Sunday, 4 October 2015
I love Autumn, I really do; the colours, the light, the soft glide from Summer to Winter. How you're surprised by the sun's unexpected warmth, the morning mist, the promise of nuts and apples and pears. How I cannot be indoors.
Funny how Django is continually on the look out, I had never truly noticed this; whilst I was watching him he kept on checking out our surroundings, a bird call, a twig snapping, footsteps, a scent perhaps...he was always aware of what was going on
Friday, 2 October 2015
new arrivals require extra space, more amenities and so there are two new kitchen areas, a cot, cooking utensils, garden furniture......other objects, such as the ping-pong table are temporarily(?) displaced and the chickens are therefore having a game in the shop, they're all making do....and having lots of fun, so I imagine. I'm not usually in the know about the goings-on in the many storied household; however, last evening as I wandered into the studio I noticed a toad hip-hopping surreptitiously under one of the shelving units and I swear I heard drumming noises....all was quite quiet once I entered; ah well, so it goes, I suppose it is only natural: the fate of all parents is to miss out on most of the fun their offspring may experience. Meanwhile I keep myself busy with the cut-offs....
Sunday, 20 September 2015
|tried to capture the spider clinging onto the flower, neither are sharp, imagine|
|the water cloth.....growing and then....|
|I'm very happy with the way the colours work together now; still have to figure out how to integrate more, am confident though|
Friday, 18 September 2015
you could end up making a mistake and then deciding to purposely continue thus.
I mindlessly started stitching small pieces together on the 'right' side and felt something was not quite right; after several pieces I sat turning and peering at the pieced-together-strip and realised what was wrong.....I'd been stitching on the right side which was the wrong side and now the right side had a very visible ridge: nice!
I continued experimenting using only white fabric; this time sewing the pieces together on the 'wrong' side, where I asked myself the following question: how does the running stitch differ from the wrap-stitch I learned from Jude of Spirit Cloth for piecing - I had never actually compared the two; the results can be seen in the following images
|the hazel curved twig happened to be hanging here, highly suitable for displaying these strips|
|GhostBird pretending to be uninterested in the experiments|