I always find that January tends to be about getting back into the swing of things again
and slowly I am managing to get into a rhythm
balancing work with home stuff
I missed last week's Saturday posting because I was in bed with flu
(most likely caught on that foggy day out in St. Just - see last post)
... this week has been about getting going again
whilst also being kind to myself and trying to take my own advice (!)
to stay home, rest and keep warm
I watched the weather from the bedroom window
(quite happy not to venture out for a week or so)
we had a few storms ...
I pottered ...
I worked on my journal here
I posted my art tags here
I got my facebook page going again here
and I now have dates for "The Crow Show"
an exhibition of autumn inspired mixed media textiles
with friend and textile artist Jo McIntosh
31 October - 15 November 2015
at St. Ives Arts Club
it would be great to see you if you can make it to the show ♥
I went over to the beach at Godrevy ... a favourite place of mine
I took a series of photos with the intention of playing with colour, texture and focus techniques
I photographed this surfer with his board ... walking on the sand
and really revelled in the "just being there"
it's always so beautifully peaceful and inspiring over at Godrevy
back to textiles ...
I made a start on some autumn inspired pieces for "The Crow Show"
these are part of a series of six small landscape pieces inspired by allotments
layering fabrics, papers, plastics and paint
machine stitching, hand stitching and gilding
these pieces are still a work in progress
I'm working on all six at the same time
as usual ... my favourite French knot stitches feature
I hope to share all six finished "allotments" next week perhaps
I'm quite happy to post a tutorial on these little mixed media collages
should anyone be interested in the technique of building up layers in textiles
just let me know by leaving a comment if this might be of interest to you
with best wishes for a happy weekend ♥