Sunday, 7 September 2014

A Summer of Design.

At the end of our last term we were set a summer project to keep us busy during the holiday.

We were asked to fill an A3 sketchbook with a documentation of our summer and to look for design opportunities in the every day.

The trees in my last post are part of this sketchbook and were inspired by the artist David Hockney and his wonderful "Yorkshire Sketchbook".

My work is a random look at places and events of the summer, Chelsea flower show,  The Tour De France in the UK, walks along the coast and various other ramblings.









On a visit to the beach in Devon I came across a wonderful bed of alliums. Such lovely shapes and colours.













                                                                                                                                                                             



So many ways to draw and paint these majestic flowers. It would be great to develop this theme further




















 I couldn't resist a little play today, green fabric, bleach as a discharge, stitch over the top and making myself stop there.


It's just over a week until term starts, our first brief will be emailed in the next couple of days and the work begins. I just love it!!

Thanks for all your lovely comments, it's great to hear from old friends.

Enjoy your week.
xox Angela.

6 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So lovely. But then everything you do is just that. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Shirley said...

Would love to see those alliums printed as a fabric line. Very nice.

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Angela lovely to view your new paintings and drawings. Love also your kantha stitchery - just gorgeous!

Dorthe said...

Angela, your drawings and paintings are beautiful, and the bleach tecnique with your lovely embroidery, a fantastic idea.
Dorthe,xo

Ornate Splendor said...

Hello, Angela
The bleach technique is so much fun - beautiful with a whimsical feel. My 12 yr old daughter recently discovered the joys of embroidery, and is also fascinated with the bleach technique - but I had never thought to combine them! She will love this - will show her today after school! Thank you for your inspiration. Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!) :)

Jillayne said...

I laughed when I read the bit about your making yourself stop... it's so hard to do that and I don't think I ever have. These pages you have worked on are wonderful, and although we are facing winter you have inspired me - I would love to keep a seasonal sketchbook.
The excitement in your posts is contagious!