Sunday, 26 November 2017

Drastic measures

I have cut the long Beach piece into three.

Took this drastic measure as my idea to hang as a long book was not working. Needed technical skills I did not possess. Oh for a handy man one can call upon, one with a creative mind.
Two pieces have been tweaked and are now backed and ready to go to the framers.

The third piece needs a little more tweaking and will be 74cm+14cm. 
I am trying to find a third smaller oyster shell but so far no luck. Another beach trip to fit in, or a shell shop visit. A little writing about the importance shells have been to man and this one will be finished. May leave it as a soft wall hanging. Drastic measures have led to three smaller pieces instead of one long for an exhibition in January. Information later.
A stitched sampler I painted and used as a background print for sea ripples. Worked well. Can you spot it?

 Gathering materials for three small Seascapes. Same exhibition as the Beach pieces. Hope these are more straight forward and work first time.
Work from an Embroiderers Guild member. So different from my work but I can appreciate the skill and patience needed to complete this.

I am taking part in two round robin book swaps. Each have a different format. This book is Rusting so sending on its way to second of eight participants. No idea what next months book will ask for.

Second swap has 6 members and has a continuing theme of Trees and Leaves.
Please look in next week to view finished third piece and beginnings of Seascapes.

Christmas baubles made by Guild members at a workshop tutored by Bea Neilson. It is getting very near.
BYE         BYE


Sunday, 12 November 2017

The end is in sight

Just had to buy this book.

Pictures are delicious. Real coffee table candy.

New lights are up.

Have begun thinking about decorating my home. Getting excited about adding colour.

Charts are fun but decisions, decisions. Have retired to The Studio. Three days working on the Beach piece with no interruptions - except keeping painter happy with cups of coffee and chocolate biscuits. End in sight.

Lettering added.

The feather has been printed on.

Still to hand stitch a feather, fill and add my signature glass jars and the end is really now in sight.
Still looking for a name. Shoreline Treasures has been suggested.

A mishap. Stitching on the lettering, phone rang, I jumped up to answer and heard a crunch. Razor shell crushed.

An extra evening spent finding another shell to fit the space, it is not in as good condition as the original. Then redo. The trials of creating.
Look in next week to view finished piece ( I hope it is finished. No more mishaps.
BYE      BYE