Posts Tagged ‘Sharon Peoples’

Old Man Crow gave me this beautiful Third Eye by Penel Bigg of Fire Bird Beads for xmas
which I broke on New Year’s Eve
and mended with a bat claw, eel skin leather, waxed black linen & blue upholstery threads
2 lampworked beads by Kathy Dorfer, lapis lazuli and blue glass beads
over the summer break I collated the online catalogue for the dream, there’s 172 pages with a double page spread for each contribution, here’s a screenshot of what the info and title pages look like so far
will photograph all the pennants and talismans with a good digital SLR on a tripod in the white space of Artsite Galleries on January 15th & 16th (this will also give me a trial run for getting the dream armature with the blue branch carefully out the front door) the gallery is just a two minute walk away so Old Man Crow and I will carry it up there and pray for a sunny day!
Yesterday was hot with a light breeze, perfect for airing the tulle train of the old wedding dress
and started working out how to attach the train to the dream, it will need to be discreetly detachable for ease of transport
the lace heart by Sharon Peoples makes a beautiful bridge between the armature and the cloud of tulle
just loosely knotted in place for now but it’s getting there
Today I will start wiring Reaching for the Stars to hold up the cloud and rope lines for the pennants
here’s the rough sketches from July 2017
September 2017
March 2018
and now it’s just making itself
Magic Days!

Sharon Peoples stitched & beaded a beautiful lace heart into her pennant of tulle
I placed it with the talismans gathering for the cloud of tulle but it was disappearing
so I tied some knots in the tulle and introduced it to the gathering
looking again at how it works so beautifully with the talismans for the cloud of tulle…
these are the sorts of decisions I enjoy, Old Man Crow just came home from the pub and reckons it could be like a bridge in music leading out of the cloud of tulle into the lines of pennants, brilliant!
you can see more of Sharon’s beautiful artwork pushing the boundaries of what makes lace
over on her website
her collaboration with one of my favourite artists working in Australia eX de Medici, the Seat of Love and Hate is in The Ideal Home exhibition at Penrith Regional Gallery, I look forward to seeing it soon!
Magic Days!