Wednesday 22 July 2009
Colours, shapes, patterns and textures in nature
It's not easy doing green!
I love green in nature but it's probably my least favourite colour in the spectrum to work with and yet it's coming out in everything I do at the moment - it's very strange!
Maybe it's the influence of the season. Everything is so lush, green and vibrant in the gardens and woodlands and I've been enjoying walking through the woodlands a lot the past few weeks
I thought I'd show you these samples even though they weren't sucessful. Not everything is sucessful all the time!!
I space dyed some cotton fabric for sun printing. Here I layed down some ferns and sycamore seeds in a happy arrangement on top of the wet fabrics and left them out in the sun
It was a very hot day and photosynthesis was almost complete after only ten minutes, but unfortunately it was also a bit too windy and my leaves and seeds wouldn't stay in place. I haven't had the perfect day to attempt this again since, but will hope to achieve the results I want some time over the summer ... maybe I need to lightly pin the bits in place next time
I had some silk paint left over so I space dyed these cotton fabrics, threads and silk cocoons. I just left them soaking it all up and then drying out naturally for a couple of days
Lovely spaced dyed tones
While I'm doing greens - my seaweed mosaic was featured on The Magnifying Glass Nature Journal recently
So many colours, shapes, patterns and textures in nature inspire me every day