Funny how sorting and organising is contagious, I have been delving into cupboards, drawers, stacking boxes - making a complete mess into the bargain. I have unearthed some real treasures in the process which I am delighted about.
I found all my College work, spent a little time with a cuppa perusing the pages of my sketchbooks - anyone who knows me, knows I do love a sketchbook, oooh and a mood board, and a concept board which is why I have a lot of them It was so nice to revisit the process in which I created the work I made at Cleveland College. Very happy days, it has made me think about starting a new book, it always creates inspiration as a starting point for new work. It is increasingly hard when you are out of your creative environment to keep the momentum going!
I digress, (well it is called the ramblings of.....) I also found some newer pieces I created which I had not managed to photograph as the light has been so poor of late. A sunny day spurred me on to take images on my favourite prop the lovely old book. Here are a few of the pieces, definitely still in my grey phase....
teeny tiny felt, lace & crochet corsages
Slate grey corsage
muted tones embellished with vintage tiny button
my favourite linen button centre
shades of grey, accents of duck-egg blue, crochet, lace, tatting embellished with crochet pansy
natural merino wool hand-made felt with tiny mother of pearl button centres
I am working on some necklaces using vintage crochet and lace, dip dyed and embellished with trims, lace and of course mother of pearl buttons....
Until next time....... Jayne x