Monday, 15 September 2014

The Bloomsbury Group

just a few images .........

Duncan Grant
Duncan Grant

Duncan Grant's studio
Vanessa Bell

- lovely book

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

3D Right-Angle-Weave Chunky Bracelet

There are books around explaining this technique.  
However, some simple RAW instructions are on these links :

Monday, 4 August 2014

Patterns from Andalucia

Alcazar, Seville.

Alcazar, Seville.

Alcazar, Seville. Wall Pattern (wood)

Alcazar Seville.

Alcazar, Seville.

Alcazar, Seville.

Alcazar, Seville.

Mesquita, Cordoba.



Rooftop view in Seville

Shopping Market - Seville

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Flowers - July (UK)

Some of the flowers in the garden at the mo.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Jean-Paul Gaultier (iii)


I felt really inspired to do something with my J-P G photos, (from his exhibition), and have been making small painted sketches.  I used one idea of  'pattern', and played with it in Photoshop.  I cut out some of the picture, which I then felt looked like fabric cut pattern pieces - back to Square One! :)

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Chine Colle

To make a good chine colle - (pronounced sheen collay) - print you would need to use a Press, as the very thin paper you adhese as 'added colour/pattern' will then look integrated into the print - 

however, you can make false chine colle prints using a Gelli Plate by applying the additions, (which would be on very thin paper), before printing over, or afterwards - as collage.   

Using calligraphic rice paper is excellent - (tissue paper can also be used, but make sure it is the correct quality).  Using a printer, find a design/colour/shape that you like, and print onto the rice paper, cut out your shape and adhese this on to your print.

I have used Nori Paste adhesive, which is excellent.
. . . apologies - as I don't know who the artists are that have made these lovely prints - unfortunately they aren't mine :(

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Jean-Paul Gaultier - Barbican 2014 (ii)

These are just a few personal photos I took at the exhibition - 
I was interested in texture and pattern.
It's quite a substantial exhibition, and worth visiting, but find the 'talking' models a bit disconcerting!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Fireworks - Photoshopped Abstracts

These 'abstracts' were all 'Photoshopped' from the original photos (below)


original awful photos! :(

I basically used "Cutout", then played with various other options - "embossed", "extruded",just changing the degrees