Hi all this post follows my last visit to Calico Crafts blog who have a Design Team Call at the moment.
I was reading their request for entrants to show work that demonstrated their style.
That got me thinking about what I considered to be my own style and whether my work does actually reflect what I think it is.
It's a difficult question, maybe other people are in a better position to answer this but here goes anyway.
It set me on a route to find samples of my work that I felt reflects what I believe my style is.
I absolutely love mixed media, using fabric which is my original background having taught Textiles and Art for over 30 years, rummaging around DIY shops and antique stores to find artefacts which I can use in my projects and all the crafty stuff in between then mixing them up.
I am a glutton for techniques, old and new. I have to admit that I flit from one to the other as I often think of different techniques I could use whilst making something else so always have an idea in mind for the next project before I've finished the current one.
Love this canvas as I really mixed it up here with the Paper Mache mask, polystyrene ball, pieces of MDF and lots of spraying.
And this one really made me happy too. Another Paper Mache figure to start with, Tim Holts dies to cut the cogs and silver adhesive foil to cover it. The foil was covered in black paint which was then partly rubbed off to give a vintage feel.
The dragonflies where die cut from rainbow card and waste plastic from some packaging then embossed and attached to create the 3D effect.
Some of you may remember this one as it was featured in The Craft Stamper Magazine. I had great fun with the techniques on this one using crackle paints, texture mediums, fabrics, guilding waxes, stamping, stencils and lots of MDF.
I looked through all my samples in the hope of finding "My Style" and although these are three quite different pieces I believe they show my love of mixed media and the way I like to combine a variety of materials and techniques.
I would be pleased to hear what you think so by all means leave me a comment.