I've finished my work for the forthcoming exhibition at John Clare and no I'm not going to finish the big piece, it would be a pity not to give it the full treatment and my energy levels are very low at the moment. So rather than beat myself up about it my thoughts have turned to Christmas presents. I don't think the recipient of this one looks at my blog but she will know instantly who it is for if she does. This is all about the dogs and the beach we walk on in Ullapool, we should have been there at the end of October but the appointment with the neurologist clashes and is a priority at the moment.
Printing and dyeing have also been going on.
These are three separate directions I'm going in for some ideas for new work and just because I was enjoying the process. The first two are homemade blocks and the third is a tree stencil that I keep coming back to.
Husband's birthday today (we celebrated on Saturday) that meant our eldest daughter is enjoying a stay with us. We have both been printing and dyeing and today we felt like stitching, so out with the 'omiyage' book
and we have produce four little chrysanthemum bags.
These will hold gifts of jewelry, silk scarves or chocolate and I usually make a dozen or so so that I can create a last minute prezzie as the need arises. I will use my hand printed papers to make tags to go with them. I think Lucy is now addicted to making them as well - nice to start up a tradition!