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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

postcards part 2...

as promised, postcard number two...

this time vibrant colours, reds and orange and pink all scribbled together with my embellisher, a piece of net holding down all the loose ends till they are meshed together...have to be careful and remove the pins!


then the fun of stitching, adding in even more colour, but leaving the new 'fabric' fairly loose and textured...


as with the first postcard I painted up a piece of paper, this time printing it against a piece of corrugated cardboard which created a nice ribbed appearance so it wasn't a 'flat' black...

and this of course led to a whole lot of printing fun which diverted me for a while...I may show some of this next time, I even started a new sketchbook! I love how one thing leads to another, and having paints out is just so tempting...

my lovely sewing machine which I keep just for stitching paper and other 'naughty' things then stitched the layers together, first in black, then I decided a contrasting pink would be better...



and here are the two postcards finished , achieved and done...hopefully leading the way to more creativity and fun and more completed artwork this year, working small certainly helps. We shall see...


hope you're having a creative fun week too...

Emmax


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

postcard play...

new year...daughter mine returned to her place of education and parties...house cleared of post Christmas 'stuff'...been down to the studio to visit and stash decorations...but how to recommence making??

Last year life took centre stage over making...this year I want to do things differently and put creating to the forefront as I am sure it holds the key to life. It is so easy to allow life to roll you along, this year it is my intention that my focus is on creativity and on my art...whatever that proves to be.

I was talking to a friend who is a printmaker and ceramicist (if you want a label)...she's a creative soul to her fingertips. I asked what sparks her creativity and she said it can be anything, perhaps a snippet of something textured which will set her off on a process of exploring...and with the alchemy that is printmaking, happy accidents may produce wonderful results. But the process is key.

So thank you Helen @ Delicate Stitches who was busy making postcards for an exhibition. I found myself making 2 small pieces, exploring adding paper to textiles, which has helped me to start back in an easy, accessible, achievable fashion...and a little bit different and rather exiting! I am learning to love paint and paper, and I adore stitching paper. I didn't send them in, just made them, a catalyst to start me making again.









second one next time...


Emmax