I have been a lot less active creatively this year as time has been needed on other activities - all very enjoyable but only now trying to catch up with work I have planned out but not executed. I am involved in a contemporary embroidery exhibition next year at a local Art Gallery and that is taking time, both in the organisation and in the creation of some pieces of work.
My Voyage pieces are at last on the starting blocks - I am working on developing some of my watercolour sketches to use on fabric using thickened Procion dyes - we will see how that works out! The sketches are from Norfolk on the East Coast of England where I go every year to sketch and paint with a watercolour artists group.
I am also using the East Coast as a basis for some felted and stitch pieces for the Art Gallery Exhibition. This piece is based on a sketch I did of the tidal salt marshes at Blakeney Point in Norfolk and is worked on linen with dyed threads and silk strips felted in and is now ready for some more stitching.
Looking forward to seeing everyone's pieces this year - I had better get a move on with mine!