Thursday, 26 February 2015

A Happy Day

26th February 2015

Up early, the rain and wind woke me!!

Pilates, worked really hard for an hour, hung the washing out as the sun came out, went for a walk with Jack and RD, sky darkened, hail stung our faces, sun came out and we walked along the prom......

....wonderful white breakers.....


.....looking north, the Big Wheel on Central Pier and the Tower....


.....walking south, 

....I love this installation, when the tide is coming it it makes a haunting sound.....

...the Blackpool High Tide Organ...


.....sorry, not a good photo....


....wonderful shapes on the prom with the glitter ball framed, on the right!


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Yesterday I made a sea horse template (followed a You Tube demo for children!)

I traced onto white cotton velvet....


.....and stitching the lines ready for indigo dyeing on my course in March...

.....also prepared some other fabrics.



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Used a painted piece of thick paper, added tissue, skeleton leaves...


.....my hand-made roller with the string coated in metallic gold...


....then a touch of bubble wrap...


.....now drying after a coat of acrylic wax, think I will make a note book cover!

Painted some rag paper then added rock salt while still wet....



.....love the subtle effect....


.....these will be background papers for collage and stitch, I think!!!

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The window box outside my kitchen, makes me smile every morning....


.....my snowdrops from Lytham Hall are doing well in a front raised bed....


....hope they will bloom next year!