In the interim…

It’s been awhile. I have some study commitments, and like most, have to hold down ‘a real job’. Fortunately, it’s one I love, and I’m learning new things every day.

I haven’t stopped though, just slowed to a crawl. Here’s what I have been up to in the meantime:

150+ mushrooms, slowly, slowly.

So, I have talked about this one before:

I have done a couple more, and here they are in order of production:
Those ones have been created on some hand-me-down cross stitch material I have had lying around the house for years. Now, I am starting to think about what else I can cross stitch on. It just needs a clearly defined and evenly spaced weft and weave, right?

Raffia placemat from the best op shop I know (you know who you are) 

And to top it all off, I am expanding my stitch repertoire:

Stitch types: Long stitch, back stitch, running stitch, cross stitch


Trying to be artsy with the detail.
So there you go. Works in progress and recent experiments. I have also been delving into macrame, and wearable art. More on those later.

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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2 Responses to In the interim…

  1. I love the "pubic hair is normal"Could you embroider on flyscreen?

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