A new month and a few pages from my sketchbook ...
Just playing ...
My favourite pebbles are the ones that can be
found on the beach at Godrevy, in varying
shades of blue grey with lines of white quartz.
I especially like the really sparkly ones that
glitter with crystals
They tend to be very rounded with smooth
edges and I love to handle them, wondering
how long they have been tumbling in the sea
and what journey they have been on
At Godrevy I can see the very rocks they once
originated from - huge, solid masses of dark
grey rock deeply embedded and smothered in
the white quartz
I bring a few of the best pebbles home with me
- they remind me of bright salty windswept
days spent "treasure hunting", collecting
pebbles, bits of seaweed and shells
Layers of silver netting, hand made paper, printed words and a little sketch of a pebble on tissue paper
A black and white photocopy of a column of pebbles transferred to fabric using white household emulsion paint. The image was reversed at the copying stage
Playing with image transfer - I used a card I bought of a painting by Derek Jenkins called "Five Up". I enlarged the image and transferred it to white cotton fabric using Dylon Image Maker then played with the arrangement, re-arranging the pebbles (some of which are reversed from the original) into a new column
Have a good creative week