Well ok not in lights but in the gorgeously photographed and edited pages of Sew Somerset Magazine.
For those who follow my blog regularly you will already know that I was due to be published in this magazine. Well I am excited to tell you that my complementary copy of the magazine plopped on my doormat earlier this week!
So here it is!
They contacted me over a year ago and I realise that my work has moved on slightly. I feel it is much more detailed now but it still gives you a flavour!
I hoping to get to the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey over the weekend. It's a long drive but it's such a lovely Fair when you get there. And it's great to meet the makers!
Have a lovely weekend folks - whatever you're doing!
I am so excited to be able to tell you that I have an article featured in the Summer issue of Sew Somerset magazine which will be available from 1st June. This is a lovely magazine published by the Stampington group in America but I do know that it is available from Rainbow Silks here in the UK and you can order one issue at a time from them.
So the winner of my Happy Memories Giveaway Competition is ...
Above is the photograph of Angie's happy place. (sorry it's a bit small - it just pixelates when I enlarge it).
Work started over the weekend... First I did a sketch so that I could see what elements I was dealing with. Although it looks a fairly simple composition there were a lot of different pieces required ...
Then I looked through my collection of papers thinking of the various elements such as the tiled path, the front door, the bricks, etc.
Then it is a case of cutting the shapes and putting in place ...
The piece is finished ... I just have to mount it but I would like Angie to see it first so I will post further pictures once I know she has received it.
On other news I am sad to say that we lost our gorgeous dog Lulu the Saturday before last. She had a very short but serious illness but unfortunately she did not respond to treatment. She was 11 years old and is sorely missed by us all, including Dappy our chocolate Labrador. However, we have lots of happy memories of her and I know she had a good life.
I realise I have made a mistake by making the deadline for the Happy Memories Giveaway so far away. Therefore I will announce the winner on 1st May! That still gives you a couple of weeks to enter. I've loved seeing the photographs of your Happy Places. The picture above is one of mine - St Ives!
So if you would like to win one of my handmade mixed media collages of your Happy Place - just email me a photograph and I will pick one at random and capture that memory ready for your to frame and hang on your wall! (For full details please see previous post below)
I have been thinking about the blog post I created yesterday (see below) and I thought that it was high time I did a giveaway!
Perhaps you have a photograph of a Happy Memory that you would like to be reminded of? If so, why not email me the picture at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pick one at random to translate into a paper and stitched collage. The finished piece will be stitched on handmade watercolour paper with a beautiful deckled edge. It will measure 20 cm square and will be mounted on ivory mountboard ready for you to frame. These retail for £95 but one lucky person will get one completely free! Photographs should be of landscapes or townscapes - portraits aren't my thing!
Closing date for entries: Friday 22nd May 2015. The winner will be announced on facebook and via my mailing list on Tuesday 26th May 2015. By entering the competition you give me permission to use the winning photograph on facebook. #giveaway #competition
I thought I would share this picture with you today. It was inspired by a photograph on a jeweller friend's blog where she spoke about a last minute trip to Lyme Regis.
The image really inspired me and I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out a smaller format for my collages. This one is 20cm square. I spent a lovely Easter Sunday cutting, pasting and sewing. It was very therapeutic. To see the original blog/photo click on the following link. http://cbezzant.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/escape-to-country.html
I remember visiting Lyme Regis myself quite a few years ago (probably mid 1980's!) and standing on The Cobb feeling very French Lieutenant's Woman!
And this image taken by Richard Austin is one of my absolute favourites. Apparently he didn't see the white horse until people pointed it out on facebook - so I'm presuming this hasn't been photoshopped. For more of Richard's photos visit his website here:
If you have a photograph that you would like me to interpret in paper collage and stitch please do drop me a line at email@example.com and I will do my best to oblige. No portraits though please, I work best with landscapes/townscapes!