Monday, 30 July 2018

Amanda Hislop at Oxford Summer School-Day 1....

30th July 2018

A brilliant first day on my course....

...the theme 'where sea meets shore'...

...we started by sticking torn tissue, newsprint and teabag paper onto a sheet of A3 paper....


...while this was drying we used a fine pen to draw basic lines on A3 of our theme and paint using diluted procaine dyes.....


...wax candle was also used as a resist....


....back to the dry collaged A3 for painting...


....folding and cutting came next...



...this folding produced different aspects of the larger work....


....this can be cut up in a variety of ways or be made into a book...


....I particularly liked this landscape, the shades of blue changing with the various papers used also the texture created by the collage....



.....this is a piece of A4 Khadi rag paper which I painted on both sides then will fold in another way when dry...



....such an enjoyable day and can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring........

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Quick Update!

24th July 2018

I am moving into a lovely flat and am so excited!

However before I actually move in on 6th August there has been lots of sorting and packing and ordering and so many decisions! Also I am on a course at Oxford Summer School next week with Amanda Hislop and will be catching up with creative friends at the same time.

While I was clearing and sorting I found a Kilner jar of Damson Gin that I made 3 years ago so have been bottling and tasting.....


....DELICIOUS!!

Large parcels from Ikea...



....after assemblage with the help of my sister!


It is strange but the room looks bigger with the sofa in and the stool has storage and can be used for seating if I have visitors and a place to put a tray for use as a table!!

My next post will be about my course so watch this space....