Working on: Life 9 is more or less finished, and I'm continuing to do a sketchbook to accompany the award I got last year from her Maj....just to explain to future generations what it was all about.
I've been a slack blogger of late, and it seems to me that blog land is diminishing slowly, probably in favour of the more zappy Facebook. Thank you for sticking with it, and my apologies to anyone still interested in the progress of the Life series etc. Here's Life 9 for you almost finished except for the bit on jealousy in the top right hand corner.
I've been doing little green eyes (green eyed monster) but am not happy yet. It's such a nasty destructive emotion. Worthy of the quilt but my panel isn't right yet.
Just beneath the surface of life, I'm a quiet collector. I try not to be and about 5 years ago swore an oath to myself to get rid of my clutter and live life as a minimalist.
Slowly, slowly, the rot returns, and cupboards and nooks are beginning to fill again.
There's a secret part of me that would love to be like Charles Paget Wade of Snowshill Manor, who had the time and money - and space - even if it did mean he moved into an outhouse to live - to put the collections together. I'm seriously thinking about a second shed just for "stuff."
A few posts ago I shared some ideas about a landscape piece I was hoping to do. It was inspired by a visit to Compton Verney. I had seen a modern take on landscape in an exhibition there and it was based on a map, with bits stuck on and linked together. I need to find a new format as I don't want to copy, but am keen to have a go at landscape and have another plan. It involves going very very miniature and making lots of books. More later.
And finally for today, you might like to have a quick squizz at some freeby videos done by Laura and Linda Kemshall for their DMTV channel. I think there are 4 free videos including a monoprinting one -the perfume bottle was my effort in response. Also there's one using fusible web; one about waxed papers; and another about sketchbook secrets. I don't know how long they're available for, but I'd whizz over there pretty sharpish!