Saturday, 11 January 2014

A happy new year so far

I'm determined not to miss a second of this year as the last one just flew past, almost in a blur. After a lovely flurry of 2 out of 3 boys being home for Christmas it's all gone quiet no as they've gone back to college. So I made some collage, based on the printing done for the wedding invites in the last post. Instead of keeping it in a dusty pile, I'm using it!

these are both 12 x 12cm (5x5")

as are these 2 pics, which way up do you think?

This one below is at least twice the size in real life, but the smallest pic here.

I've been looking at these pieces here  for design inspiration & of course my samples book (just one here) I never thought it would be such a wonderful, personal to me, reference point.

I plan to draw, scribble & stitch some, maybe after work tomorrow ;)

Did I mention we went to Edinburgh early December to get all the family together? Part of that trip was to finally get into the wonderful gallery Dovecote Studios
where an exhibition called Selected was on. Wonderful. Here's a small selection - the artist info is in the word pic after the images. I could have spent hours there.

wonderful drawings, beautifully interpreted

I love the back!

perfect for the wedding? I hadn't see the prices  (below) till I sorted the info below !
Maybe I'll sort out some more pics of this great exhibition next time.

Welcome to my new followers! Having been un-followed a while back it was great to meet some new people. Anna at Inky Fingers, I tried to follow you but my DH appeared instead of me! Jackie can't follow you as you have no link, do comment then I can visit, thanks.

If you have time do visit my new facebook page,
Barabhaig B&B
  designed by the Youngest for us. I am trying hard to keep up with it all!


ju-north said...

Happy new year too! Had a look at your fb page - it all looks lovely. I know Julie spoke very highly of your b and b and cottage. One of these days we might end up there!

suziqu's thread works said...

Happy New Year Emma. Must have been lovely to have your 3 sons home for Christmas and I see your eldest is getting married. I love the monoprints and the invitations. So beachy!
Your new collages look great either way.
Hope you have a wonderfully inspirational year including a wonderful wedding!

Beverley Baird said...

Happy New Year to you Emma! Love your collages! the starfish is a lovely symbol!

Carmina said...

A happy and creative new year. I love yours collages. Carmina

Anonymous said...

I can see you in that outfit Emma, you sly gal....never ask me to walk in those shoes, yikes. I love the idea of your samples book being your source of inspiration. I am really finding my art journal to be the lucky are we. Great collages, love the last the best, my fave. xox

Maggi said...

A lovely selection of your work Emma and the exhibition looks really interesting.

A belated Happy New Year. Your new FB page is great.

Not sure how I missed the previous post but it was real eye candy.

Linda Vincent said...

Hello Emma.........Happy New Year! Your collages are fab; now I need to go back and look at your prev post.
The FB page looks really good....LOVE that header photo especially! X

Anna said...

I love your collages Emma, I like the squares going down in a row.
Sorry you're having trouble following me!

Anna said...

I love your collages Emma, I like the squares going down in a row.
Sorry you're having trouble following me!

Heloise said...

Happy new year to you too. Lovely collages and the FB page looks great.

Iz said...

Happy New Year!! Hopefully either we'll see you up there or you'll see us down here sometime this year!

Liberty said...

So cute !