Sunday, April 27, 2014

Aren't some people just so lovely?...

This might be a strange photo to lead with but I have had a warm and fuzzy moment this morning and wanted to share with you my beautiful aquamarine ring - my Christmas present from Ruby - It is made by a lovely lady called Charlotte Bezzant (please see who has very kindly shared a photo of one of my collages on facebook this morning!
Plus, my dear friend Paul Jillard has kindly offered, out of the blue, to take photos of my work as the ones I took for the postcards are a bit too dark!  So like I said ... Aren't some people just so lovely?...

Talking about lovely - this is Joey looking cute (again!) although he is actually a little bugger! He keeps jumping on my other cat, Archie, who never does anything to hurt him and then I'm picking up all the fur that flies all over the place.

 So this is a, not very good, photo of my latest piece.  I wanted to do a night scene. I am pleased with the actual collage but I'm not sure about the background. Then again, I'm not really sure what would have been a better background. I love the colour of it but there's something that just isn't working for me.
And here is a piece I'm just starting. I wanted to do a winter scene so I hope this gives a chilly sort of feel to it. Check back to see the finished piece - really the suspense!!
 And then this will be Autumn - just deciding on which colours to use for the houses.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Work in Progress

I have to say I'm really pleased with my new collage work. Here are a couple of pieces which I've been working on over Easter.  I have had some postcards printed which should arrive soon and then I will put them up for sale - so do check back soon for further details or check on my facebook page
which is where I seem to be putting most of my up-to-date images and info at the moment.

Obviously these pieces still need lots more stitching etc but it's great how they sort of come to life as I am working on them.  When I start off I'm not really sure what they are going to be and then as the work progresses new ideas come to mind.  I wasn't entirely sure about the garage (see pic 1) but I think it works and once I've completed stitching I think it will look better.
I'm aiming to do a bit of a freebie competition to launch my postcards soon - so do keep checking back!

Friday, April 4, 2014

New Work! (At last!)

The High Street (detail)

So here is some of my new collage work.  I have REALLY enjoyed doing this and it's great to have ideas flying around my head again!
I have some really old handwritten documents that I have copied and used for the background and then used found papers and objects for the actual collage - finishing off with machine embroidery.
I have also updated my website to include a new page of collage work. Please click HERE for details.

Please do let me know what you think about the new work. It would be great to have some constructive feedback! Also don't forget you can follow me on facebook