Tuesday, 27 November 2012
I like to store old test pieces, even ones that didn't make it any further than trying an idea or playing to see what happens. "Playing" with materials is an important part of how I work and I like to look back on these test pieces after a period of time, weeks, months or years. Sometimes I surprise myself or I only notice connections in my thinking after time has elapsed.
I have been stitching my latest test pieces onto a sheet of felt, in small clusters to see how they work together and to design from. It's also a good way to store them as they have grown in number! I noticed afterwards how beautiful the back was. Thought I would share this with you.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Thursday, 1 November 2012
These Chinese lanterns/Winter Cherry, have just turned up in my garden this year! I can't remember planting any seeds so these beauties must have self-seeded themselves by the pond. I could not have designed a better spot for them, self seeded plants always know where to go...