Tuesday, August 31, 2010
ANYWAY!!!! Thank you so much for the lovely quilted page. Ann depicted two cats sitting on a window looking out onto a beautifully quilted yard. I do have a very soft spot for a certain cat from my past. This particular Kitty got me thru some very rough teenage years and lived to the very old age of 18! i love the page Ann thank you!!!
I can't seem to find the page in all of the piles around the house so I am wondering if you might be able to post a picture. As I get things sorted I will find it and post a shot of it then!!
Big Hugs and Thanks, Ann!!!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Well, these leaves don't fly under their own power, but I'm guessing they will hitch a ride on an airplane to get to India! Which is a wordy way to say my page for Maya has been posted. LOL!
Here is a little teaser while you wait, Maya.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
The Post Office tells me that this page has arrived at Carmen's house, so here are the pics. I have particularly enjoyed the pages depicting scenes and life around the world.
As my attached letter explains, the picture is based on a photograph I took of my daughters playing in the ruins of Beeston Castle.
This rather wonderful ruin is on the top of a steep hill with magnificent views of the surrounding Cheshire Plain. The site was chosen carefully for its strategic value. Built as it was many centuries ago, it was there to help protect the English from the marauding Welsh. With a cliff to three sides and a steep hill climbing to the remaining side, the castle managed to survive for centuries eventually falling during the English Civil War. It has the benefit of an amazingly deep well, which would have been life-saving for the inhabitants during a seige.
As a family, when my daughters were young we often visited this castle. We learnt a lot about the history surrounding it whilst playing amongst the ruins. There are still regular events, where various societies come to re-enact different periods from the Castles long history.
Thanks Carmen for allowing me to wander very happily down memory lane as I put this piece together.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I'm a California gal, and you rarely go to the beach without seeing young people in the water on their surfboards. I just couldn't resist using this picture of my great grandson having his first surf lesson with his auntie. (Used with his mom's permission of course) He was quite impressed when I told him he was going to be famous, and people all over the world would see his picture.
It's a little hard to see in the picture, but I used cheesecloth for the foam with bits of beads etc for a little glitz.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I was certainly excited to receive a package from India this week! Maya made this wonderful door based on the homes in rural India. It was so interesting to hear about the way people live in another part of the world. Thank you so much, Maya. I love it!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Yes to Mandy Ann Johananna and Ruth
I was delighted to hear a short time ago, that my page for Elizabeth has just arrived.
The windows page was based on my photographs of this delightful little chapel on a bridge crossing the Great Ouse.
The picturesque town you can glimpse beside the waterfront is called St Ives. I can recommend an exploration of the area, since the town and it's small museum is well worth a visit. More photographs from my trip can be seen here.
It was great fun to interpret one of the glazed windows for Elizabeth. As you can see from the note I sent with the page, I used a number of techniques. The gessoed piece of canvas came from a damaged artists canvas I had taken to pieces. The frame will eventually be used for some screen printing experiments.........
I could not resist putting something behind the window frame.
So the window is hinged using beads, so that it can open to reveal............
Hence the title..............
The back is made using a piece of scrap silk and some mulberry paper.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
This is the page I made for Carmen in May. Carmen has the topic castles. At first I thought about sewing a Loire castle. But I arranged the towers somewhat different.
I found the walls of the original castle a lot too gray - can you be happy, in boring gray walls? A good queen has to live in a colorful castle! ;-) My interpretation of the theme "castle" is colorful!
Perhaps there a party going on.