Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Cotton Reel Moon

Deborah O'Hare

If you read my last post you will know why this one is called Cotton Reel Moon.

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This one is a variation of this one below.

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I do find it quite interesting to find other ways of portraying the ubiquitous Moon Gazing Hare.

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There are a lot of them out there!

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I don't think I have reached my limit yet though.


It is in the name after all!

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Coffee Cup Moon Gazing Hare


textile art by Deborah O'Hare

I have bags full of small pieces of wadding and small bits of unpainted white fabric. Last year I decided to use them up and put together a few more Moon Gazing Hare pieces.

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

This particular hare is based on a design I saw on a Turkish plate. I can't remember if I saw it on the internet or at a museum, but I made a sketch from it I would share if I could find it :/

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

I have used this hare before in a not dissimilar piece.

textile art by Deborah O'hare

Why Coffee Cup Moon?....

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

....that would be what I drew around to get the moon size.

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Implement

Deborah O'Hare

I am not really sure, dare I say convinced by the word for the year thing. I did have a stab at it a few years ago, but couldn't really comment on it's success or otherwise.
However, this year I am faced with a number of self imposed goals and I really want to try and reach them, so as a reminder of those goals I have chosen the word Implement.

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Implement better work routines.
Implement more output.
Implement better organisation, which will undoubtedly help the above.
Implement a healthier lifestyle etc, you know, those New Year things.
Just get things done in other words.

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If you type the word into Google there are lots of flow charts and whatnot and I like this one from the Australian Govt. I think it could be applied to quilt making!

I also have got a little phrase that I am going to use.
Stuff Up!

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This is related to the pics I have attached to this post and which I will go into greater detail about soon.

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!


That is what I am going to be doing!
Mentally of course. I have no plans to jump off a cliff!
What about You?

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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Deborah O'Hare

Thank you to all for your support this year.
A Merry Christmas and Happy and Creative New Year xx
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Monday, 15 December 2014

Journal Quilts Round Up

Deborah O'Hare

My mind has been taken up with other matters of late, but I am applying myself this morning and here are my thoughts on this Journal Quilt Challenge.

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Jan, May, Sept

I have enjoyed this far more than I expected. It is almost as if I was given permission to play, which is ridiculous when you think about it but I suppose we do put restrictions on ourselves even if we don't realize that we are doing it.

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Feb, Jun, Oct

When the colour combinations are separated I like them all.
When they are put together I have my favourites.
Any which way is up!

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Mar, Jul, Nov
I became happier and more relaxed with the concept of abstract as I went along.
I love my Gelli Arts printing plate even more and want to continue experimenting with it.
I have explored the buzz term "mark making" and find that I like it :D

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Apr, Aug, Dec

Sometimes you can over do it and knowing when to stop is important.
I really like the combination of black, white and brown!

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The lot of 'em

Okay, before I go can I just get a bit serious?
You might have paid no attention to the link I added to the first sentence, but the changes that are about to take place on Jan 1st will affect us all. If you live in the EU you will probably find that you can no longer buy from your favourite US etc sites because they will restrict selling to you, not really because of the extra costs but because of the compliance laws that are too complex to adhere to.
If you are in the US and you sell to the EU and you don't comply you will be breaking the law.
I could go on with lots more details but there are others out there who have put it far more eloquently than I can. If you do nothing else then please sign this petition.
Get the facts here and do what you can to spread the word via social media.
At the moment this is just about digital purchases but there are plans to increase it to physical sales as well. Hope you can help.

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

December Journal Quilt

Deborah O'Hare

Well I am giving myself a pat on the back because I have done it! I have completed all of the Journal Quilts for the year.

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Not that great an achievement you might be saying. What's all the fuss about?
The truth is that when I began this I wasn't completely sure that I would get the the other end. That I wouldn't be bogged down in the other things that I have to do.

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Also....the group coordinators are quite strict. You can't go more than three months without having posted your efforts and you have to let them know if you are not going to complete. No slinking off into the corner and letting things slide.

I think I would have done it anyway because I have got such a lot out of the experience, but I will save all of that for an overview post soon.

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For those beady eyed among you who have noticed the red seepage I have to inform you that it was deliberate. I was actually hoping for a bit more and I hope to experiment with this a bit further in the future.

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