It's New Years Eve and I am sure many of you are getting ready to go out or spend time with your loved ones so I appreciate you reading this post. I want to thank everyone for the support they have shown to my career so far, and inspiring me to continue to create Artwork. Knowing there is people out there following your work helps boost you up on even the worst of days.
This New Year I intend to continue to develop my Art Work as well as to become more involved with the Art World by writing blog posts, connecting with new artists, galleries and going to more events within these galleries. I am again doing an evening course to continue to expand my Art skills. (As we are never too old to learn!)
I have a new ongoing project that I may soon post some previews off, as I am finding it really exciting. For now though I will post my Showing Off Like a Peacock piece for my weekly blog post. Made out of felt,different types of yarn, wool and thread, sequins and real peacock feathers. This piece is all about indulgence, on finding that confidence within yourself to show off your best attributes. This is one of my favorite pieces I have made so far because of the irresistible to stroke texture that has been created. I hope you all like it too.
Have an amazing New Year Everyone and stay safe.
Today when I opened up my usual Etsy newsletter I was intrigued by a little photograph of a rabbit which stared back at me, On closer inspection after visiting etsy.com I found it to be a needle felted treasure. Stevi.T creates these beautiful pieces out of alpaca fibres creating a range of woodland creatures. Amazed by the realism I headed straight to my blog to share and to continue to publicise the amazingly detailed work of this talented artist. As well as to show everyone the possibilities of Textile Art.
To see more of SteviT's beautiful artwork and for her full bio visit her etsy site on: https://www.etsy.com/uk/people/SteviT?ref=owner_profile_leftnav#
I am starting a little early with my New Years Resolution. This year I will be sharing a photo of old work or of a new piece (a drawing, quick sketch, in the making or a final piece) every week on here, my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Louise-Swanton-228574183844954/ and my linkedin page:https://www.linkedin.com/in/louise-swanton-0802193a .
I am looking to motivate myself, get feedback from other artists and the public as well as to continue to develop myself as an Artist. I am wanting to see my work in more galleries, to learn new skills and to gain new connections with interesting professionals.
I hope you will all share, comment and discuss with me here on one of my other media platforms throughout the year.
My first picture to share in the above Fire Blast image (2011) which has been shown at Carmarthen School of The Arts, New Designers in London, The NewAshgate Gallery in Surrey and The Qube Gallery in Oswestry. This piece is looking at the ephemeral nature of fire and the beauty and danger of the act of creating fire. I have used soft sheep fleece which has been hand dyed, wet and needle felted to create the softness and beauty of the moment. Then sewn on hand knitted wire representing amour to protect us from the danger that can come with such an act.
I hope you all had a great Christmas and have a happy New Year
Louise is an Textile Artist/ Designer and Secondary Art Teacher. www.louiseswanton.com