Monday, 31 May 2010
Sunday, 23 May 2010
I have also finished stitching all the tree trunks on my 'Hundertwasser'.
Saturday, 22 May 2010
This plaque in memory of the gentleman who had lived here and weighed 44 stone! Just look how many people fitted into one of his coats.
I couldn't resist taking this picture of the menu, I thought I might one day, print some of them onto fabric.
After measuring up the centre we took a very slow walk down to the Prom, passing this dear little cottage smothered in Wisteria. Mine is still in tight buds.
This tyre was on the deck of one of the barges, such neat rope work!
This figure is a tribute to Byrhtnoth who led the battle against the Anglo Saxons, there was not enough path to take a photo without the sun being in the way.
Love the reflection of the swans in the water.
On the way home I stopped at the Reservoir to take some photos of the trees reflecting in the water and couldn't resist taking one of the cow parsley. I had to lay on the grass verge to take it, I don't know what passing motorists thought!
We are going to be having fish and chips on the Prom ;0)
Thursday, 20 May 2010
The assignment for the art course this week is photography, thank goodness for digital cameras!
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
A page from an old song book as a base, embellished with various papers, buttons and a photo of my grandmother who was a seamstress, printed onto acetate. Just over a week left of the art course, the time has just flown!
Monday, 17 May 2010
Carole gave us a 'guided tour' of the Grand Canyon with a slide show and we were able to see for ourselves from where she was inspired to create her work.
Sunday, 16 May 2010
I am really enjoying the course, and only two weeks left.
Saturday, 15 May 2010
Libby and I had prepared the 8" squares for the girls so all they had to do was start stitching the motif, a Chakra. They then embellished them with shisha mirrors, more stitching and shiny bits. Nearly all the girls went home with their purse finished.
Friday, 14 May 2010
One of the teachers at work liked my sunset painting and has asked me to do one for her, so I hope to do that on Sunday. Another busy weekend! :0)
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
I have just found out that I have won a prize on the blog A Frayed of Fibres. It is a pay-it-forward give-away, so I now have to find something to offer on my blog. Watch this space!
Hubby is going to be home late from work, so an early evening meal so that I can do some more finger painting;0)
Monday, 10 May 2010
Sunday, 9 May 2010
I have also started work on my piece for the ALQS4, just painted some fabric so far- nothing to show just yet.
Amelia is running this course again in June if you are interested in having an excuse to play with paints, papers and glue etc.
Friday, 7 May 2010
I managed to get to Hobbycraft after work tonight and got a few packs of beads, but there wasn't much choice in the colour and size that I need. I will have to do some surfing over the weekend.
It's a pity it's not another three day weekend!
Thursday, 6 May 2010
When I got home from work, my book by Sue Rangeley had arrived, lots of OOOHHHHHSSSSS!!! between the covers. Nickie popped round for coffee and some Rocky Road and had look at it too, it wont be long before one is on its way to her.
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
I have started to stitch beads on my flower panel, but some just didn't look right so-reverse stitching. I now need to go shopping for the right colour;0)
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Monday, 3 May 2010
Anyway, today I managed to complete 4 of the exercises, 3 drawing and one playing with paper. I cut a Wall Street Journal newspaper into strips (stocks and shares pages) and wove them together and then backed it with tissue paper. Painted with Brusho and cut out words about the economy from he newspaper and painted them red to represent the terrible financial mess our world is in. Stitched in a random zig-zag to represent the ups and downs of the stock market. Enjoyed this exercise. Then some more work with my sheers, this started off as a sample, but as it fits around this candle holder, it might have a new lease of life!