The 'bookcover' closed
This was inspired but the coral page in the book, mine wasn't as voluptuous as I'd hoped it would be but Lizzie's been doing this for years! This is using the 'mosaic' technique
the 'cover' open
where you make the first stage of felting, 'pre-felt' in 2 colors, snip thru it all including the pieces of silk you've added to the mix making lots of strips, turn it all head over heels laying it back down again neetly & carry on felting, adding some net & more whisps of wool to each side to help keep it together.
I'll keep practicing;) From bright, above to cool & soft in woods by the shore 10 minutes drive away
even ice circles!
soft again, what is it about the silhouette of a tree that pulls at our strings?
I'm remote but not THIS remote
Been thinking this week, well, last week too, now that I've got a little time. In between filling my Etsy shop I've been hauling stuff from my studio up to the Youngest's room where it's warm & not damp. He's having a fabulous time by the way, me, I'm getting a little more used to the empty nest) The idea is to take a little box at a time & sort it, label it then in the Spring put it back again, well, a lot less of it, hopefully. The phrase 'everything in it's place, a place for everything' gets on my nerves, but only because i know it's right, so I'll try.
While doing the practical, I've been mulling over what to do for my 'body of work' for next year. More like racking my brain. I know what I like, but is it a 'theme' will it be 'cohesive'? I had a virtual chat with Iz at Threadnoodle who's going thru the same thing, so exciting! & she gave a link to Sandra Meech book 'Connect Design to Stitch', you can 'look inside' (I love that facility!) & as Iz says, it's a little difficult to get a theme started, so much to think about. But I said in our chat that it seems to boil down to a quick drawing , a thumbnail sketch, lots of them! as everyone I respect like Linda Kemshall & Laura, Jan Beany & Jean Litttlejohn, Gwen Headly, Cas Holmes, Val Holmes, Frances Pickering, Maggie Grey, oh so many, start off with one; they must be right!