I've been surprised and delighted by the response to the challenge that I threw out to all our DMTV subscribers last week. Looks as though the idea of recording favourite subjects and significant events over a period of 3 months appealed to lots of people and I am so looking forward to seeing what everyone produces.
Barbara sent me her first 3 pages and already she's anticipating the kind of things I was planning to suggest!
Having been invited to a Hindu pre wedding celebration, Barbara was inspired by the colours and patterns she experienced.
That led her to make a lovely embellished heart in typically vibrant reds and gold. This translation from paper to fabric techniques is exactly how I'll be treating my own diary. I'd like to thank Barbara for generously allowing me to share the images! I'm going to have to work hard to keep ahead of her and our other creative members it seems!
My own desk is beginning to look quite busy though. I'm loving the cardboard printing we've been exploring on DMTV and printmaking is definitely one of the quickest ways I know to amass lots of work.
I've returned to some of my favourite subjects and I'm sure a few of these prints will find their way into my Art Diary. I love to integrate separate sheets of paper into a conventional sketchbook so they look as though they were always meant to be there! It's also so satisfying to include lots of different weights and types of paper instead of relying solely on the original pages.
Still can't get away from my favourite birds!
Thanks for reading today - I'll be back again soon. Linda x