Monday, 27 June 2016

Print & Dye

Last week I went on a Print & Dye workshop at Littleheath Barn.

I took along my Artfull-Attaché as inspiration for the colours I wanted to use.

In the morning we printed with dye mixed with manutex.






In the afternoon we dyed plain fabrics - although we could Shibori techniques if we wanted to.  However mine have come out quite pale so I haven't photographed them.

I also took some drawings to be made into Thermofax screens.  I traced the birds form my photos and then John made them into screens.  Here I've printed onto fabric.


I'm really rather excited about them!!!

Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice

 

Friday, 24 June 2016

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Rinda's Photo Scavenger Hunt started on June 1st.  However you can join in anytime.  Find out more on Rinda's blog.

I usually start quite late on but this year I decided I would get going.  You can find out how I did in 2015 and 2014.   Each year there's a different list.

This year's list:
1. A "wild heart" - a naturally occurring heart (like the rock above, but it doesn't have to be a rock)
2. A footprint or pawprint
3. A skeleton, bone or x-ray
4. A book or magazine read during 2016
5. A porch or deck
6. A camper (caravan)
7. A family gathering
8. A drawing, art project, artistic photograph, scrapbook page, greeting card, or art journal page created by you.
9. Someone playing with, in, or around water.
10. A bicycle

11. Fresh produce
12. A window
13. The moon
14. A buffet of food
15. A team logo
16. A map showing a trip taken during the time period
17. Twins
18. A supermarket cart, basket or trolley full of groceries 
19. A seasonal cocktail or beverage
20. Someone laughing
21. A photograph of you with a newspaper or calendar page from the time period covered in the Hunt. Note: you may not use a substitute for this item.

Alternatives - if you're having trouble finding any of the above, you may substitute from this list (but you may not substitute for item #21):
alternative 1: a lighthouse
alternative 2: a baby (human or animal)

Here are my first photos 
3. A skeleton, bone or x-ray
 

5. A porch or deck
A boat deck

A deck outside a cafe

Of course in the UK, porch means something different from in the US, so here is the porch at the front of my house.

10. A bicycle

12. A window
I saw this one 

but then found this one

14. A buffet of food
It was rather dark in the hotel where I was having a buffet breakfast so I took a photo of the sign instead.

16. A map showing a trip taken during the time period
A map of the bus route when I visited York.

Number 13 on the list is The Moon and I had hoped to take a photo of the strawberry moon on Monday evening but sadly it was too cloudy.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Glimpses of Jesus 25

Glimpses of Jesus in the Old Testament is a year long bible study written by Simon Clay of Jubilee Church Solihull.   You can join in at any time.

Today's post is about Psalm 22 in which the psalmist describes pain and suffering which foretells the death of Jesus.

I was really struggling to find how I was going to produce a journal page for this and was amazed to find Microsoft clipart images in Publisher that I could use.  I turned the image through 90 degrees and added the nail clipart and the words.


Do have a look back through the posts on the Glimpses of Jesus blog where you will find links to other people's art and poetry.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice