'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Tuesday 3 February 2009

Walking in a winter wonderland

to coin a cliche. I didn't build a snowman, though. Perhaps Ronaldo's snowy ball will do instead.

I have done some more snow dyeing today, before all the snow disappears. Or not - the forecast is for more of the same. I'll show you the first lot tomorrow - it is currently drying after being washed. Looks OK but may be a bit pale when it has dried.
I have managed a second stamp, too. When I was looking at the image of the rock church for the first stamp, I was struck by this shape in the roof.

So this is stamp number two. If you think it's a big eraser - it is a fake £5 note/eraser from Hawkins Bazaar. Not quite full £5 note size but still big for an eraser.

I was going to add the stripes of the glazing bars but when I got this far I decided not to.

I tried various lay outs, including as a single image, which reminds me of Mt Fuji.

You'll notice that I haven't completely carved the background away - I think the lines give movement.

I tried a half drop arrangement, having had my memory jogged about such things by my friend A. who is recording her much more interesting stamps on her blog. Check out her travel mug inserts as well while you are there.
This is the very atmospheric scan in inverted colours. Free edge applique with sheers, possibly? If I made a textile piece inspired by this I think it would be a much freer interpretation of a landscape, but with this sort of feel.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Your phoyos are stunning especially th efourth one.