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Sunday, 8 March 2009

100th blog

Well if my adding up is correct this is my hundredth blog,many thanks to all who have taking the time to look at it and comment it is very satisfying to know that someone does read it.I find it amazing how generous bloggers are with their help and sharing ideas it is a great community.So if anyone would like to leave a comment I will do the usual names in a hat and announce it next Sunday,the giveaway is for one of the indigo dyed nuno felted scarves shown below,or if you prefer one of the notebooks shown in last weeks blog.

Yet another book,this one was ordered in Jan but has only just come, and it is great, she covers random screenprinting,gelatin,discharge,soy wax batik,rubbings,stamping using found objects and discharge printing among others.It is written well with clear instructions so is enjoyable to read and really makes you want to start at once,I love books like this. Using found object stencils.

A serendipity moment.






Gelatin plate printing.Rayna Gillman `s book covers most aspects of surface design and is a joy to read.




This was a mock up for one of my final pieces for the masterclass,the general opinion was it was too blue should look more like rock strata and the strips of felt needed to go right across the piece ,so back to the drawing board. With Angie we had a "what did I buy this for day",I took some lutrador which I have not done much with as I find it very stiff to sew into, this bowl was lace machine sewn between 2 sheets of 70 lutrador then placed over an upturned bowl and zapped with a heat gun,much to my amazement it stayed in a bowl shape and I painted when I got home,I thought I could put a few eggs into it for Easter.






I bought this glass piece at Brewery Arts in Cirencester, as I fell in love with it.





15 comments:

maggi said...

Please include me in your giveaway and as much as I love the scarves I cannot wear anything wool so please can I request a notebook if I win? The new book looks very interesting, no doubt we will be seeing some samples here in the not too distant future. The glass piece is so lovely, no wonder you fell for it.

Genie said...

Congratulations on your 100th blog
The scarves are beautiful
have a great week

Carol said...

Oh and me and me those scarves are too too yummy. I LOVE the glass piece I can see why you would love it, it is stunning. Happy century! Love the blog, love what you do, so keep it up.

lisette said...

loooove that bowl - i have sme stiff lutradur too and i think i might give that technique a go.

could you please put my name in the hat for one of those gorgeous scarves? indigo and nuno felting are both magic - something alchemical seems to happen when you play with them

Individual Surrender said...

wow, 100! that's quite something. i'm still so new to this. it is already a little community though - you're right.

thanks for your sweet and thoughtful comment about parenting on my blog. it's just nice to know i'm not the only one who thinks it's hard to be a mom.

i like your blue felt piece. i must say though, that i agree that it would be cool to see the colors go across the whole piece. i don't think i would have thought so by myself, but the suggestion rings true.

so nice to be in contact with creative people. again, thanks for sharing!

Doreen G said...

That looks like a very interesting book Pippa and I love the bowl you made.
Count me in you draw please--have to be in it to win it don't I.

Jeannie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! The bowl is wonderful. I would not have thought to place it over a bowl. I would have purchased the glass piece also! It is beautiful. Do you pick up ammonites at the shore? They are so fantastic. I hope you have as much fun with Rayna's book as I have! Have a wonderful week. Cheers.

Sue B said...

congratulations on the 100th post!

Sue said...

Happy bloggiversary! The Rayna Gillman book is lovely, isn't it? I bought the gelatine but haven't had time to play yet. I need to find a way to schedule playtime into my life on a regular basis. Love the scarves.

maggi said...

Thanks for your comment about the flower piece. If you are interested, there is something different that I have just put on from Beth's course.

ANNA said...

LOve your work - the scarves are beautiful and I would love to win one so please enter me in your draw. THe book looks intersting too - but do I really need yet another book???

Sandy said...

The scarves are lovely. I haven't tried nuvo felting. The bowl and the mockup are great. I love books like that too that make me want to experiment.

sharon young said...

Congrats to you, Pippa, and thanks for sharing so many wonderful things with us on your blog.
Yes please, do put my name in the hat, I adore Nuno felt and these scarves look wonderful.
No wonder you fell for the glass piece, it's stunning.
Love the look of the new book to , it looks as if it has some great ideas in it.

WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

This is all looking fabulous and I especially love your bowl. congratulations on your 100th post. I hope there'll be lots more!

Guzzisue said...

happy blogversary!! thanks for you comments on rust dying, I've never tried it before so was interested to see what happened :-)