Friday, March 4, 2011

Art at the Speed of Life by Pam Carriker....

I was so beyond thrilled awhile back when Pam Carriker asked me to contribute to her book! I was over the moon excited, a challenge, an adventure and a new art direction for myself all rolled into one! Often my work is inspired by a memory from childhood, a moment in the past that has stayed with me for years. These may not be "the most important" memory, it may be something as simple as a thought, or a feeling, but for some reason it stays with you, through my art I often like to capture those moments.... The simple dress form is an image I have been playing with for some time. It may be a little girl's dress or a doll dress, but I am drawn to these images and they have allowed me to explore and experiment with techniques, while allowing the image itself to stay fairly simple.


this painting is the finished piece that I began on my CPS dvd....it features of all things tile backer tape!



this painting is very textural and created with fabric, gel medium and buttons...it reminds me of my daughter Harly when she was a little girl, she would love to wear flowing dresses, always with little black leather boots!




I am showing a close up of a painting where I used fabric and old quilt scraps collaged onto the canvas.




more dress!



 this piece has me staying with my dress form but allowing other images to take shape!



I love this piece because it is very girly but a bit edgy with the graphite lines. A dress after my own heart.

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

layer,paint,texture and layer some more!!!
xx
sue pelletier

21 comments:

Julia said...

came over for the blog hop. i love these dresses!!! gotta go create one of my own during my art time this weekend. i got Pam's book for my birthday the other day. i love it!!!
~Julia

Danielle said...

Love seeing all textures!!! Awesome work!

kristin johnsen said...

I LOVE this last dress - can't tell you why this one so much, but it really speaks to me! Great work - I came her for the Pam tour but I'm bookmarking your site - love it here!

Splendiferous Girls said...

I love these..so pretty..

sherry
http://splendiferousgirlsclub.blogspot.com

Meagan said...

Love your work! Really encouraged, I have boys though, and thought, I could do bib overalls...Yeah exciting! Now my mind is on ART not folding laundry. I have a etsy account, My Joyful Art Studio! and am learning step by step how to do it. Love all the textures and colors you use in your work.
God Bless you- Meagan Boone

Anonymous said...

beautiful dresses. Lovely blog.
Pam B

cathyb said...

Sue - love love love your work - came to you thru Pam Carriker of course - glad I found you ; 0

upstateLisa said...

fun!

Dawn said...

I am so excited that YOU-are going to show ME how to do this at Art Is....and if I bring my book will you sign it....x

Jodi Lebrun said...

Oh my! Love the dresses, esp. the denim looking one. Found you through Art...Life..Congrats! Following along now for inspiration!

Anonymous said...

love your art and thanks for such a fantastic journal prompt.
Dianne in Aust

Splendiferous Girls said...

Do you teach on-line classes on this?

Dale said...

I have admired your art work for a while through Cloth Paper Scissors. Love your use of color and textures...my favs. Glad I've connected with your blog.

joolsc said...

I love how you incorporate the fabric into your pieces of art! I can not wait to see the inside of the book!

gillmi said...

love the colours and textures - great inspiration x
gillmi

creatingme said...

Wow, these are really really great. Great texture!

artistamyjo said...

Lov your blog,have Pam's book as well.
I'm a new follower hope you'll join me as well.
These dresses are darling...Hugs, amy

Kelli said...

I just finished going through "Art at the Speed of Light" and I LOVED your dress pieces!! I started my own the other day and I am thrilled. It is so fun! Thank you! Kelli

Scattered Leaves said...

Visited your blog on the "Art at the Speed of Life" blog hop. I love the dresses and all the textures. Beautiful work.

Susan said...

Love your techniques, Sue! (I ordered your DVD.....) I can't find shaper paper anywhere... any ideas?

Michele said...

HI Sue! I love the DVD! I am also having a problem finding Shaper Papers! Any ideas or do you know of a good substitute for them?