Sunday, 27 March 2011

getting ready for the season

Just a quick one today - my DH & I went to the local hotel for a free buffet lunch given as a thank you/encouragement to B&B & self catering people who send their guests down to eat there. It made us realise that altho Easter is at the end of the month the season starts this weekend coming. It's not a surprise but there's a LOT to do before then to make the studio into a presentable 'gallery' space.

I couldn't really concentrate on a finished piece this week but as I was pruning my Silver Birch I decided to draw it & make a collage using it. I stitched over the actual drawing but luckily I'd got a photocopy of it with the idea of doing some image transfer - I want to repeat the image up the side of a hanging with a large version of the drawing in the middle.....


Above is the sample using the drawing - I stiched with burgundy & gold on gold organza on top of the drawing.



The drawing, another thermofax screen idea?



The start of the collage, a way to go yet ;)



Helped along the way by one of our cats - thought it was about time I joined in with the cat pics! This is Sconser, named after a place up the road here, from a rescue place 16 years ago, my youngest was 6m old! She's laying right over the bits & pieces of fabric for the sample & some cuffs I'm trying to get finished & into the studio.

Once I've got my  work up onto the walls ready, I might have a clear enough head to make some more. Meanwhile I'm enjoying thinking about it!

I was weeding with a Skylark,  & bumble bees in the willow, delightful.

15 comments:

dosfishes said...

You managed to accomplish alot in a little time. Great things going on in Skye. Easter is just round the corner isn't it. Good luck readying the studio. xox Corrine

Jenevieve said...

The silver birch piece looks lovely, I think it's great that you get so much inspiration from doing thing in the garden or on walks. Hope you manage to get the studio sorted in time! :) x

Jensters said...

Its coming along nicely Emma....i havnt got a clue what a thermofax screen is tho?! x

Beverley Baird said...

We're waiting for spring to arrive here!
Lovely collages!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Such a pretty piece!

ju-north said...

This collage looks interesting! Hope you have a good b and b season - we shall be up that way in June - can't wait!

Jill said...

Love the twiggy collages and Sconser obviously appreciates a bit of art too.

sweetypie said...

lovely work ,Emma great idea for a thermofax...tina

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Emma I love the first little collage with the silver birch. We have two stands of these magnificent trees - just love the sound of the breeze going through them. I used some canvas for my recent inkjet printing - worked well I thought!
Thanks for leaving such a nice comment. Vicki loved her brooche hanging and I can't wait to see it full of brooches. I will post a pic when it happens. She is away travelling at present!
Hugs, Suzy

Linda said...

Love your collages Emma...I'm off to look at some more!
Hope you have a great b&b season.
Looks like Sconser has a passion for fabric like Peachy :-)

Heloise said...

I like the way you have used the tree in the collages. Good luck with getting every thing ready for the season, which I hope will be very successful.

jan said...

Hi Emma, your cat looks like she's enjoying herself! Love your collages, good luck with getting everything ready. Jan x

artymess said...

lovely colours and the little tree is adorable .......cats always have to sit on what you're doing ....xx

LauraX said...

cats are so very helpful!!! love your tree!

Parabolic Muse said...

Catching up here. CATching up. hah! Get it?

You are doing good work. I'm going to give you a little more credit than I give Sconser, but seriously... FABULOUS!