Rosie Perl: artworkerprojects
its like an online art journal with lots of pictures
ever day I hustle
I am %100 pleased.
Study #10.2019 complete & I’m slowly making a very elegant Sulis sun hat
Sewing: the Frances Top by Fibre Mood.
Art: yes, some, but quiet stuff
Sydney Frocktails: there’s no one better to appreciate our statement outfits! Than other sewists!
Hello and happy new year
I have medium-to-big plans for next year & if experience teaches me one thing, its that all the fucking detail heavy work is set to continue & acceptance is the key to all my problems
Most of November was getting things ready for my Christmas pop-up shop; I worked full days, making and making but even so I didn’t really get there, or not as much there as I would’ve liked to. Mostly because of Being a Woman.
Mirrored, compressed landscape & batik design. Acrylic, pastels, oil varnish, gold mica pigment on canvas.
Diptych, overall dimensions 1110x1820 mm (36x88 inches)
Its taken me a whole month to not get much further along with the diptych. God is sending me opportunities to practice acceptance.
Intense work through August, finishing the big diptych OR SO I THOUGHT
I DIG making grand landscapes.
"It is ‘the beautiful sorrow of things’, sunt lacrimae rerum; there are tears in everything, [he] said, not mournfully nor hopelessly but as a paradoxical statement about the beauty of the world”
Diptych 20x36" overall. Oil paint, mica pigment on gold metal leaf on gesso board
Should have left well enough alone
A particularly arty month
Selected as a finalist in the Lethbridge $10,000 small scale art prize
Art. First look at the Spoolettes Tiger T
In December 2017 I finished a commission that began as a concept around 5 months ago.
November got away from me
Well this is joyous, my second digital fabric print!
I'm currently engaged in commissioned work for a luxury hotel - at 28 pieces its the biggest commission I've ever know - and I'm not at liberty to share any images of it. So all the showing off I get to do is in that last sentence. However, there is a lull in artwork proceedings at the moment, so here’s a photoshop bonanza of step by step pics following the making of Puppy's new couch step! Time wasting!
I've gilded a lot of surfaces over the decades and lace is one of them, but I've never made a garment with it before.
Much work that I cant share. The commission I'm undertaking is by far the biggest I've ever done, with the most restrictive contract I've ever signed. So I cant share progress pics but let me assure you, I'm artworking long and many days
And I thought I'd been quiet this month
DREAM REALISED: I've been wanting to try some of my artwork images through digital fabric printing technologies for a long time and now I have and its thrilling!
Studio work work work process
I put together a booklet style presentation to accompany the exhibition about the processes that went into creating the works on canvas . Theres a performative aspect to my work, in a sense; there were a lot of processes over several months and for me, making IS where the art is
The exhibition title refers to the works themselves, which are an interpretation of Perl’s inner landscape; a private space inhabited by her thoughts, dreams, memories and emotions. As a series, the works explore universal themes such as loss, grief, faith, nostalgia and beauty.
New work. "The body mask; a sculpturally elegant, totemic, vessel-like form. Speaking of the masks that define and protect us. Viewers engage with the work, creating meaning, through their own associations and memories." True or false? You be the judge...
End of year wrap up...well everyone else is doing it, so heres some of MY favorite 2015 pics:
Ok so the only words I got there were "make a Katetop modified from the original pattern".
Swear to God I had this whole thing cracked in the first 15 minutes, then spent hours over the next two weeks getting it 'perfect", which of course it could never be because of that nitpicking. Swear to God I made the same mistakes, over & over. Metaphor for life, there.
Gold thread embroidery on painted canvas landscape.
Hooray! Week three of wearing a self-made piece of clothing every day and I'm equal parts tired of thinking about what I'll wear every morning & fascinated to find out how this challenge plays out over the next two weeks. I'll need to find some new combinations of my me-mades & work out some new matchy matchies. Interesting. (To me.)
So as far as Christmas DIY's go, this one is acceptably anti-horrid (seriously, what is WITH that red & green?? It's just weird.) and most importantly, cheap. Granny Corner approves of cheap. Also jewellery, GC really, really believes in that.
Time to bring all the bits I've made together: the diorama/gallery style displays and the maquette/mini sculptures. Results!
THIS chapter is about making the jolly little balsa wood sculpture pieces to inhabit my dioramas. And this is a really interesting chapter too.
So I need a new handy bag, for the carrying around of my laptop. And I have taken a fancy to one in the style of a "well-known-fashion-house". Of course I'm going to make it myself! Sheesh! But I'll do mine the artworker way: labour intensive custom stencil pattern & embroidery, yay. And that's before I even make the bag!
It's a very simple design and I'm most certainly not the first woman to hanker after one of
these handy bags...
Now this is a pretty dog. Her name is "Puppy" and she's a 4 year old Pug/Jack Russell cross. Two artworks were commissioned by her owners; one digital print on canvas (for installation in busy Architect's office) and one large oil painting for the client's home.
Paper Dolls: make them stand up. Here's a tutorial on making my flat folding stand...