Another week seems to have flown past and I have put it to use sorting out my studio, this chair was in the corner looking very unloved, after an attack with patterned tissue paper and paint it is no longer unloved ;) I wish I had a before shot, but I forgot to take one!
I have also been working on new ideas for projects, this is an preliminary plan for an eagle collage... watch this space!
My sketchbook is where I work on ideas, to me it is a place where I experiment rather than just sketch.
|My sketchbook, filled with ideas|
I have also been using some of the hundreds of photographs I took over the summer. One trip was to Abbotsford House in the Scottish borders and I found buckets of inspiration to keep me busy.
This wonderful wallpaper is in the Drawing room of the house and was hand painted in China. My photos in no way do it justice as flash photos are not permitted, so if you want to have a close up view this link to the Drawing room will give you a much better idea of its beauty.
|Abbotsford Drwaing room|
As you can see I used the photos as ideas to work on further. This may become a starting point for a larger piece, or an embroidered panel.
The background was Gelli printed and the branches were collaged. A bit of digital messing about to see if I like the background darker. I often do this as it enables me to see if things would look better with a change of tone or colour,