Friday, August 18, 2017

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT -I HAVE MOVED TO MY OWN WEBSITE!

I have my own website now & a blog on my website on a separate page.  Please go there & see what I am up to!www.paulettecornish.com

Monday, February 15, 2016

This is a piece that I did finished today after watching Wen Redmond's website & video on her technique several years ago.  I had already beaded these jellyfish & decided to undo the finished piece & insert them into the middle.  Glad to finish this & have the jellyfish somewhere in my finished pieces!The "frame is hand painted to follow the water lines which I think works!
Jelly fish without top & framed pieces 


Jelly fish within the piece & hand-painted frame around it!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ARBUTUS/MADRONA BARK USED TO DYE THIS SILK CHIFFON

I placed this into a large pickle jar with the newly gathered bark & some vinegar to set it.  I waited a year & this is the result.  I am working on large arbutus leaves so I used this fabric for the back of my leaves.  I cannot show them as they will be entered in some show that allow for 3D work--at least that's my hope!

SILK CHIFFON 2METRE X 60IN -
ARBUTUS -BARK- DYED FOR 1 YEAR

CLOSE-UP OF LEFT CORNER


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I AM BACK!!! SILK DYED WITH ARBUTUS /MADRONA BARK FOR 2 YEARS!!!

I haven't been posting or doing much in my studio while I recovered from a car accident thaCt was 2 years ago.  My headaches were severe enough that I was unable to hold my head in a position that wouldn't provoke a nasty migraine.  But with consider work & expertise from my physio & rehab trainer I am back!  

Two years ago I stuff silk charmeuse & chiffon into a big pickle jar with Arbutus/Madrona bark & just recovered them yesterday.  I washed & dried them yesterday & ironed them today.  They came out this amazing taupe colour whereas the 1 year old dyed chiffon came out a camel/honey colour.  Because the former is much darker you cannot see the various shading in a picture.  Well it could be the photographer too.  I am using my IPad because its so much easier but of course not as accurate as my precious Nikon.  Oh well here they are.  I will post the 1 year dyed silk tomorrow.  The first is the Charmeuse the last three are a piece of clothing (pants) & top that I bought at a second hang store .  It was a light beige & I didn't treat it or anything(I'm bad)
Silk Charmeuse RTD 

Silk commercial clothing not RTD at all!

same clothing but look at the seam it is interesting also!

I like that the buttons dyed as well! Not sure what the heck I am going to do with this yet!!!
TOMORROW I WILL POST THE ONE YEAR SILK DYED CHIFFON. STAY TUNED

Monday, June 23, 2014

INTRODUCING THE REAL PACIFIC MADRONA & ITS VERY PERSONAL STORY !

 THIS IS THE MADRONA IN OUR FRONT YARD THAT INSPIRES ME DAILY.  THIS IS IT’S STORY;-) REALLY ,REALLY, REALLY
IT DOES TALK TO ME!


My name is Pacific Madrona because I live on the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. I need sunlight, South-West exposure, dry rocky soils and proximity to the ocean.  
Because Douglas Fir are bigger and forest fire prevention is so efficient, I do not have much chance to re-seed. Worse yet  I am not being as protected as I need to be so my numbers are dwindling dramatically!  

My beautiful orange berries feed many different birds and  new shoots in the spring feed the coastal wildlife. I am used in fireplaces for heating homes as I burn very hot and  Fibre Artists use both my bark and leaves to dye silk and cotton. 
Although I have European & Canary Island cousins called Strawberry Trees I am much more dramatic in the way and colour my most beautiful,curling  bark changes from silver-grey  to  reveal a gorgeous,fascinating shaped copper bark underneath.This rust bark in turn explodes off me during the summer to uncover the most amazing green  bark underneath!  

My Beauty is renowned so when you visit the Pacific North-West come and visit me!”




THE REAL BARK CLOSE UP!
This is the Madrona bark that inspires me.  The green bark is the new bark with the rust layer getting “blown” off—-literally falling off the tree.  I collect this bark and use it to dye silk as I found it doesn’t work that well with cotton.  





This is my piece that was honoured by bring published on one of Kathyanne White's June newsletters.

www.kathyannewhite.com
Kathyanne has many websites but this will get you started.

Madrona #5 has returned from a  
Fibre Art Network (FAN)
 two year travelling exhibit.  To see the entire exhibit and more visit the website :

 www.fibreartnetwork.com

This website has all their gorgeous,inspiring,original shows including the current ones.  












Monday, June 16, 2014

MY FIRST MADRONA SERIES



This first Madrona series is all pieced cotton with the backgrounds dyed by me along with some of the fabrics for the piecing the trunk and limbs. 

BTW, I have limited myself to working with fabric in all 3 series.  

This first series is about the tree and it's bark


 I have composed these  as minimalist & abstract in design. I am proud to say the tree is pieced into the background not appliqu├ęd!  That technique is not for the faint at heart.  Nancy Crow's workshops have given me the tools to piece darn well anything within reason!

MADRONA #7

The backgrounds are thread painted as I responded to the background fabric and added some detail according to how it" spoke" to me.

MADRONA #1
These pieces are 24' x 36" that have been shown in local galleries as well as several mainland galleries.    

Saturday, June 14, 2014

HELLO WORLD. I'M BACK!!!

I am back after a very challenging year  struggling with a concussion and it's aftermath.  I seem to be coming out of the fog, well as much as I ever am anyway! I had a great deal of difficulty with my head position so having it down gave me terrible headaches.  After a wonderful physiotherapist got a hold of me I have been in her capable hands since November I am feeling so much better!HELLO 
I haven't done any new work as such but did explore screen printing workshops online (Susan Purney Mark) DVD's from Kerr Grabowski and Kathyanne White's website and tutorials have been wonderful stimulation! I could watch all three of these so very capable artists and teachers while standing up so nooooo headache then!  Whew!  Kept me sane, really. Well close anyway.


Well hear is a piece from my Bark Series that is just coming back from a 2 year travelling show of SAQA “BEST OF THE WEST” (12” square)


I am having trouble with my bloodspot site no doubt something I have or haven't done.  But I will post my new studio organization soon with the addition of my wet studio whose use has been  transformed from when I was trying out screen printing.