Monday, 29 April 2013
My Dreams piece is a collage of monoprinted paper, overprinted with text, and monoprinted fabric. Free machined with various coloured and metallic threads. The collage represents the fragmented aspect of my thoughts of dreams which can be vivid or hazy - hence grey/blue and bright orange.
Best wishes Susan
Friday, 26 April 2013
Is it the light at the end of the tunnel or is it another train rapidly approaching? It is a dream so who knows!
Now I have to think about next month's challenge 'Revival'
See you soon
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Thank you to Margaret for being so prepared with so many resources and being patient with all our questions!
I am setting myself the challenge of using my felt in this months sqaure - quite how I'm going to incorporate a grid into 'Revival' I'm not too sure at the moment, but I will certainly give it a go!
It's really great to be able to share our experiences with the group and I really look forward to the next dem!
It was also interesting to see that, on the whole, colour palettes were fairly similar - although a couple of the group, myself included, forgot to bring this square along! I'll be adding mine later and I'm sure Margaret will too!
We all shared our 'Dream' responses, however, you'll have to wait until next month to see the outcomes from that challenge!
In the meantime our most recent topic is 'Revival' I can't wait to see what everyone produces for this - especially as I have absolutely no idea where to begin!
We also look forward to seeing the responses from our new members for their first challenge - and it couldn't be a harder topic - oh well, best of luck everyone!!
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Monday, 22 April 2013
|Dreams - Design work|
Now the question for me was........"Do we dream in colour or black and white?", which may become my title.
I have chosen a photograph taken on a special day that my daughter arranged for my husband and I, as the theme or background for my piece.
I am hoping to work on it this afternoon and will show you the results when I have something.
Hope you are enjoying our blog and the challenges that we are setting ourselves.
Bye for now
I thought that is was about time that I popped my Seeds project onto the blog. I finished a while ago, but hadn't taken any photos of it. So.......here it is:
|Close up of "Sewing the Seeds of....."|
|Early design work|
and bonded to a backing fabric. I then made some cord to section off the piece and machine and hand quilted. The edge is finished with a thicker piece of cord.
I am happy with this piece and pleased with how easily it came together. "Dreams" has been quite a different story!!
Friday, 19 April 2013
Then it was my daughters birthday last week and in great haste I decided to try the same technique again and made her this card, its one of our favourite north coast beaches, Godrevy. I was quite pleased with the effect!
see you all next week,
Friday, 12 April 2013
I'm painting this tale of woe so you understand the craziness here over the past month, not only by me but my husband as well, as we search for the little helicopters and the joy of being handed one. At this time of the year they are quite brittle, but covered in gel medium I was able to print with them and enclose them in organza.
I felt quite sad when I finished my piece and had to clear away my finds, so much so I trapped some of them between bubble wrap, more craziness.
Here are some pages from my sketch book.
|Sycamore leaves glues to the page|
|Printing with a leaf, seeds trapped under organza|
|Lino cut print|
|Finished piece 'Seed Bank'|
|Detail of layered helicopters|
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
This was the starting point of this challenge.