A blog about making art and other things using cloth, paper, paint, colour, stitch, and all sorts of exciting techniques, some of which I'm sure I still have to discover! I hope that the joy all this gives me is visible in what you can see here.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Works in progress, and some London views.

Work in progress. Still keeping with the bird theme, a couple of Gulls above, and a Robin below. They both need lots more work, but especially with the free machine stitching, which is very intense, it's good to take a break!

Octobers journal quilt, a second crow. I know it's not quite October, but as it's finished anyway, I thought I would add it o this post.

Having been up to London on Monday to visit an exhibition by Alice Fox, followed by a walk around the Tower of London, I couldn't resist photographing these two birds. A Cormorant, drying and sunning himself after a dip in the Thames, and a rather tame Starling, no doubt hoping for a titbit!

Then of course, the main reason for visiting the Tower, to see this most poignant and moving display of ceramic poppies. Each one represents a life lost during the first world war, they are still being added to, and will continue to be so into November.

The old and the new! The Shard, towers over the Tower.

The view from across the Thames. Somehow, it seems such a shame that part of our heritage and history, is being dwarfed by these modern glass and concrete structures. I would love to be able to come back in five hundred years time to see what it will all look like then!

We have had a wonderful September weather wise, I wonder what October will bring!
We are now officially into Autumn, so Happy Fall everyone! (Unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere of course!)

Monday, 8 September 2014

Felted and Free.

Small felted panel that I started on Saturday at a felting workshop with Angela Dewar. I have included three close-up sections below. I have really enjoyed playing around with this since I got home, adding bits of fabric, knitting wool and machine stitch. I decided to just be very free with it, and to allow my imagination to go a bit more wild!

A total contrast below! My journal quilt for September, and my next three will also be crows. Paper lamination, applique, paint and lots of stitch.

Hope you are enjoying this late summer sun, it's the perfect temperature for me now, so long may it last! Bye for now.