These designs were for a project last year which was inspired by the “Soulmates” pages in the Guardian and Religion clothing which I really liked at the time.It was fun trying to photograph them on the dressmaker’s dummy who has wonky breasts since she fell over and squashed one!
So, I got my portfolio handed in and came home where I decided to unpick all the work I’d done over the weekend and re-do it! it was worth it though as it looks much better, the problem being that time is marching on and getting 12 pieces done by May 12th is going to be impossible if I keep unpicking it .
I’m working at home today to save petrol, angry French people are on the radio discussing May’68, they are all talking at once which is so annoying but I’m too lazy to get up and switch it off. If I did I would hear the Curlews swooping about outside and the Swallows who have suddenly reappeared this very morning.
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- Garden Work. I’m trying to invent a bag using and odd sized cyanotype print and a gorgeous turquoise felt circle I got from @thosejoestoes at @woolfestuk on Friday ...Day 5 of #justacard week - “happy dance” performed by A highly trained witchmountain bear ( available for a very reasonable price from my website although you will have to train him yourself)Day 4 of #justacardweek - is “What’s New” so here is what I’ve been working on today .... jars for cyanotype kits ( because so many people want to know how it’s done), fresh batches of cards hot off the press & slooow stitching on an original #cyanotype piece for sale at @artinthepen next month. I’ve also been sending real paper letters to some of my favourite places in the hope of finding some new stockists because this isn’t a hobby, it’s a business after all and the message of @justacard is to encourage sales not just passive “liking” ******** Big shout out to @chestersbytheriver and @inkdropsbox my two newest stockists and a giant thank you to @rupestar for all the moral support and for putting up with all the blue stains on the kitchen table xSolstice thoughts- Last night I set my alarm for 4am, intending to get up to watch the sunrise, but when the time came I was pinned to my bed with inertia - wishing I had a tribe to stay up with all night and swim with at dawn wearing flower garlands in our hair; like that picture of Tove Jansson. This morning all the photographs on social media made me cry and I realised that I’m exhausted and disheartened with self promotion, I long to escape the tyranny of social media and spend days learning herbalism or digging a garden or building a treehouse or just drawing, sharing coffee with friends, or dancing in a field for goodness sake! ****** I found these drawings just now in a #sketchbook from 1990, full of angsty introspective doodles and embarrassing confessions and realised that not much has changed yet everything has changed. ********* Happy midsummer #solstice - time to make coffee and plans xxx
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