These 3 Shuffles arrived just as I was leaving to see Laura and Linda today with a boot full of boxes of portraits.
Alison Cosson's piece uses an emoji as a portrait - that's a first in the Shuffle! Alison says:
My portrait is a sort of steam punk I guess. I photographed Bernina accessories and then endeavoured to make a smiley face emoji using a mixture of Gelatos, and acrylic wax, and a heart using the same materials. Children and adults express how they feel using emojis by text - a sort of portrait I guess. The photo of the Bernina accessories was printed via a Jacquard ink jet printing cotton sheet. There is a sandwich of white felt, cotton sheet, felt and steam-a-seam bondaweb and gesso around the smiley face and heart. A lot of sticking, painting, sewing!
Judith Laundon's piece is machine stitched in black and parts such as the accessories to the outfit are coloured in.