is a lovely piece of work Knat!!

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  2. Very tantalizing. I can hardly wait.

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  3. What a beautiful image of Georgianna!

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  4. Natalie that piece of work is wonderful and what an interesting technique, so effective, very exciting - my fingers are itching to have a go.

    I don't quite think I can wangle a trip to Canada but - oh how I wish I could - your exhibition of wonderful works is calling so loudly. Good luck with it.

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  5. Love Georgiana! As much as I would have loved to make it this year, I have a house-full coming this weekend and their arrival time on Saturday won't allow us time to get to Dunvegan. Best wishes to you, Ronna and Holly for a great show Natalie.

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  6. Georgiana is gorgeous!
    Best of luck to all three of you!

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  7. Wow, that's lovely! Best of luck with the art sale this weekend!

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  8. Thanks for all the lovely comments! I will let you know how it goes!

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!