Still not too well but hey that is not going to stop me at the moment :-) . My range of Waste Not Want Not items has grown again - I now have a range of note cards for sale in my Etsy shop
New Work - As some of you know I often spend a Saturday working on my textiles but at the home of Jane Lemon - she is so inspirational, encouraging and I love her to bits. Recently we discussed the fact that I am currently having a bit of a creative block (mostly because I am not well). Well a while ago we had a discussion about the fact that I am not very good at design for textile art pieces so Jane volunteered to teach me!! So I took some of my hundreds of pictures of doors to her one weekend. We cut and arranged the pics into a 'design'.
Then I had to trace it and fill in with tonal values to get the idea - my 'homework' was to transfer the design to calico ready for the next session. When I got home that time I remembered I had been on a course with Wendy Dolan where I had done a nice technique of building fabrics, painting and stitching - ending up with these:
However when I got to the painting stage my colours were meant to be more gentle and bluer.. They came out a little too bright
So I left the piece (sorry no photo of the whole piece) until yesterday when I took all of the stuff to Jane. Although my blue piece was OK and I could have just continued to work on it Jane took the scissors to it!! With my blessing, of course. I remember letting Val Campbell-Harding do the same to my work in the past!!
We then rearranged my new work and added the work done with Wendy - in to the piece below - it needs a lot more work yet but at least am doing something!!