last week was a very good week ...
my decorating got finished ... hall stairs landing and a bedroom
I finished up the five day art challenge
I got my wreck this journal pages and Tuesday tags finished
on Wednesday I had a Crow Day with friend Jo
to make plans and work through ideas for The Crow Show
and I began some more mini landscapes ...
I'm very excited about these colours and textures ...
and I quite surprised myself by introducing pinks and purples
as I wasn't planning to ....
I love them already ... even before I've begun to stitch them
the shimmer of the silk with the added gild and metallic paints
what rich little landscapes they will be when they grow up
I have the beginnings of twelve new mini landscapes in all
and as promised in my tutorial I am going to use them to practice new stitches
I will begin to show them soon ...
also last week I "fished out" my shells and pottery pieces and began work on new hearts
I haven't made any in quite a while
it was exciting to dig out my seaside fabrics and dream of stitching beach scenes
frothy sea foam, sand and sea ...
to handle the shells ... and dream of spring rock pools
also last week I had an art day working in my Dionne Swift sketchbook
with friend Margaret (St. Ives Textiles)
we both took Dionne's sketchbook workshop a couple of years ago
but it's a project that never gets finished as one thing always inspires another
here we are working on drawing exercises
continuous drawing without taking the pencil off the paper
drawing with the left hand and drawing with the intent of cutting negative spaces
exercises designed to free up the idea of drawing
concentrating instead on lines, marks and shapes
mainly ... letting go ... being free ... having fun
yesterday ... I enjoyed being inspired by little collections
little things I've gathered in my new studio room ... which I am loving so much
I'm looking forward to spring more than ever this year ...
these little collections bring me so much pleasure
I love a little bit of the seaside on my windowsill
and things found in nature
especially seeds and pods for St. Ives Textiles
this is a snippet from my current mood board on my studio wall
I'm loving soft tones of spring yellow, seaside blues with winter greys
that “in between the seasons” feeling
and always inspiration from St. Ives
more gatherings in my studio ready for the week ahead
these materials will be used to make my art tag
(with the theme of "text" for Tag Tuesday)
I've enjoyed sharing a glimpse into my little studio world
this coming week will be a good one too
there is a meeting of St. Ives Textiles tomorrow morning
and my mum is staying with me for two weeks
so we will get out and about for walks ... weather permitting
any spare time I get I will practice my stitches on the little landscapes
and share soon
thank you always for reading ♥