A varied selection of images…. there are so many!
Not sure if I have mentioned already that I won the People’s Choice prize for my entry ‘Unfurled’ in The Laman Street Art Prize. That has been such a boost to my confidence, especially in working with leather in my creations.
On the strength of that, I have entered ‘Unfurled’ (pictured here) in the Waterhouse Fine Arts Nature Award in Adelaide and all my leather creations in the Royal Botanic Gardens exhibition in Sydney. I am waiting to see if I have been accepted. I will of course let you know of any acceptances.
Last week I ‘Autumn cleaned’ my studio. I think it is a form of procrastination, but it is a useful one as I am now working in a space with clearer energy.
My next creation will be a headwear piece (another floral in leather) inspired by these flowers:
..have just finished. It’s a creative process I’ve really enjoyed. I will post ‘the steps’ of its creation, but for now… the finished product.
This is the second white leather headpiece. It is a work in progress, and I have just completed the lining and lining trim. It was raining yesterday and my studio was the best place to be. Everything is hand-stitched; no glue! I love that fact. I took my time and care as I want it to be of the highest quality I can achieve. The only thing I have to add to this ‘underside’ of the headpiece is a few small loops for either a thin metal headband, or for hairpins.
I made this bridal headpiece (in February 2018) to trial using and ‘finishing’ white leather. I like the result and will progress from here.
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