Wednesday, 1 September 2010

A month of squares & a 'panel' of postcards

Well, I've finally found the time & dry weather to lay out all my beautiful postcards in one big group. I had to climb a ladder (& it's still not straight!) & wear a midge hood, they were dreadful as it was warm & still. Any postcards generously given to me by artists aged 15 & under will be in a seperate special frame. ( thanks Ruby & the youngest!)




So my next job is to stitch them together. I had an idea that they could spin round somehow so I could read the back, but I think I may never get them up onto the wall if I try that. I'll imagine it's a patchwork hanging, in loose terms, & stitch them together, with intent, meaning & gratitude to all these lovely people who gave me such a wonderful start to my year of being 50.

This might be the final positions, I may swap around a bit & put Corrine's at the bottom, so I can open it out fully. The idea is to mix up the bright with the more calm & neutral ones. Any other suggestions?

I do so love them.

The last strip of squares in August.




Swan vesta packaging, a doodle of a Black Arches moth's markings  while watching gardeners' world, bits & pieces from card making, more delicious paint peelings from the pallet saucer, a card sample & some bark that was laying around by mistake which Tam chewed at - I thought I may as well stick 2 pieces together, use them before he got them again! You know I can't help using strips of gold & then I attached a rusty key hole ( the first time I've used one!) I found it on the floor (where else?!) outside work, but unusually, I had a hand in it finding it's way there. I'd reported that the lock wouldn't shut on the noticeboard. I'd noticed that the key had changed when next I was asked for it & then I found the old lock, discarded, only to be reused by me. Hmmm, I find that quite satisfying.

A month of squares for August.




I love the look of it, but I certainly am stuck on grids at the moment. I need to go wild with some more cuffs, I think.

16 comments:

dosfishes said...

What a wonderful memory to have all those cards and messages to look at over and over, whatever you do should be what makes you happy.
I like your month of squares and your rusty key hole. The hanging bit makes me think of leading into fall.....xox Corrine

Julie said...

I think your arrangement of the cards for your 50th birthday look great as they are. What a wonderful memory to look back on.

Parabolic Muse said...

Grids! Grids! yay! I like them. They are what I'm using in my sketchbook project entry. Anyway, I think your plans for the cards are fabulous. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished product(s)!

Trudis Felt said...

How nice to receive all those beautiful postcards. I'm sure you will never forget your 50th birthday, congratulations and enjoy it!
Trudis

linda stokes said...

They look great as do your squares - nothing wrong with grids - hard to avoid if you're working with squares!
Thanks for your comment on my work.

Catharina Maria said...

Your cards together are great and I love again your squares !
Love ♥RINI♥

Jill said...

What a wonderful collection of cards and your squares look great too. Your squares are such great captures of everyday life turned into a work of art.

Lorraine said...

dont they look great all together like that..fab

mano said...

great collection of postcards!!! and your squares are a wonderful art mosaic!

Jill Eudaly said...

I like the pebbles around your birthday post cards...maybe glue them to the frame? also maybe photographing the backs of the cards with messages and make a separate collage. a collage of "written" good wishes. your strips of squares are so interesting to look at, each so different and full of detail. well done
jill

Laura said...

How absolutely beautiful Emma! enjoy enjoy enjoy! It's like the fabulous birthday party that never ends!

Jacky said...

Lovely to see all of your postcards together...in their grid pattern...I love grids!
And all those wonderful squares...lots of eye candy here.

Jacky xox

Heloise said...

Great to see all the cards together. Your squares seem more muted than usual. Hope you have had some glorious weather this week.

Linda said...

Two great displays...wonderful art!

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

Your postcards are going to make a wonderful piece of wall art altogether! Was great seeing them on your blog as you received them.
I imagine it's very windy with you today. Blowing a gale here with lots of straw in the wind as they just harvested the field next to us!

liensdingen said...

What a great idea to make a wall panel from all those cards. It looks great!
Angeline