Saturday, August 13, 2011

new grey butterflies...

I having been working hard on finishing this extra large butterfly artwork to take to the Boutique Markets, Brisbane this Sunday morning. This particular artwork has been months in the making as we have had to search through hundreds of damaged children's books from the 50's, 60's and 70's to find just the right shades of grey, french grey and linen. The butterflies have all been handcut, stitched onto squares of text from one of my favourite stories, Anne of Green Gables, and are now laid out so I can juggle the colours around. It usually takes me a while to work out the perfect layout and it involves lots of walking round the table, squinting (not a pretty sight!) and even taking photos until I find the perfect combination. It will then be framed in an Australian-made, white box frame which will let the butterflies star.

One of our aims at mondocherry is to only create items that we would love to hang in our own homes. This particular artwork would look perfect in my living room which, at the moment, has french grey walls, dark grey sofa covers (I change them over to white in summer) and a mix of grey and linen cushions. I will try to resist the temptation to let it live in there for a while!


loulou said...

Hello Clare

These are so soft and serene - very pretty.

They are also very now too. They Grey is fabulous with the latest palettes of greys.

your work as always is exquisite.



omnia praeclara rara said...

So sweet paperwork..i love these butterflies:-)...with best regards from germany, Antje

Outback Crafter Debra said...

Hi Clare

Those butterflies are divine. They would look beautiful in any room. I am amazed that you can ever sell any of your work as they all look good, but this one, looks.... aaah. (very hard to put the thought into text). Shame I can't get to Brissie to see it in real life.

Kellie Collis said...

These are lovely! What a brilliant idea! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

Beertje Zonn said...

Those butterflies are Lovely!

Beertje Zonn

tinamarie said...

luvluvluvso very pretty

Kenia said...

Beautiful ! thanks for posting. Greetings from Cuernavaca, Mexico