Doreen - you must get out the soluble paper. There's so much you can do with it.
Marie - just loved your collage a day blog. Great idea.
Today I have had my apprentice in to help with some embellishing. Lauren loves the embellisher and she helped me with the background for the Genetics of the Fruit bowl piece. The splashes on her jacket are part of its pattern. Honestly!
Now we plan a sequel which will be called 'Apples and Origins'. It will continue the fruit bowl theme but will combine with the Adam and Eve piece that I blogged about a while ago. You will gather from this that I have lots of pieces on the go at once. They only ever all get finished when an exhibition looms.
There will be fig leaves involved, too and the Adam and Eve figures. I've got a rough sketch but will work it up into a design. Must teach Lauren properly. We decided on the same shape as Genetics so we got cracking by ironing on Bondaweb and foiling it. Then Lauren started adding silks and denim fibres. She really loved these. (Cool).
I will continue at the Festival of Quilts, building up the surface with chiffon and making holes to insert the stitched pieces. Do come and have a look if you are at the NEC next week
Must go now as there is a thunderstorm and we tend to disconnect the telephone wires ever since our telegraph pole got hit by lightning and wiped out everything from the pcs, modems, faxes to the phones.
My mother used to open both the front and back doors when there was a storm so that the lightning bolt could go straight through. Our house had both doors on the same side so we always used to joke about putting a notice up in the hall 'Lightning, this way!'