Sent this to my Mum, she loved it. I'd covered the 'relief' stitched petals with some plastic & masking tape so it wouldn't get squashed & I added a note asking Dad to remove it for her...in case they thought it was part of the design ;) !
Idid a little hydrangea sketch but forgot to photgraph it. I seem to throw little samples together with abandon, they're only 4" x 3" or so & I love zooming around with stitching adding a bit here & there, using recycled fabrics,(shiny blue this week) newspaper 'drop cloth', painted papers from my pile, & skelatalized & pressed hydrangea petals/bracts from the garden.
When it comes to 'the real thing' I sort of sieze up & don't let myself relax enough playing with different selections of paper & fabric. Next time I'll pretend to myself I don't care, that they're really samples... Above is the start of one collage about 10" x 4"
& the start of another one. I will get there. I think all the work in the studio has taken more time than I thought - I have almost a wall full of hung & mounted stuff & feel pretty good about that & a card order to get on with.
Hope you all had a great day, too, now I will go & watch that film.