Instead I have updates on three projects.
The first update is from yesterday. The first block of the second red quilt is finished.
The second update is from last week. I started a new landscape which is of some snow gums. Last week I began to add the sky and this week I have much of the background hills in place.
The lower hills were soaked in a strong tea solution and dried and this gave them a bit of rocky definition.
don't forget, There is a ton of thread painting to go on top, so I am not concerned with how harsh the value changes are at present.
The next update is from Monday's recycled collage. One of the guesses about what theme I am using is very close, but you can still ad more comments to that post until I draw the winner on Monday (or Sun in US)
Remember all the bits and pieces?
I laid out all the 'squares' and put a little bit of the plasterer's mesh in the centre of each. This mesh, which I found at a friend's home building site, is for plastering over joins in walls. It is flexible, like netting and sticky. I just added it for a bit of texture.
In the two middle rows above, you can see I have put some of my bits down to create motif ideas. None of these is set in stone, but I did like these two after playing for a while.
The top arrangement (or second row) has large circles with a small flat washer and a crinkled washer (the technical name of which escapes me right now), in the centre.
The arrangement below is composed of a circle of dyed batting, a funny little metal tube with a grey bit at the end, and a lttle gripper thingy, which could hold a piece of dowel or something circular.
I collect some of these interesting bits from my husband's workshop debris and from machines that no longer work, like cd drives and computer parts.
Anyway, I still have a bit of doctoring of parts and arranging to do before I start to put this piece together.
I don't think my theme is quite noticeable yet, but remember, keep trying here. lol. Someone has guessed very close, but the winner of the fat quarters will be a random commenter. (PS this also applys to comments on the hive)
Remember to play, it's the best route to getting creativity in your day.