Art: While I've been away

So I may have mentioned that while I was gone from this world of blogging and dealing with my major life change, I was also in a group art show in town... So here you guys are...

"A Little Help from my Friends"

My Junior year in college ('07) I experimented with painting on linen and incorporating embroidery and multiple layers of canvas... My most successful piece was this one, "Rebbecca Rolfe Learns to Sew"

Anyway with all the turmoil of my life I've decided to got back to that experiment. I have a great fondness for sewing and embroidery and am excited to start this again.

This piece I painted the girl on the main canvas and the hand and birds on a separate canvas, then cut those out and embroidered them onto the main. I made the mistake though of using Cotton Duck Canvas instead of Linen... and may I say that was near impossible... I wasn't able to do all the embroidery that I wanted.

The idea of this piece goes along with what has been happening with me lately. That sometimes you have to start sewing yourself back together, making yourself presentable and feeling good, and while you do that you have to allow your friends to help give you the tools in order to pull yourself together.

So yeah. Deep. I know.



Jazzy E (hivenn) | June 15, 2011 at 6:26 AM

Amazing. x hivenn

Victoria / Justice Pirate | June 15, 2011 at 8:49 AM

wow that is really unique. You're so talented. TRULY.

Nicole | June 15, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Lauren, this is beautiful! I would love to see more... I could see this being a great success if you did portraits (family and pets). I'd buy one (or more!) :)


Nicole, Coco Maria | June 15, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Wow, these pieces are really fantastic! I love the meaning behind your newest piece as well. You are so amazingly talented Lauren! :)

Anonymous | June 15, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Oh, I love this...the birds with the threads.

Do you know the work of Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton?

summertime dreams | June 15, 2011 at 7:17 PM

This is really really neat! So creative! I especially love the top of the painting where the birds are pulling at the flower strings. Enchanting, lovely like a fairy tale!

Kavery | June 15, 2011 at 7:59 PM

I'm not very creative but I think you did a great job with this. The colours really catch the eye

Suika | June 16, 2011 at 12:51 AM

Really creative way of painting, I just adore your work :O The colours, the sewing... everything is awesome ^^

Charis | June 22, 2011 at 4:27 AM

Wow, these pieces are beautiful. I love canvas, paint & embroidery & your new piece is very inspirational. x