Thursday, 12 April 2012

Inspired by...........................

Inspired by the landscape paintings of Carry Ackroyd.

This particular image is based on a small section of this photo taken some time ago. One of many taken when I was lucky enough to have a ride in a hot air balloon. An experience I thoroughly enjoyed despite being rather nervous of heights.

The addition of the birds is a flight of fancy. I added them since Carry Ackroyd generally adds birds and animals to her own paintings. Techniques used: applique, free machine embroidery, with some bondaweb additions for the birds themselves.


  1. What a lovely idea Mandy and a great interpretation of the Inspired by.... theme.
    Will you bring it to London on Saturday so we can see it please?
    I'm a real country girl at heart and this is right up my street!
    Well done

  2. Thanks so much Ann. Yes, I shall bring it along for you to see on Saturday. See you then.

  3. Thank you Wil.
    Best wishes,

  4. Mandy this is beautiful! I love the texture in the fields especially. And the addition of the birds was wonderful!

  5. looks very realistic when you compare it to the photograph. Well done
    irene MacWilliam

  6. Thanks Irene, I do appreciate your comments.