"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Sunday 20 June 2010

The Sketchbook Project 2011

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for all the fab comments you leave for me. You are lovely!

Last week I signed up for The Sketchbook Project 2011 and I'm eagerly awaiting my moleskin journal from Brooklyn, New York. If you have signed up for this project too and want to add me as a friend please send me a "friend request" by clicking here

Earlier this year Janice and I planned to meet up while she was visiting St. Ives on holiday but one thing and another, probably me being a bit stressed out with cottage renovations, we didn't get to meet this time

Yesterday in the post I received a parcel from Janice with goodies that she kindly said she had planned to give me when we met

My parcel contained a lovely handmade flower card, some vintage seaside postcards with beautiful handwriting and old stamps and some gorgeous hand dyed variegated threads in lovely colours. I already have my eye on those sea greens (bottom right) for my Festival of Quilts entry

I also received this piece of felt made by Janice with hydrangea petals embedded into the felt. The colours are soft and spring like and Janice remembered I love hydrangeas! It's beautiful. Thank you so much Janice and I do hope we get to meet up next time ♥

A mosaic I made back in March celebrating my love of hydrangeas

1. Hydrangea 2. Hydrangea 3. Got no place to go 4. Hydrangea petiolaris...

I hope you are having a good weekend

I'll be back with more seaside stuff and my pebble sketchbook in the next post

Carolyn ♥


ArtPropelled said...

Amazing hydrangia photo mosaic!

Gina said...

I love the Hyrangea pics! I'm not sure if you got my email Carolyn but there was some lovely work on pebbles at the recent Prism show that made me think of your sketchbook. I bought a postcard to send to you... if you email me your address I'll send it on.

Caterina Giglio said...

luscious colors and textures, always a pleasure to come for a vitist!!

Pom Pom said...

Now, we can find moleskin journals in all sizes at the book store. What size are you waiting for?

Sandra Wyman said...

Hi - tried to befriend you - and various other people we both know - but couldn't find the bfriending button ( my sketchbook username is Sandra Wyman)

Becca said...

Oh Carolyn, what a fun gift! Everything is so beautiful, and I can't wait to see what you do with the fibers! Your hydrangea mosaic photography is stunning! I must enjoy them through your blog and photographs as they will not live happily in my region. Have a great Sunday. :-)

Jensters said...

Im thinking hard about joining the sketchbook project Carolyn...not that i can draw but im sure i could come up with something!! Janice done you proud with those gifts, like you im loving the sea greens xx

Chrissie said...

Trying to guess what topic you chose for your Sketchbook Project ...?

Your pressies from Janice are so lovely!


Chrissie ... have a guess and then I'll tell you!

Deborah said...

Wonderful colors. I love hydrangeas, too.

Unknown said...

Carolyn you have such a great feeling for colour. I loved the indigo mosaic but this hydrangeas mosaic is also gorgeous! Well done.

Jensters said...

Thanks for the encouragement Carolyn ive decided to join up but not till the end of the month as money running low this month...lol xx

Unknown said...

beautiful hydrangeas, I like the way the colours are in the mussels too. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone does with the sketchbooks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn

I think your work is generally fantastic! your work is an inspiration to me! and frequently i look at techniques you have used and your blog to inspire my a level textiles project.

i was wondering if there was any way i could contact you and be able to work experience with you!

you are my first choice, and i would love the opportunity to see how you work