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Friday, 27 September 2013

new inspiration

I felt compelled to take photo after photo of Cow Parsley while on a trip to the Peak District in August.

They were passed their best but I was inspired by them and I they called out to be used as a focus on some painted fabrics that have been hanging around for a while. ( I really couldn't put more birds on them again, could I?)

painted fabric
I have a number of small pieces that I did as colour studies before painting this bigger piece -which is still a work in progress, and WILL be finished soon :)

stitched background
I am not the only one inspired by this plant. It is everywhere when you start looking, in all forms of art.

added detail
I also discovered that it is sometimes known as mother die (especially in the UK) ...according to Wikipedia.!!!!
News to me! Anyone else heard that one?
What has inspired you recently?

Linking up with Off The Wall Friday

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Where was I?

I am finding it a bit difficult to do the promised round up of my Soar pieces.
I suppose it is because it seems quite a while ago since I finished them and my mind has moved on to other things, and because if the truth be told I am more about the images than the words.
So here is my brief explanation

I live on the coast and my home is situated quite a few feet above sea level so quite often I see seagulls flying and gliding past my windows. I particularly like it when huge numbers of them circle above. I think there will one or two more in the Soar series.

They are all approximately 21 x 30 inches.
All the backgrounds were done by using up pieces from my stash. You could call them scraps.
The birds were all hand painted and each piece was intensively stitched/quilted.
For more info on techniques use on any of these pieces you can type Soar into the search box to see all the different posts.
Time for something new!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Soar IV

This is Soar IV.

Completed just in time for the Festival of Quilts.

They are beginning to sound like a horror movie franchise so I might change the name to 'Soaring'.
Is that any better?
I'll be back with a round up and more detail another time as I have already spent far too long on the computer today!
Linking up with Off the Wall Friday.