Sunday, December 6, 2015

New Series - Marbled Fabric All in a Row

It's been a while.  I've been busy.  How about you?  I have been producing work and taking 20 and 30 minute stops in my studio but slow the work has been finished.  The biggest issue I am having is being able to take photos of my new work in order to post it.  I generally take it outside on a day with flat light and click away.  However, now when I get home there is very little light outside and getting a day with flat light on a weekend just hasn't happened.  And so, these were taken on a sunny day - no flat light available.  But you will get the idea, after all, you are creative people.

I have been trying to use up stuff I already have.  Because truth be told, I have an embarrassing amount of fabric (not to mention other supplies).  So, I picked the box of marbled fabrics that I made a couple summers back and decided to start there.  I picked out a bunch of fabrics that I thought would work well with what I had in mind and jumped off there.

I also decided to make them all the same size in order to have some cohesiveness to the series.  This can change at any time but, for now it is one guideline that I have been following.  I also decided to put them all on a canvas for easy hanging at the gallery where I exhibit my work.

So here they are:

In order of appearance here is number 1.  marbled fabric, hand woven cotton, silk and hand dyed cotton.  12 X 12 inches on canvas.

Number 2. Same materials as 1 and same size.

Number 3. Same as the others but a little bit more lively color palette.

Number 4.  My personal favorite of the group.  The marbled fabrics has more depth in person and taking the photos on a sunny day was certainly not the best idea but, hey I just needed to touch base with my blog.

I've got another piece on my sewing table and it will be up soon, hopefully.  The holiday craziness is also usurping my time - it's hard to be creative when you feel rushed or over scheduled.

Anyway,  If I don't blog again before Christmas, Merry, Merry to all of you.  And Happy Hanukah to those of you who begin your celebration today.  Until next time - be well.  Feel free to leave a comment.  I always read them and do my best to respond to each one.


  1. I really like your choice of colours.......they are my favourites .Just found your blog and signed up for it.I see that you have attached items to your collages. Have you ever put coins in your projects and how did you do that? I have a project started and want to put two coins on it.I
    am looking forward to following your work.
    Marilyn In Ontario. Canada

  2. I just love your Number 3 best, but love them all. I love saturated color and also dye my own fabrics, but haven't done much lately - family health concerns have kept me busy. But, I am ready to get back to it - and boy! Your work has inspired me!!!!

  3. Beautiful! I like #4 best, too.

  4. Beautiful work, Claude. I particularly like the use of circles of color or quilting stitches to unify the pieces. Reminds me of your work with stones/rocks, which I remember.
    Martha Ginn

  5. You are bringing back memories! Beautiful pieces.