Sunday, 21 March 2010

Silk painting, Spring and ladybirds

The Art Group I go to had a visiting teacher last week, who showed us the basics of silk painting. I think I may have found a new craft obsession (because I don't have enough of THOSE).

I dyed a scarf in shades of gold, and made this panel. It started out as cherry blossom, but I think it toook a detour into hydrangea somewhere along the way.


I also made this more abstract one, I'm planning to use it as a background and embroider over it. At first I thought beach and sea, but now I'm seeing more dry stone wall in the foreground with fields behind. What do you think?



Its officially Spring now, and someone must have told the garden because suddenly there are loads of flowers out. I've even got one small purple carnation, but I think maybe its a bit confused.

I had a lovely piece of post during the week, when I recieved this beautiful ladybird fob from Mylene. Isn't it just stunning? And yes, the daffs are in the garden

13 comments:

Nancy said...

I don't blame you for having this new obsession! It really is pretty and looks so fun. The first thing I thought of with the one you will use as a background is stones at a lake.

The gift you received is just beautiful! And your Daffodils are wonderful! Spring has so many pretty sites to offer.

jane said...

How nice to find a new obsession - a girl can never have too many..lol. Your pieces are very pretty and I agree the background one reminds me of a dry stone wall ( strangely I love them, they are fascinating things)Your gift from Mylene is lovely and the daffs look great - ours are only just thinking about flowering!

Barb said...

The silk painting is super duper Christine, the second one yes definately dry stone wall and maybe its my eyes but can I see a sheep or two there lol. Nice gift from Mylene spring is springing in Cornwall.

Julie said...

Lovely fob from Mylene, so nice to see the daffs out, the sunshine today has made mine open up too.

I cna see why you might have a new obsession, they looks amazing, dry stone wall it think it looks like, looking forward to seeing what your creative juices do to that piece.

Mylene said...

Great job on the art work, Christine. All looks lovely!

So happy to hear about the fob, the daffodils are beautiful-haven't seen them yet around, mostly snowdrops and crocuses.

Linda said...

Your silk painting is gorgeous. I can see a lovely field with little field flowers behind the wall. I am afraid that if I took up silk painting I would soon produce a mess.

Ranae said...

Wow! I love the silk painting, looks fun and very creative.
Happy spring!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Christine, you're a whiz at anything you put a hand to!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Amazing fabric- you are certainly talented at this.

I have chosen you for the Sunshine Award, please pop to my blog to receive it :)

Sally said...

Wow your silk painting looks gorgeous Christine.

It's lovely to see the flowers blooming isn't it? I have some daffs coming out.

Hazel said...

Oh wow Christine - what a post! I absolutely love your silk painting. Love it! I think I could very well join you in that obsession. Lovely gift from Mylene as well. Lucky you. I love that fob.

Karan said...

Oh they are both gorgeous! Definitely dry stone wall, fields & a glimpse of the sea in the distance. Beautiful fob from Mylene & a fabulous daffodil display. :0)

Cindy's Stitching said...

Those are so pretty. You did an amazing job. The flowers are pretty