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.