Sunday, January 07, 2007

"Illustration Friday- Buzz"


Poppies will always remind me of my grandma- behind her house on Franklin street. She had a field of poppies, and I can just see her standing in the middle of them as I came around the corner of her house on my bike.
As I do more and more fabric collage I am amazed at how little visually detail we need to identify what we know- the bees are just a small row of stitches- but the yellow/black certianly identifies a "bee"!

13 comments:

  1. This is great, nice job!

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  2. I love this! I tried to do an illustration assignment last year using fabric. However, I found it to be very frustrating with all the little pieces. I ended up just scanning in the fabric and assembling it on the computer.


    However, I really admire your work. It has such a beautiful feel to it. I love being able to see the stitches.

    Great job!

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  3. Julia your work gets better and better. This is the best I have seen! It is my new favorite! The perspective and the flowers are perfect!

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  4. I love what you've done here with the fabrics. So awsome.

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  5. WOW! Julia this is lovely. I really like the choice of fabrics, but more than that, the perspective ..the subject and the little buzzing bees are what make it so special.

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  6. WOW! I didnt even realize that your illo was on fabric! when I read it I had to look again! Its so detailed I cant imagine doing that in fabric! I love it! great work

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  7. this is truly beautiful. i am amazed by people like yourself who can create these fantastic images using fabric...i have two thumbs when it comes to using fabric in this way!!! i just adore that pup & those poppies!! i'll be dreaming of SPRING all day!!! :)

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  8. Julia,
    Once more...a gorgeous piece of work by you...I am always astounded by your work.

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  9. This was a fast little illustration- did it here and there over the weekend. Fabric is wonderful for me-as is basketweaving and knitting- I am fiber obsessed for the shear (no pune intended) reason you can take it out or off and try again! Dont like something- I just rip it off- usually peoples heads and do it again and again. Editing was what was messing me up in all the other mediums I tried- pen and ink, water color and even paper collage. I get things right- on about the fourth try! Fabric lets me do that!

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  10. mishka6:19 PM

    Wow your work is fantastic! (I had a look at your portfolio). I'm always happy to meet my fellow history buffs.
    cheers,
    m

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