Remember the Tree Ducks? My friend Darlene Shahan, with the awesome telephoto lens captured these great shots for me! You can really see those orange beaks and their wonderful colors, not to mention great expression and emotion. Ah, I'm getting carried away. No, no, no, of course I'm not jealous of her awesome, amazing, wonderful telephoto lens! No no. Amazing. Awesome. Close. Great shots.
Above photos © Darlene Shahan, 2008. Thank you Darlene!
Melody Madden had a blog give away, and I won! I won! Yes, me!! I love her work, it's so fluid and yet constrained at the same time.
In her own words she says: My art is deeply influenced by the beauty found in nature, it enriches my spirit, shapes the way I see colour and inspires the work I have yet to begin. I compare my free motion embroidery to a painter’s brush as I paint with the needle of my machine to create depth, shadow and light in my work.
In creating artwork with thread I am essentially mixing together dots of colour which are all lying in different directions, catching the light and making the viewer aware of the texture. To me this is similar to Pointillism or Impressionism. I also use my camera to capture urban settings in which people are just going about their daily lives. The use of both paint and thread is very exciting to me as it visually creates a three dimensional appearance within the art.
Here are 2 of Melody's great pieces: (images below property and © Melody Madden)
I can hyperventilate at the thought of sewing a button, and am continually amazed at Melody's work. Paint yes, I can paint. But sewing too???
Don't forget to visit my Etsy store for original watercolor and oil paintings priced from $10.00 to $395.00. It's not to early to be thinking of Christmas!
Till next time,