Madame Butterfly

The Three Muses asked us to make art with the theme “Music, Music, Music” this week and I have chosen to use the Japanese lady from Home Impressions again to create this fabric/paper collage with scraps from my desk. The base is a piece of handmade white paper, onto which I have stitched various types of fabric, fabric flowers ands papers – vellum at the bottom and sheet music behind Madame B.

Lost in the music...

 The little image is from Ten Two Studios (Little Yellow Things), as is the oriental text page on which Madame B is stamped. When I start these mixed collages, I never really know what they are going to look like. You’ll see that the blue netting winds over and under paper and fabric, in a zig-zag fashion, and there’s a lot of blue and white, (reminiscent of the Willow Pattern pottery), in the whole piece. That happened, like the silky bamboo fabric, by accident – it was simply the first scrap to hand when I sat at the machine!!

Here’s to happy accidents and just going with the flow… =D

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16 Comments

  1. Pam Prosser

     /  April 27, 2010

    This is great… I love the textures you have combined.

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  2. There is something weird afoot at the Muses. We changed the comments to a side bar but sometimes it is throwing up giant thumbnails which don’t fit the fixed screen. Sorry about that. We will try to work it all out some time today.
    Rosie, your fabric work is always fabulous and this is no exception. I love the colours and the textures and the wonderful design which is always a hallmark of your collages. Great artwork, Rosie.

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  3. Sandy

     /  April 28, 2010

    Oh wow what a great idea.
    Wonderful fabric art and the stitches are great.

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  4. fantastic fabric art!!!

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  5. What fun you must have creating your wonderful collages, especially not knowing how they will turn out – but they always are masterpieces, Rosie!

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  6. johanna

     /  April 28, 2010

    fantastic!! did i already say i so love your sewing…

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  7. Gorgeous fabric collage!

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  8. wil

     /  April 28, 2010

    What a beautiful collage!!!

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  9. taluula

     /  April 28, 2010

    Rosie you are on a roll with your beautiful stitched pieces, I always have to come back and a second look and believe me when I say they are totally inspired.

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  10. Wow, what a work!! It looks stunning!

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  11. Great work and beautiful collage.

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  12. HA! Marie is complaining about the giant thumbnail which won’t fit the screen, and I’m complaining about this skinny one that doesn’t allow me to see your entire blog page! We’re gonna have to fine tune our new idea, I think! BUT, your art here is amazing, Rosie. Your extemporaneous stitched pieces are amazing. I love them!

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  13. wow! i can’t image the time it took to put this beautiful fabric collage together. it’s stunning!

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  14. Absolutely beautiful fabric collage Rosie- perfect elements for this theme!

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  15. WOW!!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! Absolutely PERFECT!!!! I love stiching and your work is amazingly wonderful!!

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  16. Absolutely stunning! I love all the texture in your piece and the composition with musical and asian elements has turned out sooo beautifully. Great!

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