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

Dorothy Rowe

Thursday 29 October 2009

I took my own advice

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I went into my workroom today and just did stuff.

I tried out the stamps I made.  Rather pleased with those.






This is another idea from Sylvia Bramley’s book. I used the templates I’d made on Tuesday to cut out fabric and edged it with satin stitch. Yes. I know I said I’d probably work on the  mysterious mountains – but I didn’t. Maybe later.


I liked the first piece so much I made a few more, in different fabrics…






and tried arranging them in different ways.






Mmm – landscapes again. Do other people find themselves making lots of landscapes, or is it just me?





This isn’t a landscape, though. I think this was subconsciously  influenced by the giant Christmas baubles I spotted in the window of ‘Next’ this morning. [What do you mean, it’s only October?] There is a tear away stabiliser in there, but if I did want to go 3D [and I’m very tempted] it might be better to use a medium Vilene. It’s a long way from transparency and loopy thread.

I have no idea where this is all leading, but I’m having fun – and I've got lots more ideas.


In contrast, there are relatively few ideas in my Gormley-inspired book – here’s that stamp again. I do like fun foam stamps.


Unknown said...

Love teh shapes. No I don't do landscapes (can't remember when I last did) but I do seem obsessed with free machine spirals at the moment!!

Lesley said...

Hi Celia, Thanks for the inspiration from your print block and Gormley ideas. Just been making a printing block with the silhouette of a woman. Lesley