Saturday, 28 December 2013

Flowers scanned

Pressed between book pages and newsprint, all-sorted flowers heads.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Colour Archive: Bisazza Mosaico

An A4 advertisement from a forgotten magazine, advertising Bisazza Mosaico,
the luxury tile and glass mosaic designers for interior and exterior decoration.
Nice to know such Artisans still exist.
Their website:
(They have music playing in the background.)

Zoomed in, the use of tinted but clear glass works well with 
the sand colours and pretty motifs.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Odd Colours and Leaves

Royal blue and olive green leaves, with these lines that form flower heads and leaves. An interesting colour palette, at first I thought it was awkward and not very nice to look at, but actually after spending time working with the fabric itself the pattern grew on me.  

The blue so striking and seems to almost move and glow, whilst the odd touches of a mid green add a little stability.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Postcards: the last of an old species of written word

Source: Post cards/promotional material from mid 2000s for
My So-Called Life (The Tragically Normal Diary of Rachel Riley)
By Joanna Nadin

Not actually read this book and probably never will at the rate its taking me to read my way through some books, but the covers of the postcards I found are bold and amusing, with soft mellow colours and swirls. I am going through a bit of a swirl doodling obsession at the moment, so though this doesn't help with that, at least it fuels it (in felt tip like colours).

Monday, 9 December 2013

White Hibiscus and the Blue

Originally fabric I have used in some past pieces of artwork. I scanned in some of the largest parts of it before actually working with the material, simply because the pattern is gorgeous.
I've just started noticing the way the leaves swirl in on themselves. 

The slight pink at the top middle is where I spilt some dylon dye. 
This is just one of them, the quality is quite poor to save up on room. I always worry about running out, and having to go through all the scans and photos on my Google Picasa account.
Resort to Photobucket maybe?

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Pastel green, fresh and minty

Pastel green beads and lots of stitch, the silver chain stitch is particularly pretty
with this hue of green. This edging was re-used,
or at least I have taken the beads to one side to be re-used into something.  

Lots of shots placed together so they line up in places.

Silver, white and light green. Bit of ashame the decorative stitching 
and some beads were loose on this, 
could have just re-used it as it was on some tunic or dress.