Monday, 25 June 2012
First, choose your subject!
I'm a great fan, as you know, of DMTV (Linda and Laura Kemshall's on line videos of techniques and ideas)
Anyhoo, I've decided to follow their recommendation, and build a quantity of "stuff" relating to a particular theme of my choice.
And there's the rub! The hardest thing is choosing the theme.
Above is one of my coffee table specials. I collect little things of interest to display under glass in my coffee table, and this little chap comes all the way from Oz. I especially like the shape of scarabs, and can see great potential for colouring etc. However, Laura has already done something similar with beetles and I don't want to end up copying!!
I also have a love affair with hogweed and the shapes of this flower on the left are similar. But I need to get away from hogweed for a while, not least because it seems such a popular shape amongst quilters!
But fish have an interesting shape don't they? Lots of potential for playing around.
I jumped a mile last year on discovering a grass snake slivering towards me at speed. We also have kingfishers, nuthatches, newts, frogs and toads (or we did have before the snake moved in) Not massively exciting I suppose, but we are in the middle of a town, so find it delightful.
I'm torn between the fish, dragonfly and limpet, but you'll have to tune in again to see which one makes it!