Friday, July 08, 2011

The Faceless One is Finished

I honestly don't know where time gets to sometimes. I set out with good plans and good intentions but nothing comes of it at all. Add to that the need to job hunt  with tweaking resumes and writing covering letters( which take up  quite some time I might add) and the week has gone when it has only just started. Then we have the unemployment figures saying there  was a small increase in jobs this last month- but really when the figures classify employment as including jobs that may only be 3 hours a week- what are we to make of the figures- they really do not reflect the real situation at all.And I think I need to work hard at my art and business because I think it may be the best hope after all.

But I have finished my faceless Sentinel portrait and she now has a face- I think she is  The Sentinel of the Desert and Barren Places, places which seem bare but in all reality hide many treasures and miraculous happenings.The close-up images are closer to the true colour- she is really a deep ochrey orange colour.


A close up of the hand stitched medallion- reflecting ridging in the desert and then the tiny buds of growth after winter rain.The idea of the medallions came from  pilgrim badges  in medieval times- they wore badges to identify the pilgrimage they were on  and to help protect them. They wore them on their clothing or they were sewn to the clothing.Here the badges depict the environment the sentinel is watching.
The photo above is a detail of the face and the stitching in the aura- both by hand and machine and of course the machine stitching was done with  Aurifil threads- 28 weight.

This Sentinel is for sale, because she is a different format than my other sentinels . She measure 32 inches square and she has been hand dyed and hand printed , machine and hand stitched. The price is $600AUD including postage. If you are interested in buying her please contact me.  SOLD to a fellow traveller!

17 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

i have been following your blog for some time and always find it interesting...too bad we actually have ti make money

Lindi said...

She is beautiful, Dijanne. Wish I had the money. :)

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Wax Beach Artist said...

She is very beautiful. I hope your art career picks up and you can be a full-time artist and still pay all the bills! Beautiful work!

ann vanherle said...

Voor mij de mooieste, de woestijn is dan ook mijn favoriete plaats op aarde. Hoop dat je werk vind , als mens en kunstenaar ben je voor mij al helemaal geslaagd. Groetjes ann

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Rachel said...

Great work - gorgeous colour combination!

I was told that it is worth taking time over covering letters because they make more of a difference than CVs...

Vern Sims said...

magmificent. te adoramus! gratia plena! this is beautiful,

ConundrumChum said...

Your work is so beautiful! Good luck with all the other banalities of life that take up so much time.

Fiona Wright said...

completely beautiful...I think the Universe is conspiring to push you in the direction of your talents- this lady proves it....keep on going mate.

Anna Moya said...

These are so completely gorgeous! keep it up!
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Dijanne Cevaal said...

Thank you all for the positive comments and I am glad she touches a chord. I do worry whether she is good enough, not being a really figurative artist but I had to make her and the other Sentinelles.

mobile crusher said...

These are so completely gorgeous! keep it up!
Anna Moya

Anonymous said...

I love to come to your blog! I dabble in making my own rubber stamps and find the linocuts so inspiring. I love the Sentinels, but the reason I decided to comment is the Travelers Blankets. I started a bed spread for myself using recycled jeans and fabrics that I have painted, printed, or done some discharge shibori on and then I see your blankets! I am inspired by your stitching and see different ways of enhancing what is already there. Thank you for sharing! I think it is great that we can see what artists are doing on the other side of the earth and can be in contact. Wishing you all the best. Diane

Monique 78 said...

Your faceless sentinel is so beautiful. The colors are gorgeous and it seems it shines. It makes me think of an icon. And what a work hand and machine quilting. You know I'm a long time follower of your work; wish I could have a little bit of your talent, but at least you're so inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

stone crusher said...

so beautifully