Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fleeting Moments

I finished my Fleeting Moments piece today for the Colours  of Africa outdoor exhibition.I had to make something light weight but also able to endure a months worth of weather so I hope it will stand up to the weathering process. It is quite large about 1.6 metres square so i suspect the wind will have quite a role to play in how it survives. It was a bit of a dilemna making it,because how much time do you spend on something that  will disintegrate. Anyway it is off to Belgium and we shall see!
My eldest daughter Celeste  and I have been designing "dolls" that will form part of my "France" exhibition. We drew the figures and then made linocuts and hopefully will have them made into kits  by Fiona Wright's The Stitching Project so that they will come ready to stitch with threads included.At the moment they are still in the try out stage- they are both exactly the same size but because I put a bottom in the female shape she grew a bit taller. We have to think of a name for our project- any ideas anyone? I also used brown printing ink as I did not have any black ink on hand and I don't especially like the brown ink but I was anxious to see how they would stitch up.


7 comments:

Donna said...

I love the dolls!

Elena said...

Both projects are beautiful, though so different!
It will be interesting to see how the first is after being some time in the open air!

Linda Robertus said...

The dolls are gorgeous, Dijanne!

Gabriela said...

Great work!I absolutely love the dolls!!!!

Dijanne Cevaal said...

Thank you for the heads up on the dolls- Celeste designed the knight.It is always hard to know with dolls- I guess I have been making them in one way or another since I was quite young- but have only recently realized it, as I have not kept many of them.

Catherine said...

I love your Fleeting Moments piece. It will be interesting to see how it disintegrates with weathering. It made me think of prayer flags with all the memories of those fleeting moments flying up to heaven as the cloth weathers.

Fiona Wright said...

wow dolls are gorgeous. I have a little present for you I found here in Kutchh,,,same theme and yet so different see you in a month :)