Snakewomangirl uses gouache, watercolour and collage to create surface pattern designs and paintings alongside small textile collage works and cards.
These were all stitched on to muslin hand dyed with indigo and backed with wool batting.
My textile work is beginning to speak to me again. I’d forgotten how much I love to use felt, stitch and use collage.
This box is located on Pudsey Road in Todmorden, the community love it and now want another for children’s books.
Completed in October but I’ve been so busy with community projects and making Christmas cards that I forgot to put it on the blog.
This measured 7 x 3 feet and took a couple of weeks to make given I only have a small studio, Mick at Todmorden Makery wanted something fun, family friendly and inclusive and specified that the banner should have an octopus. He asked, I delivered. Acrylic on a recycled banner.
Check out Todmorden Makery herehttps://todmordenmakery.org.uk/2021/12/05/fantastic-painted-display-octotools/
These were all made from textiles with some Angelina fibres and transfoil embellished with both machine and hand embroidery. I’ve had such positive feedback that I will make more and intend branching out beyond the festive market. Watch this space. Time to get my act together.
A4 Mixed Media collage with watercolour and Posca Pen work.
A4 Acrylic, watercolour with over laid Posca pen work.
A4 watercolour with fine-liner work.
A4 Watercolour base with black fine-liner and gelly roll pen work.
A4 Abstract watercolour with fine-liner work.
A4 watercolour and fine-liner piece.
This piece is A4 and has a watercolour base with line work on top.
This is a small tester piece done with watercolour and then worked over with fineliner.
This is a small piece done in my sketchbook to explore composition, colour and shape. I love old books about flowers and contemporary illustration, this is a mash up of both styles.
I’ve used Windsor & Newton gouache and fine liner pens.
This was commissioned by Mary Clear for Incredible Edible in Todmorden. We have these around town where people can take a book and leave a book.
I used paper from my huge collage stash and then added drawn elements using jelly roll pens. The size is 16 x 16 inches.
I used hand printed and found collage paper, Windsor & Newton Gouache and Posca pens. I don’t normally use a lot of red preferring colours I see whilst out walking but this piece seemed to have its own voice.