Thanks, Lyn. I’m supposed to be concentrating on pictures but I’d rather be experimenting with 3D shells so I will have to try to strike a balance between the two.
I can really relate to this Lindsay, I'm supposed to be making samples for the stripey scarf and perfecting the ruffled scarf but got inspired by your air plants [there is a nursery in Melbourne that sells them so you can browse through the many varieties] and Zed's post on the coil pots with decoration on the resist.
I used some bright green angelina fibres and a layer of very crimped raw wool on the resist and then two layers of 27 micron merino, which got turned inside out. I wish my photographic skills were better
My daily dose yesterday was finishing a landscape commission that I’ve been doing for a while. I trimmed the edges, worked them a little to soften them then gave the whole piece a final rinse. It’s drying now and as I’m away for a few days so I will frame it next week and the owner will collect it next Saturday. I’m reasonably happy with how it’s turned out but rather nervous about whether the person who commissioned it will like it. I’m now very clear that I’m not going to do any more commissions of a landscape from a photo that I don’t know but is very familiar to the commissioner. It’s impossible to know how they see it so I end up trying to do an exact copy of the photo which is impossible and ultimately pointless - if they want the photo then they already have it!
Oh boy Ruth that's cold (thanks for the conversion Lyn). Today was 2.5C with us but very wet so the cold was bitter and went through to the core - horrible. I much prefer a 'dry' cold, or better still a gorgeous mid 20sC sunny day.
After my hectic bookbinding workshop on Sat, a chill-out Sun, and a tidy all the bookbinding stuff away yesterday (here there and every where)....I’ve been thinking about my on-the-go project and doing online research into crafty things....hope this counts.