"This is amazing. I absolutely love Shweshwe. I grew up on a farm near Springfontein in the Southern Free State and the general dealer in town used to have rolls of it behind the counter. In the 70's we made skirts from the ready to use…"
Thank you for your comments on my work, Clare. i have been very slack lately about going onto this site as i have been very busy at school and preparing for a joint exhibition with my husband. I have posted some pictures on our FB page "two rautenbach artists"
Thank you for your comment on my piece, "Time Floats, catches fire & sinks." I appreciate your insight into my concept behind the piece. As I view your work it is truly difficult to pick a favorite; you can tell your fabric choices for each of your pieces are meticulously placed to create the most powerful effects--I really LOVE them all. Yet, I'm a pocketbook tote sorta gal and I love the one that is hanging over the distressed door/wood (do you sell on Etsy?). I also think your manger scene is incredible because it conveys the simplicity and time period of the described scene of Christ's birth. Through your use of specific fabrics you have lended the look of the poor to Mary and Joseph while showing the wealth and position of the three kings--no store bought Creche/Navity scene has ever captured the feeling the way yours does. Extraordinary, all of it!! I'm going to keep checking your work out! BTW--I just added more art to my site..check it out! I know this comment is the longest ever but I have to end by wishing you the happiest, healthiest and most creative new year ever!! pam
Very honored, thank you. Thanks also for comment on my pillow. It was my first attempt at crazy quilting and it was done in a day long class with Pat Winter. I have done many now since October,and find it to be very relaxing and rewarding work.