Still a little obsessed with my latest project – Beach Clean Art, I have set this oh-so-cute square vase filled with monbretia in front of one of my in-progress paintings and surrounded it with bits and pieces I have collected from the beach whilst doing my bit for the 2 Minute Beach Clean.
using these beach clean pieces for a backdrop again, this time complete with beach clean ‘Cleopatra’
and Tate Modern brooch
Tate Modern is selling these as a fund raiser to celebrate the new extension – exciting times, I hope to visit soon.
I have been developing the background canvases I showed you in this post, with a bit of stamping
A very roughly drawn ammonite (with a pencil) on the back of a polystryrene pizza packing disc has created some pretty good stamps I think.
I’ve been playing with bits of beach-clean to see which will make the finished piece.
These pieces are just laid on with no fixings whilst I decide – fixing everything securely is what takes the time – that is the work – all else is play.
I like the idea of fixing the smaller canvas to the larger, creating a little shelf – ooo i am having fun!
What do you think – does it work?
Joining in with Cathy’s inspired international garden flowers meme
Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Monbretia with morning dew.
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The sun is out and I’m wanting to wear bright colours and have them all around me!
it was iHanna who inspired me to wear turquoise nail varnish, and then I found all these other gorgeous colours too – yummy! Loving the combination of turquoise, orange and acid green.
The clothes above are floral print trousers from Landsend (last year), a Boden orange cardigan (a few years ago) and a T-shirt from, I can’t remember where. With bright pink shoes they all put a Spriiiiiiinnnnnnnggg in my step 🙂
And these needlepoint daffodil squares are just the colours I want around me at the moment:
I created the pattern and these 16′ squares about 10 years ago, and they have been sitting in a roll waiting for me to do something with them. Crazy! Should they be framed as pictures or used as cushion covers – I know I am bad at making decisions but this is ridiculous!
AND I would like to be able to sell the charts for them – now where have I stored those things …
A Spring clean is needed – and SOON!