Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Making the background interesting
Lots of peeps on FB have given me wonderful ideas and I have been able to combine these with some of my own. It's enormous fun stitching them all prior to painting. There will also be keys, a birthday card to Granny, a little plaque saying "Beware Grumpy Woman At Work" and little scraps of paper etc.
The quilt she's got on the machine will be Life 2 which will be hanging at the same exhibition; I thought it might be fun to show work in progress as it were!
The books are placed in odd ways. You might not notice at first, but for example, I have put a book on Herbs next to a 17th century book on Witchcraft; Delia's Complete Cookery Course next to a book on Poisons and Antedotes, Breastfeeding next to the Store Cupboard Cookbook, Art Quilts in 2012 next to Greer's Female Eunoch, the Guide to Childbirth next to Life of a Geisha, and finally at the moment, a personal fave, Dante's Inferno next to Electrical DIY for Women. Can't help sneaking a tiny bit of humour in there to match the slippers.
at May 16, 2012
For this portrait I'm starting off by using some stencils and stamps to make a background. I especially like the stencil with the jumble...
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