Pythian Games

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Fabric Sectional/s

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I decided to try techniques used in art journaling on fabric, replacing paper collage pieces with fabric scraps to make up the background – just for fun and experimentation.  This is the first section I have embellished with stitch – I have a sneaking suspicion that I shall return to work more on this piece.  I have ended up with 16 postcard size pieces .

As I began to embellish each section I decided to join them into a whole piece rather than forming them into a book as I had originally intended.   I am really liking the result so far………

Initially I was thinking to use this as a background, á la art journal style.   My first thought being to create some form of self-portrait as a surface design…. as these were literally journal sections that I had cut up and reformed,  a representation of my life, albeit for a day or so only, it would make sense to have some form of self imprinted/embellished onto the background.  However, now I have stitched it all together I am not so sure.  At present it is pinned to a wall where I see it often – I will wait until it tells me what it wants me to do with it.


Written by Jill

July 15, 2008 at 11:37 am

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  1. These are so beautiful, Jill. You must be so pleased with them.


    July 15, 2008 at 3:23 pm

  2. I like them. I have boxes of old journals, many of which contain parts of my life I would rather not remember. I like the idea of cutting them up and making them more beautiful with color and texture. Thanks for sharing.


    July 15, 2008 at 3:38 pm

  3. What a fabulous way to journal. I enjoy lookiing at your work.


    July 15, 2008 at 8:43 pm

  4. The mixed textures are very interesting.


    July 16, 2008 at 12:11 am

  5. Scrumptious!


    July 16, 2008 at 4:07 am

  6. I am fascinated by self portraiture so I was particularly taken with what you are doing here Jill. Journalling can be so wonderfully diverse. My drawing book is my journal now. It seems to faithfully record where I am at.

    Heather Blakey

    July 17, 2008 at 2:42 am

  7. Thank you all for your comments.
    I too am fascinated by self portraiture Heather – seems to me there are many, many ways of telling our stories, showing who we are.


    July 18, 2008 at 4:41 pm

  8. you have a “colorful” personality!


    July 18, 2008 at 5:40 pm

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