Saturday, 6 February 2010


A feel of Spring in the air - I've just hung out my first laundry of the year (!) Good to open the windows a bit without the risk of losing the contents of the room across the Sound! I feel for the people still under a white coat, but spring will come!

To justify reading blogs I try & make a (personal) workshop out of something I see or from someone's generous tutorial. (I've gotta say with all these copyright things on some blogs I'm terrified to let anything see the light of day!) I've seen lots of stitching over bits & pieces of threads & fabric covering it & burning/soldering back but I usually just succeed in making a black smelly hole, despite reading over the million books I have on the subject. I'll keep trying! (a good place to stick some gold paint!) I also saw someone use veg bags, sorry, forgotten who but they were lovely, but she made me get up & use one of the thousand bags I've kept. Blog people share so much but a big part is inspiring us to go & use the stuff we've lovingly collected & do the thing we want to do - it gives us more permission to be what we want to be. Well, it works for me anyway!

4 comments:

Julie said...

I have problems with soldering/cutting out too. Well done you for actually making something from all your blog visits. These pieces are a good and practical reminder of techniques that appeal. It's good to 'see' you :o)

Heloise said...

Another lovely collection of collages. Hope you are going to share some of the recent experiments that you have been working on.

Jo Reimer said...

This is an excellent idea, to create a collage every day from whatever is around. Joan Schulze told me that she has done this for years, making little paper postcards every day as she enters her studio. She has a station set up with blank cards, glue, scissors, and a small container of paper and fabric bits. It serves to switch ones mind from everyday life matters to being creative, though is there really a difference for creative people?

Linda said...

Such a great variety of techniques Emma...I especially like the orange and blue square.