I did manage to make a couple of these in the same proportions as the Erosion pieces above.
I liked them so much I made a few more in a larger size too.
Sort of a cross between the Erosion pieces and the hangings Frosty Morning and From the Gate the Furrows Run. All the same technique with a few tweaks. Nice to sit and add the hand stitching and beads.
I have also made 50 metres of bunting! The very bottom of our drive is shared and I wanted to be clear on which side we were as it's quite a long one and you can't see the house. All made so much easier with a pinking blade in the rotary cutter. I became rather carried away though and now have a large pile of precut, pinked, 8 inch triangles leftover!
I have also just completed a two week course with Dionne Swift on using sketchbooks. You know how much I don't use them. Well I thought I'd have a look at this course, like I had time, and see where it took me.
Some beginning to bulge sketchbooks!
I think I can use some of her ideas and take it further. That should be useful as I am adding to my notebook all the time and I'm already looking to beyond the Art Weeks quite eagerly with so far two exhibitions and a couple of regular shows in the pipeline!
Along with new Gelli plates and Thermofax screens on my desk glaring at me wondering where their chance will come I have had to learn a whole new finance program as the last one really didn't like Mac and was constantly bucking the trend oh and live life in general!
I have been having quite a cathartic time on the computer as a whole. I have cleared out well over 100 people on my Facebook page whom I really don't have anything to do with or anything in common. Not just hide them but totally unfriend them. I was pleased to look through my list afterwards and realise I was left with those I actually do meet or interact with or have an interest in and can automatically recognise their names in a context rather than wonder who the hell they are! I have also spent a few days unsubscribing to dozens of emails I no longer need and that has taken a huge weight off of that chore through the day of just automatically clicking them into the bin not even opening them!
Now I've finally managed this post, and probably bored you all rigid, I'm off to paint some more signs and then, hopefully, off to the studio to finish some more pieces for DAW. Less that 2 weeks to go now. Don't forget, if you're in Dorset for the first weeks of June pick up a brochure and come and say hello!
Have a great week!