Working hard to finish off 3 pieces for Skyeworks gallery Winter Exhibition, I totally forgot we had a neighbors party to go to on Saturday night - we never go to parties! So my post went out the window, as it did last night due to slight fatigue after a good long days work (not in the studio). Hunkered down in front of the fire instead to watch Homeland with the Youngest. We won't have many more nights of these family viewings as in less than 2 weeks he heads of to Sydney, Australia......for 5 months of working & travelling. 5 months?
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Seedhead, based on the fennel in my garden. I had thought a hint of green but blue got in there....
Landscape. very less is more for me, but the DH thought it was veering too much towards the less! I just laughed ;)
But these 3 variation pics have me stumped. It just seemed to get too busy, even with the added bits below
Better completely cropped? But now it's too small. The others are about 8x8" to be mounted on a canvas of 10x10" & if I crop it as below it's only about 5x5"
Strangely this one had actual real inspiration - I meant to post this pic last week - love this gnarled old Rowan tree outside the one derelict house in the village (I think every village has one) Then the image was reinforced at my Yoga class - during Yoga Nidra, the relaxation bit, we were to bring an image into our mind of the words Meg said & one of them was 'rowan berries against a blue sky' so in my pic I just shoved the berries along a bit. Anyway, would you cut out the business & give it a plain surround? In gold, rust, grey, blue or white lace? I'd love your opinion.
I was given a commission by some lovely holiday home neighbors, who've bought from me before......
A coffee pot warmer. This caused me a lot of anxiety considering I'd never made one before & well...
It could be something you wear up top, or a notebook cover, or really a great big cuff - that was my approach so I could get round the idea of making it. The DH couldn't believe how neat it was!
& look, I'm practically a quilter! (it has that squishy stuff inside & a top & a lining) They appreciated the Zophany & Sanderson fabrics & loved it...so I'm happy & that's what counts ;)
The made up purses & cuffs from last week, working on the rest!
Lots of bits around so I made a couple of cards.
I have a confession to make, I have an addiction to chocolate, mainly snickers bars. I love chocolate but I don't want the addiction so I'm trying to make something a little crazy to keep me distracted, like the shoe & this above which will take years to come to fruition as this piece (the shoe piece is a better color representation) is only about 3x3"!
Botanicals make great stencils for gelatin printmaking - Printing with leaves and ferns always amazes folks who are new to gelatin printmaking. And I have a great collection of ferns and leaves that I use all t...
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