Friday, 23 January 2009

New Zealand

Before Christmas I was commissioned to make two landscape style pictures that could hang together, inspired by New Zealand... interesting as I've never been there. I decided to start with the beautiful colours found in paua shells.

Then with a little bit of internet research (this is when I decide perhaps I do love computers) I started to play with some ideas.

And this has resulted in the following two stitched landscapes. (Although the photographs are not entirely true to the colours.)



These will be on their way to New Zealand in February as a wedding present for a couple I have never met. I quite like the idea of them being on a wall on the other side of the world. I just hope the recipients like them!

20 comments:

  1. How could they not love them - those colours and textures are just gorgeous. I must stop blog-hopping and do some work of my own! The trouble is, I see such lovely things on other people's blogs.

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  2. Gina your pictures are beautiful and i'm sure they will be loved very much, whats not to like? Jane x

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  3. Purple mountains and turquoise rivers - I think you've got NZ summed up Gina :-)

    Celia

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  4. Beautiful, I think they will love them!

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  5. Gina these are lovely. I hope we'll see them photographed together on the New Zealand wall sometime soon.

    Monda
    x

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  6. oh my! Gina they are fab-u-lous! i particularly love the second one! you are amazing! have a lovely weekend.

    xxxx

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  7. Beautiful work, i am sure they will be delighted, have a great weekend

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  8. They will be blown away, Gina! They're stunning! This is just the sort of thing I would love to be able to do. Beautiful colours too.

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  9. Oh, those are just gorgeous.

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  10. These pictures are really lovely. Just like Heather I don't know how you can part with them - however it is nive to know they are going to someone special.

    I love the Paua shell - I have one just like it.
    I used the shell as inpsiration for two of my City & Guilds Embroidery pieces (they are in my gallery http://www.annchristy.co.uk/gallery.htm

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  11. Beautiful pictures. The shell is lovely the perfect starting point. I am confident that they will be happily recieved.

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  12. Who wouldn't love them? They are gorgeous, the colors, the textures are wonderful.

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  13. These are gorgeous. What size? I'm sure the couple will love them.

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  14. Those are absolutely stunning, Gina. I'm in awe.

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  15. How beautiful - I think that it will be a very special gift indeed.

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  16. Really beautiful Gina - you are so clever!

    Lucy xxx

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  17. oh wow ~ what amazing art ~ the colours are beautiful and the texture so yummy. Im sure they'll be loved ~ Judy :)

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  18. Oh I'm sure they'll love them - they are wonderful. x

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  19. Gina - they are beautiful and such a special wedding present. I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled with them :-)

    xxx

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