Saturday, November 6, 2010

Delicate Souls

I have been busily finishing up pieces for our Dec. show. I decided to take some of my favorite faces from my 2 weeks of face experiments starting here, and turn them into finished pieces. I'm calling this my "Delicate Soul" series since they all feel very gentle to me. I've been framing them in fragile fabrics full of soft frays and giving them just a line of text as it comes to me while I'm working on them.





I'm thrilled with the hanging device I came up with. I stitch a clear straw on the back and thread a string through it for hanging. It keeps the piece feather weight yet gives it support at the top. You can barely see it here, which is why I'm so happy with it.

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11 comments:

arlee said...

love the second, so sad and pensive, and the fourth defiant but sensitive

lynne h said...

oh, wow, just love your hanging device idea. and these faces... so happy to see them again. delicate souls, yes... xo

Jan said...

I love these! so delicate and love the words that accompany them. Your straw hanging device is a grand idea. I could see several of these hanging together in a mobile, wafting in the breeze.

Robin Olsen said...

A mobile--what a lovely idea Jan! I did hang some of them in the window and they look really nice with the light coming through. So a mobile might be perfect for some of them.

jude said...

these are just marvelous.

ger said...

I especially like Reads too much - surely a very gentle soul...

Herm said...

love these faces!

Jacky said...

I love that gauzy, filmy look you have created with those fabrics and the title for the series "Delicate Souls" is perfect.

Thanks for the tip on the hanging device. Very clever of you to think that one up.

Jacky xox

grrl + dog said...

Hi Robin,
Thanks for popping by the bloggy and giving me a chance to see qwhat yummy things you do ..
your faces remind me so much of an artist I adore - Deborah Putnoi. She is a printmaker, however her lines are so much like yours - loose and free.

jackie said...

That's a clever and appropriate way to hang your delicate pieces.

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