Monday, 25 October 2010
I always feel that many people have a love hate relationship with the place they come from. Being brought up in Blackpool, I couldn't wait to get away from it, but it has always had a strange pull. There is something about its faded glamour, the stories and the wind swept beach in winter that I find stimulates my creativity. I went to see the Illuminations this weekend and found myself again thinking that it really is a fascinating and quite unique place...
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Every year at this time, I see pumpkins in the shops and think, I really wish I knew what to make with one of those. Now I think about it I don't think I even know what pumpkin tastes of, but they just seem to represent autumn so well. Maybe this is the year I'll find something (other than carving a face) to do with one...
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Saturday, 16 October 2010
I don't think I'm going to get anything creative done this weekend, we are having a carpet fitted in our house which we have been renovating for three years (very exciting!). I did however visit Liverpool Biennial yesterday so I will have to content myself with the inspiration I saw there. I particularly liked Laura Belem's piece.
Posted by Laura at 03:45
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
I often take inspiration from all types of pattern, stitch, wallpaper, textiles and patterns I see everyday in nature, squirreling them away for some future use. With the perfect autumn days we've been having I've been thinking about the colours of the leaves, the amazingly clear skys and the changing of the seasons, and how I might use this as an influence. These finds seem to some how reflect autumn for me...
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Some glimpses of what I'm working on at the moment. Working with thread is such a time consuming process, but I like the way you get to absorb yourself in the process. I also enjoy the thought of who might have owned this cushion before and the stories it has seen before I started adding my layer...