Life is a whirl at the moment ... so much going on
I hope things settle down a bit soon ...
Yesterday, I managed to finish off a few little things ... clearing the way a bit so I can concentrate on my art quilt for FOQ 2010 (which is looming!)
This is a postcard I made for Emma's 50th birthday postcard swap. It's lightly quilted with layers of distressed sheer fabrics, a mussel shell and some beads. I used one of my recent watercolours for the back of the card. I only finished it yesterday and haven't posted it yet ... but on Monday it will be on it's way to you Emma!
St. Ives on the hottest day so far this year ...
85°C (Monday 24th May)
This is the lovely postcard Emma sent me (which arrived yesterday). Emma has used textured and vibrantly coloured painted papers collaged with machine stitch. I'm really pleased with it. Thank you Emma ♥
This is a little mixed media card I made using one of the watercolour backgrounds. I used a vintage seaside photo, text, distressed sheer fabrics and beads
I like the photo which reminds me of a typical English seaside scene. I waxed the photo and text to give it a nice finish and a little layering
"so utterly English"
... and another little watercolour got used for this column of pebbles which I machine stitched to some hand dyed cotton that Cathie gave me - thank you Cathie ♥
For the strips in the pebbles I used torn (hand made) paper and text machine stitched with silver thread
My colour scheme is, as ever, inspired by St. Ives ... aqua blue sea and sky and golden sand and lichen
This is a double page spread in my sketchbook ... a mixed media collage using hand dyed fabrics, magazine pictures, felt tops, machine stitching, monoprinted pebbles and text
It was hard to photograph as the book is bulging and wouldn't open out flat
Painted and monoprinted pebble shapes
A few of my distressed sheers crept in too ...
A stormy sky over Porthminster beach, St. Ives. The colours caught my eye and I found the scene soothing
I made a little video of the waves washing in ... just 23 seconds of pure beauty
Have a wonderful weekend