Finally I've managed to drag a little work out of my poor brain ;) Jane at Inchmore Gallery , near Inverness is having a second CD case sized exhibition. Today is the day they were meant to be in & she's very kindly saved me a space for 4 CD pieces.
The 'sketchbook' layout - I printed a pressed Acer leaf onto plain cloth & have surrounded it with bark, little sumara seeds text & gold paper. Then there's a quick drawing of my kind of flower on top of a lovely blue shiny fabriccovered with a bit of organza & some ribbon. The paper under it all is the wipe off, stamp off paper I keep to hand when working on bits & pieces. Then there's a copy of a screen print of my twig drawing - i had to make it smaller to fit & I looked at my sample book from last year as it never did make it further than that. Last is a seedhead sketch on purple fabrics various with lace & beads.
The first one is the flower - quite pleased i haven't forgotten how to free machine. The second one the allium seedhead with just gold beads & a tiny bit of ribbon in the corner with lace from the Oxford market. A bit of wonky hand stitching at the top there, i feel wonky!
The Acer leaf print with 2 tiny cut away holes - I may stitch on the sumara before I get them in the post. & the twig, still a little tight in the 12x12cm size. I feel I'm making a little series here!
Finally, a short post today as I've had 2 very long ones recently! Inspired by Dot & her wonderful shoes - (she seems to have absconded to facebook where I must have seen them) - I've finally put down a base coat of gesso, getting rid of a nasty brown. Nothing wrong with brown but these are my version of 'crocks' great for nipping in & out of the house to studio & just kicking them off when I feel like it, but looking down, I thought I could see my Grandpa's feet, bless him. So what do I do next, Dot? I'll have to wander over to fb & get sucked in ;)
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