Really just been messin’ lately. With blue.
I started by painting up a load of tissues which didn’t work. Not even sure what possessed me! Well I am actually. I wanted to make some book covers and frankly, just do something messy. The paint looked delicious when they were wet, but most were sadly disappointing when dry. It dried up into the ridges and looked promising…
I tore some into strips and added extra fabric dye down the edges, just because I know I like edges. I think I will use these on a small bower house in some way. They look nice laid against the rusty frame.
I’ve been looking at it for a while to let ideas take hold in my head. One is emerging but I need to experiment a little first. These houses are part of my cabinets of curiosities work, and having given myself a brief to work within I’m contemplating whether or not I need to expand it. I shall see.
I want to take a little something away with me to stitch so I may try and develop things and take a bit of blue. When life is especially tiring you just need to have a bit of stitchery to trust into your fingers and let them get on with it. I’m going to Ireland for a few days following a workshop in Stroud. I need to recharge and am so looking forward to a break. I will be in the depths of some lovely inland countryside, then right on the edge of the kingdom between land and sea. Can’t wait!