Monday, 17 September 2012

something different

I took a workshop this weekend with Martyn Brewster, entitled 
The Painterly Print.     A tad out of my comfort zone, but utterly
brilliant.  Silk screen monoprinting, and so much more.

I am learning to love acrylic paint (did I really say that?) 
Brain so full by the end of day one I couldn't even cut paper
straight.  Loved the process.   This could be the beginning of 
a new journey of discovery.

Mark One

Yes, I am still slowly stitching.   Border detail - Indian Applique

Then there are the indigo plants to process tomorrow.  
Their growth is slow this year, which has given me a little
window during a busy time.    I have been looking for signs
of the flowers emerging, they will appear very soon I think!

Monday, 10 September 2012

September Sunday

First thing, a little chill in the air as we set off to Portland Bill.

There were swallows and martins beginning to gather before setting of on their annual migration across the English Channel to Africa for the winter. Our weather wasn't kind to them this year.

The sun peeked out from the clouds, and although there was a little breeze it was very pleasant having a picnic sitting on the cliff top just gazing out over the calm sea.

The field opposite the bird observatory had been planted up with sunflowers now ready and ripe for a last feed before the birds set out on their travels.

After lunch it was time to visit the Harmonic Fields. "a sensory journey. An ensemble of 500 instruments played by the wind.". You might like to try this link Strangely beautiful, especially as the wind is pretty strong on the cliff top.