It has taken a few weeks from inspiration to first product print and here it is. I have done six tea towels so far. Really looking forward to using this block again. I wonder what will inspire Peter next.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Every place I have ever been to, every place I have never been to even, remain within my mind. Snapshots of sounds and smells and particularly in my case pictures.
Hastings (UK), the first place I lived after leaving home brings forth visions of tall Victorian brick buildings, municipal gardens all laid out with bedding plants and walking along the promenade enveloped in mist and the smell of the sea. Edinburgh is a mixture of ancient winding streets and long straight Georgian vistas. The buildings are tall and close like walking in a box and pockets of greenery appear unexpectedly tucked in between. The sound is of never ending traffic and people and a soft Scottish accent.Morocco, even though I have never been there calls forth visions of courtyards and searing white heat, juxtaposed with crowded markets and the smell of smoke and cinnamon.
And now we live near Napier in New Zealand. And what do I see ? Norfolk Pines. Long stately rows of them their primordial silhouette backed against the Pacific visible from miles away.
Such a strong shape demands to be reproduced as some sort of print - so watch this space . . .
Thursday, April 5, 2012
And what better to finish off the ends than little black baubles. The finished item looks fantastic hanging in my hall and even better wrapped around my neck. If I can get Peter to take a good picture of me tomorrow, I will post it to let you see. I think Mother's Day is coming up soon this would be a perfect gift, and you can get one over here.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Despite having set up lots of times before and planning it all out, I still have to think about where everything should go and then move it all around again.
The end result is never quite what I want it to be, but I think its getting less and less like a jumble sale. And......tada..........here it all is looking cosy and cuddly and welcoming - I hope.