Sunday, 27 May 2018

Secrets of the City


It's amazing how I keep getting caught out by events at the moment. Perhaps I'm trying to keep too many plates spinning, or  attempt to joggle with too many balls.

It was a complete surprise to receive the Secrets of the City quilt back this week from the Quilts UK show held in Malvern last weekend. I had of course mailed it off but that was quite some weeks ago. A receipt duly arrived before I had even thought to track it, and after that the quilt simply vanished completely from my mind, as did the fact the show was even on.
So it was very satisfying for it to be handed over by our postie, and discover a Judges Merit rosette inside the package, together with the quilt.

This is one of my pieces inspired by our visit to New York (now already more than 2 years ago!) and you can read more about it here.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Art Cards 134 - 142

Nine days seem to have past (where have they gone?!) and here is the next set of 9 art cards to keep them company. Remember these cards are part of my #365somethings2018 project on Instagram where I hope to end up with 365 cards, one for each day of 2018. If you want to see them appear individually each day you can find them all on my Instagram feed.
You will have seen some of these cards before as they were part of the set of 9 that I made as my May Project for Stencilgirl® Products in my capacity as monthly Guest Designer. You can therefore find a step-by-step tutorial for these on the Stencilgirl®Talk webpage. I am feeding all these cards gradually into my stream of numbered cards for each day of 2018.

In fact I tend to make them in sets as far as the backgrounds are concerned and then add details as and when I have time, trying to keep ahead of the day I need to upload them. It's fun!.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

It is Round

The letter R was our prompt for Joggles Art Journal Adventures this week. I found a quotation by Dada Bhagwan that reads: "This world has been changing from times immemorial. But because it is round one cannot find an end to it". It inspired me to work with as many circle stencils (from different sources) as I could find and many layers of colours, finishing off with black and white. I used quite a few of my Lindy's Magicals too. It started to look like the universe.
I then went to my stack of gelli plate printed pages and punched more circles from them. They were glued onto the pages as shown to represent planets and the sun.
I hand wrote the quotation using a white marker but it didn't show up too well on the page so I also added it in black on the big circles. There is a lovely bit of gold sparkle on the pages (in an A5 journal) but sadly this is very hard to spot on the pictures.

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