Thursday, 29 January 2015

Laburnum

Getting a tad bored cutting and sticking tiny bits of yellow fabric, but about half done. 

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  1. It's looking very promising......love the laburnum and look forward to seeing the figures developing.

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    1. Thank you. I think I've found the words for the bodies now, so will be able to work on them a bit more before too long.

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  2. Lovely all the same. Do you want to come over here and do that on a quilt of mine? I'm thinking that's what it needs, and you're so much better at it than I am. ;-)

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    1. Thanks IB. I thought the colours on the piece that's on your blog are lovely btw. I'm getting all my desires for flowers out in one go on this quilt!

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    2. Thanks right back, then. I really do have an affinity for that color palette, although it's not the only one I like to work in. Still, keep gravitating back to it.

      I know what you mean about getting it out of your system. Have done that myself with one thing or another, part way through sometimes saying to myself, "What were you thinking?" then vowing I'd not have to mess with any of that again! I sometimes wonder what draws us to the really fussy almost tedious stuff. Is it the challenge? Is it we haven't thought of an easier way? Is it that there IS no easier way for the effect we want? Well, in this case, I think it is well worth it. Each of of these pieces gets better, more refined - an excellent example of the benefits of working in a series.

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    3. Yes, it's a lovely palette! Doing this was just a necessary part of the image I'm making so it's a matter of just getting on with it.Thank you for your kind words about the series of Life Stories. Life 4 remains a firm favourite, but I also like the last one, Mitochondrial Roots. They succeed for me when the words and the technique are the best I can do.

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Portrait in parts

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...