I am an Artist from Northern Ireland living in the U.S. with my Husband. I wanted to create a blog to showcase my art work and things that inspire me. I named my blog Peacocks and Dragonflies because they are both beautiful. I don't think all artwork has to have a deep meaning, I think that creating a beautiful item is enough. If the reaction my artwork evokes is pleasure then I am happy.
Now that the Mummy to be has received the full Quilt I can post my patch. The theme of the quilt was Up North (Michigan). I chose to depict the lake that we had our camp on. Michigania on Walloon lake, it is close to where the big heart is. I used one of my favourite fabrics for the cool blues of the lake.
I just found this beautiful felted piece on Flickr. It is by Caroline Inckle a talented Artist and Illustrator from Inverness, Scotland. I love to find Artists from the U.K. without meaning to. Anyway it is a beautiful piece, she has many more including lovely Polar Bear illustrations you can check out her blog http://www.secretsuperheroes.typepad.com/ or her Etsy shopsecretsuperheroes.etsy.com The Etsy shop does not have as much of her Textile work but very beautiful illustrations.
I can't seem to make my links work but her blog is on my list to the right.
This beautiful piece has been done by my Mum, Felicity Aston. She is a very talented Fiber Artist and a constant source of inspiration. She belongs to the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and this piece is the result of the their ''The hands across the border'' exhibition, the theme of which is ''The Journey'' It is based upon the annual epic migration of Light bellied Brent Geese from Arctic Canada to Strangford Lough where they pass the winter months. Evidently this year 26,000 arrived here out of a total world population of around 50,000. The borders represent the snow and fir trees in the north and a greener milder environment in the south