Monday, 30 January 2017
Here are some of my favourites & this compilation is but a taste of what is exhibited.
This clever Mother & Joey is by Joel Zimmerman & made completely of scrap metal. I truly admire people who can take scraps & make something recognisable out of them. These also looked fabulous in the sand dune setting.
I particularly liked this mosaic piece, 'Terra Rosa' by Mignon Clift. She used a variety of found materials to represent the coast. It works for me!
This was one of those sculptures that one just had to touch! 'Sealion Bird Bath' by Silvio Apponyi was sooooooo stunning!
Such a wonderful excursion. I hope you've enjoyed this taste of it!
I started by producing a simple line sketch in pencil to get to grips with the shape. In the following sketches I looked at shading.
I decided to go with my instincts!
I'm very sorry that I haven't got any 'cutting back' photos this time. The truth is, that whilst one part of my brain was concentrating on what my hands were doing, the other side of my brain was trying to help solve a murder with Val Mc Dermid via audiobook! It was hot & humid & ...what can I say...I could only do two things at once!!
These pods were fun to do & I enjoyed producing them in an altered colour scheme. The shape of the pods are particularly pleasing & I'm glad I kept the squiggles in!
Next week may see me return to look closer at another stage in the agapanthus life cycle, as I feel quite inspired now! What a positive start to the week!
Monday, 23 January 2017
I like the imperfections in the stamping, & I was very pleased with the whole outcome.
Monday, 16 January 2017
Producing a weekly project & making it's construction public in the form of both blog & facebook page, means that I am very conscious of trying to keep it all interesting, I truly do not want to bore you! So today, I decided to be adventurous, whilst still keeping to my contemporary reverse applique technique. Here's what I got up to...
Using the black & white print of my sketches as the background fabric, I began cutting back the layers to reveal my flower.