Saturday, 31 August 2013

This has proved to be a difficult subject, I expected it to be so easy!! I took plain white fabric and drew a replica of a photo I had taken whilst in Suffolk, I just love Southwold, one of my all time favorite places.
Then I coloured it in with Derwent Inktense colouring pencils, washed over it with gloss medium and then added highlights and a red felt life belt just to finish it off!

Beach Huts at Southwold

Friday, 30 August 2013

September theme

The theme for September is: Change. Let your imagination run wild :-))

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Beach Combing by Irene MacWilliam

Theme Life at the Beach

Yet again I found the theme very difficult. I took the easy way out and used a photo of my daughter and grandson on the beach. For a long time I have wanted to use this photo in my work so this has got it out of my system. The sand area is using the back of a commercial fabric that has some painting and printing on it that I did for another project. I used various colour changing threads for the parallel rows of quilting, - what a waste of time that was as they only show up on careful inspection and do not really add to it.
The only interesting thing about this piece is that it was only when I looked at my photo on the computer that I realised I had missed out some of the stitching line at the bottom of the child's sweater.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

"Block Busted"'s me playing catch up again.

My architecture piece was going GREAT....then hit a snag.  But I was working on a demo for a technique and this just seemed like the perfect time and technique for the "Breakthrough" challenge.

Even if we don't hit creative "blocks" as such, time constraints and other stresses can derail creativity on any given day. (or is that just me???)  Then the force of just "having to make art" breaks through and the creativity flows again. So here is my version of busting that block.  Appropriately titled...

"Block Busted"

Here is a view of it from the side so you can see the 3D effect.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Meeting up at FOQs

HI everyone, is there any plan to meet up at FOQs during the next few days?  I have run in to Mandy a couple of times today but was too busy to stop for a proper chat.
Love to meet all of you who might be there
Ann B

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Gable ends

I am so sorry that my own piece is late.

This shows a variety of different gable ends in the area around where I live. A number of the older houses were built in the mock Tudor style fashionable around the end of the 19th century and have black and white patterned tops to their gable ends marrying this with the local red brick. Others have interesting wooden edges leading on to whitewashed walls.

The piece is made up of bondawebbed fabrics onto to a loosely woven cheesecloth base. This has then been free machine stitched with some white pieces bondawebbed on and some extra detail added using a permanent marker.