I have not been idle this last week- hoorah. I have been scouring the internet for antique french fabrics because in my upcoming book I want to devote some space to the inspiration antique fabrics can offer.I also love old fabric steel books but the price for them is somewhere out in the stratosphere- I wonder what the lowly clerks who pasted the fabrics into the books and carefully wrote descriptions would have thought how much their work is worth now? I think it's the combination of the hand written ledgers and the hand cut fabrics that is so appealing . I have also fallen in love with a few bits of fabric, but most of it is tooo expensive , so then the only option is too make your own, but with an eye to the fact that I am very drawn to things that look as if they have been made by hands rather than machines. So I combined my indienne inspired bird fabric linocut with a flower linocut and some random dots- and worked in a totally uncharacteristic colour for me- pink. What do you think?
I spent some time with my daughter last week working on the logistics for the book I am working on, and we went out and about in search of some inspiration and found this lovely bunch of roses. The trouble with the book is that somehow it does not feel like work and I am having trouble sitting down to the actual writing because that idea has become fixed in my brain - so I am trying to overcome that idea by writing things down in long hand rather than on the computer- more like cues and getting the chapters sorted in my head and on paper.And the great white heron was there again last Friday on our walk- this must be his" beat"- the creek was quite swollen from recent rain.