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Saturday, 5 March 2022

Orchids at Kew

 5th March 2022


On Thursday I visited the Orchids exhibition at Kew which was from Costa Rica took lots of photos, hope you enjoy....









...wonderful sculptures using a wire frame and plants...






...a stunning display in the central pool...




....loved these sea turtles...



a beautiful bird



..playful monkeys covered in moss...





...exquisite archways...











...pillars covered in exotic plants...










...an amazing exhibition with so many beautiful colours and shapes!!!!

Next I visited another exhibition by artist ZADOK BEN-DAVID....

this was stunning!!!


Cut out aluminium painted black about 5feet tall, all his structures have shadows. loved it!



This room was amazing...


all these small floral structures were black as you entered the room...


...waking round slowly revealed the other side was painted in beautiful colours....


...this photo does not give justice to the beauty of this creation!





Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Contemporary tulips fabric collage

 23rd February 2022

I wanted to make a tulip picture for my wall and trolled through Pinterest for ideas and came across a painting by Keesvanderwettering which really inspired me!

Selected background fabrics from my hand dyed stash....


....kantha stitched the silk and machined the others with variegated threads...


....drew out the design and traced then cut out the templates, however I forgot to reverse the tracing strips so the next stage doesn't look quite like this!!!


I backed the silk fabrics with bondaweb to help prevent fraying....


...all pieces in place...



...finally stitched with a darker thread...


....I didn't notice the two little threads while taking the photo!!!

This 6" square canvas is now on my wall and I rather like it!

Not sure what I will do next, maybe one of my unfinished pieces from my stash....