Monday, April 25, 2011
Easter and Anzac Day...
i hope everyone has had a lovely Easter and not indulged too much....its back on track for me tomorrow..... too many hot cross buns and choccies and my jeans were a bit tight today....:(
It is Anzac Day today and each year the crowds get bigger not just here but around the world in France and Gallipoli. My friend Merry exhibited this quilt at the quilters Easter exhibition using all her families photos and information....the photos were kindly taken on charlies iphone as i forgot the camera ...again ! and the qualities not that good, i wish i couldve gotten really good closeups to see the lovely details...like the stuffed frames and needle felted Gallipoli and poppies...she hand painted in the pyramids and threw the whole thing together in a couple of weeks :]
Jenny and i had a little exhibition at the Bendigo Textile Artists next door and received lots of favourable comments which was encouraging.....we were the ladies with white gloves who tried to look knowledgeable [how did they make this or whats this? hows this been knitted?] having been to only one meeting i was a bit in the dark but used technical terms like water soluble plastic to fluff my way through it..;)
There are lots of talented ladies in both the quilters and textile group and was lovely to see it all on display.
i made these this little collages, 5x7 using the last of tissue paper pattern scraps. i couldn't find any flowers so made them by wiping calico over a tim holtz ink pad and then rinsing them to spread the ink. The stems i wrapped in masking and swiped them with another ink pad.i stamped some of the srips to use as base... i love it when you don't have something and have to make something from nothing :)