Sunday, October 14, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Knotted Wing 2012 (front & back)
This piece was inspired by the idea of ambition & limitation. Its symbolism also encompasses notions of
mortality, religion, and spirituality. My favorite part is how it transitions from raw wool to needle felt and then to the
fully-fledged, wet-felted wings which evokes evolution, growth & transformation.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Well, it’s a new day and the recent batch of felt artwork is up on the website. Visit www.jennegiles.com to see more.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
”All I’m saying is simply this, that all life is interrelated, that somehow we’re caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Taste is so subjective. Here is my odd duck, a felt painting called Cubix. Turns out this is my husband & the photographers’ favorite. You just never know….
Looking for a poem on “Cubes,” I found this fun project for creating a Poetry Cube for kids:
Something to remember for the next time I visit my nieces!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
by Jenne Giles
She and I breathe the same mountain air
There is the garden of our love beneath the Heaven’s core.
Oh! Ravenous Sun. Don’t you dare to gulp, the flowers
of our love and say that they’re not your victuals but
the victuals of time. I pray, go, Sun, go to where my
beloved is. Greet her with your smile and whisper in
her ears the rhapsodies of my love. Embrace her soul
and come soon to embrace me. I’ll feel her balmy touch
through you and see her reflection on the moon. Enough
are these sentiments for those who love – I can live by
them alone. That she and I breathe the same mountain air
and that the God we worship is one. The God of love.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
New work now available at the Artful Home
Coral Scarf in Aztec (pictured), Harlequin, & Gold Sands
©2011 Jenne Giles, Harlequin Feltworks
Monday, August 13, 2012
On Sunday, I taught a felt painting lesson to a lovely lady, Anna, who kindly sent in these iphone photos of her project in-progress. For this, her first-ever felt painting, she was inspired to recreate her grandfather’s painting of these latern-like yellow & purple flowers.
I was so glad to be on board as a coach & teacher, helping her to navigate these new waters: guiding her through the basic techniques of painting in wool roving, the twists & turns of wet felting, the many currents of artistic decisions that one encounters on the way. I have to say that I am so proud of her & how beautifully the piece turned out. There is nothing quite as heart-warming as being part of someone’s journey as they embark on a new creative direction.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
I went in the other day to style the exuberant Rose Collar that is on display and can attest that the show looks spectacular! Some great concurrent exhibits too…it is definitely worth the trip (and check out the Spanish Mission while you’re there: gorgeous)
I’m planning on getting some pictures at the opening on Oct 4th….stay tuned