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Saturday, 28 April 2012

What a beautiful week!

We've had sunshine with showers, I got laundry dry in between them ;) sunshine with hail, with stunning rainbows & sunshine in a cloud free sky. No more swallows to be seen, it's still Baltic! Where do they go while they wait?

Spent some more time in the garden which is why I didn't get as far as I'd hoped with my collage



I was inspired to do a couple of these to replace the last 2 similar ones (scroll a 3rd of the way down) which have gone off to the Elgol Shop along with a small card order. Elgol is at the beautiful end of another peninsula on Skye. I'll add some beads & possibly some hand stitching after work tomorrow. Strips of recycled fabric, velvet heart & a tiny piece of matching  painted paper. I wish I'd printed that fabric, too. (I miss that dress!)


While looking for the golden orange velvet for the heart above I came aross a piece of velvet about 2' square covered in beautiful flowers & I thought perfect. So I stitched round the petals, cut it out & applied it to the 2nd background of strips. I'll add a bit more to the bottom along with some beads. They're only about 4" x 7" but I like the approachable size.

I've had a better week in the studio, nice when customers appreciate your work enough to take it away with them. I also sold a little purse so got as far as making some fabric along the above collage lines while I was about it.

Hopefully I'll be able to make a button out of the trimmed bits & maybe a brooch & an earing out of the corners when I  cut them off;) Hope you're all well, I haven't managed to get around as much as I'd hoped ....but I will be back!

16 comments:

Katie said...

Love the bold colors! This is gorgeous!

maryom said...

Sounds like you're having better weather than the Midland. Hardly any let-up in our rain.
I love the look of these - especially with the velvet touches.

Nellie said...

Emma, your work is lovely! I've no talent whatsoever, and I am in awe of yours!

Saturday Sequins said...

Beautiful pieces! I agree with Katie about the colors -- they're gorgeous.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh a somewhat darker palette for you, rich and orangey which of course I love. Nice stitchwork my friend. Cold here too back to wood stove heating for a few days....But sunny and the bleeding hearts are everywhere! xox

Gill Pinkney said...

love this work emma, the colourts are beautiful!!

Heloise said...

Lovely rich colours.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I love those colours, absolutely gorgeous! Your posts have not been showing up for some reason, so I'm not ignoring you. I remember Elgol, and some stunning rainbows when we stayed at the longhouse....sigh! You have been lucky with the weather, it's non stop rain here even horizontal rain this morning. Yuk! Suzy x

Maggi said...

Love the heart and flower collages, they really glow.

ArtPropelled said...

You sound full of the joys of spring! Hope your good weather is holding. Glorious colours, once again. Loving the glow!

Linda Stokes said...

Gorgeous rich colours in these! Congrats on your sales.
Thanks for your comment on my blog - hadn't thought of it as tartan but it does read as that - have done it with paint too - can be very effective.

underatopazsky said...

That orange is just what we need to brighten up the rainy days!

Laura said...

so lovely!

Kim Henkel said...

These colours are just lovely. I tend to use such muted colours, so it is always thrilling to see others use colours like you have. Beautiful work!

artymess said...

Lovely colours ..xx

Wanda-Maria Roszak said...

Beautiful texture, colours , I Like it ,
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