Monday, 8 June 2009

New version of an old image

You must be thinking that I am a bit obsessed with this simple "las casitas de Macondo" wall art. The truth is that I want to cover a couple of different mediums with it. It is indeed a simple image but I find it warm, welcoming and humble. It was the product of an afternoon of leisure in the garden and... I just like it.

The one that started it all was this, the paper version:


Then, the first hand felted simplified version came in:


The Etsy Easter Bunny gift exchange happened and I made especially for Ioulia another version of the wall hanging because these little houses where inspired in Macondo, the fantasy place where the book "A hundread years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, happens. And we both mentioned that book as one of our favorites.



A few days ago, trying to put some order to my closet with fabrics and wool and fibres of all sorts, I found a bag with a bunch of fabrics off cuts and wool. So this happened, "Las casitas, felt and fabric version":


I'm already working on two different clay versions of it too... question is... what else?


EDIT: sorry for the small pics. Bloglines is having one of those days I think and won't let me put anything bigger. Here a bigger pic.

9 comments:

red2white said...

I love this simple image, you know, but the last one, fusion of felt and fabric & less neat, frayed edges is gorgeous!!! I also like the design, densly "populated" lower part, empty top of the picture. Well done you!

ingermaaike said...

I love it!

Tweed Delights said...

I love all these - I have a little preoccupation with 'little hoosies in a row' too :D The last one is my fave :)

ArtMind said...

I think it's great to use different mediums for these! How about papier maché and paper, sticks and stones, plastic bags, newspapers, shells and sand,... :)

Spotted Sparrow said...

I love these so much. Please stay obsessed and show us more. :D

Marian said...

thanks everyone! I thought of sticks and stones! I have to get to the beach and find some drift wood and pebbles.

viltk said...

great collection with the same theme. Just vcarry on with it!

Easterya said...

So lovely!! I love them all!

painted fish studio said...

i LOVE the little houses, and cannot believe i missed this post when you first posted it! 100 years of solitude is one of my favorite books, and you've captured the magic so perfectly.