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.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

                                                                          Two sample pieces that I've made and stuck into my sketch book. I seem to be wanting to use "green" at the moment, not just because I'm always attracted to this colour anyway, but because I'm working from photos of foliage that I took in New Zealand earlier this year. The second sample piece above is something that I'd particularly like to work on with those wonderful fern like leaf shapes, and sunlight creating shadows behind them.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Must try harder!!

I've decided that my blog needs more input, and more detail about how I plan and prepare for my finished pieces, so here goes.                                                                                                                               
Our son keeps an allotment, so today we thought we'd take a look to see how things are growing and going. I think we may have chosen the wrong day, it was so cold....not like June at all, especially considering that it's nearly midsummer!!! The wind was coming from the north west and blowing an icey blast on the exposed and open site. None the less, there were plenty of hardy folk out there tending to their veggies. While the two men got stuck into a bit of planting, I sketched, huddled in my coat and trying hard to shelter by the shed. I think this is something I really do need to do more often, and the quick sketches of them in "gardening" pose proved to be quite difficult, so definitely more practise needed in that direction. Apart from the discomfort of the cold, I quite enjoyed myself, but maybe I would have been warmer if I'd helped with the planting instead!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

June Journal Quilt.....Hundertwasser inspired.

Following on from May, my June JQ is again inspired by those Hundertwasser loos in Kawakawa N.Z. My July and August jq's will also be following the same theme, and I plan a small series of quilts along the same lines. The first of these is already finished, and you can see it immediately below this post. I'm having such fun with these, I don't want to do anything else at the moment so it's just as well it's half term this week!!!