So Merry Christmas to you all from Tara Seekamp of Magenta Thread Studio at Ethos Gallery, and a Happy New Year. New Year's resolution for me - update my art blog more often!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Because I'm still recovering from my fall that occured in October 2010, (that shattered my right elbow), I wasn't able to work on my machine embroidery until around July 2011. That is why there were no new machine embroidery pieces in my SALA exhibition. I started some new pieces while I was exhibiting for SALA including this one in its unfinished state above. It's called 'Sugar Glider Headdress'. The pieces I had for SALA were my left handed hand embroideries and watercolour paintings that were done very slowly with my right hand. It's been so good getting back into machine embroidery, I have so many ideas which is lucky because I have 3 exhibitions coming up in June, August and November of 2012 and most of my work for that will be in free motion machine embroidery.
For Christmas I made this 'tree' for my studio which was made out of Christmas fabric wrapped around wooden sticks. The dove on top I made out of felt, reverse applique and machine embroidery. There was white fabic and fairy lights around the base. A rather fun and textiley way to brighten up my studio for Christmas time.