Well, after having been around the block [still channelling Quincy Jones here] with blog/no blog/Instagram, here I am back again.
Many thanks to everyone who tried to follow the blog when it moved to Weebly, who proved to be particularly hopeless at blog hosting. Then I thought I’d rely on Instagram, keep it fresh and so on, but no, some idiot decided to have a go at copying my account, disappointingly badly too, I must say.
So I’ve ditched IG for the time being, quite possibly forever. It’s a shame, I liked it, but I can’t bear being messed around. No harm to any of my followers though, and thank you for all the support. Not the support from Instagram though, who are also particularly hopeless, so that puts me off too.
So, whinging aside, I hope everyone is well, as indeed there are unfortunately more important things afoot. So here’s some hopefully nice pictures, for your entertainment.
A collection of finished landscapes, all mounted and ready to go to the framers, hopefully to go in some exhibitions next year. Below, some individual pieces; they are all smaller than A3 size.
I thought it would be interesting to try out a few pieces in a mix of white and cream screen printed fabrics, and to add some porcelain pieces too, below.
I admit some black and more gold crept in, and the porcelain didn’t really want to be involved as much as I wanted it to be. It is creamy coloured and looks wrong on a strong white. Above and below, some pieces in progress.
Time now to get out the sewing machine to get going with that stage of the making. The prints are based on fossils, moths and flowers from my own thermofax screens, printed using acrylic paint. There is appliquéd fabric too.
As a complete change, I thought a touch of tropical colour would be fun to work with next. I got these two pieces of stored work out ready to chop them up and repurpose them, but it turns out I quite want to keep them as they are, and finish them, albeit with dark glasses on, especially for the chappie on the left.
I’m hoping, but not promising, to make some more colourful work. I can’t help thinking that the inevitable black and white may creep in, but I resolutely have little piles of brightly coloured fabrics around to prompt me.