Thursday, 23 October 2014

waiting for your stories

waiting for your stories - a larger embroidery artwork

I've been working on this piece through the week and have just completed. The dark red flowers are inspired by a motif I saw on a cup - it reminded me of tiny dark dianthus pinks that I saw in a garden. The larger, oversize flowers are both standing in front and are within her skirt, somehow, to my eye. The figures are dressed in Elizabethan-inspired costume but are not of any particular time, I always consider the dreamers in my stitched works to be outside of time, somewhere else. When I had stitched their faces (I always begin there, nearly always) I saw how they were waiting, listening, it seemed.

(This piece will be in my Etsy shop tomorrow, along with one other colourful embroidery piece).

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

midweek mosaic

midweek mosaic 
1. ., 2. Music To My Eyes, 3. Autumnia, 4. Lady of the Pines, 5. Untitled, 6. Day 47- Two rooms, 7. Alcochete, 8. freah local produce, 9. Three points mini collage, 10. the wall in October, 11. Untitled, 12. De ruimte van Milly Betten, 13. upload, 14. IMG_3701, 15. S/T, 16. First layer: I cut my design in cardstock, mounted it on another layer of cardstock to strengthen it, then waterproofed the whole thing with acrylic medium (less $ than using a large linoleum plate.) #collagraph #printmaking, 17. nine leaves over nyc, 18. Sin título. Óleo sobre lienzo, 41x 33 cm., 19. 1661, 20. looking back, moving forward., 21. untitled, 22. Newborn baby, 23. memories, 24. missing you, sunshine, 25. Untitled

A mid-October, midweek mosaic for you! Please follow the links to discover more about each image and artist/photographer. Thanks always to my Flickr contacts.

Colder today. I've made good progress on a new larger embroidery work. And I have been painting/drawing postcards. More soon. 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014



winter botanicals


found china

all the postcards I am creating for November are sized 15cm x 10cm (about 4x6 inches). These are all acrylics on watercolour paper.