Thursday, 6 December 2012

Day Six

Yesterday was the last meeting of my group 'Spectrum' for this year. For our first exhibition we focused on colour but now a lot of our work has been using just black and white. There was a bit of grumbling in the ranks at first that I was limiting their colour choices but several members are now really enjoying the graphic qualities of working in just black and white... with just a hint of one accent colour.
 
 
For our last meeting we were stitching together a patchwork of black and white fabrics, many of which had been printed by the members earlier this year and making little hanging bags until Sue suggested they would make cute little birds.

 
So I had to really... no bags for me but two quirky birds with bells on...

 
for hanging up in trees or wherever you fancy!

16 comments:

  1. Brilliant suggestion - they work so well

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  2. They are really pretty!!! :)
    I love black and white, always have especially when it comes to clothing!
    V xxx

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  3. I'm glad they are now enjoying their challenge, it's always a good idea to work outside your comfort zone! She says through gritted teeth.
    I love the birds very effective.

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  4. They look lovely hanging on your tree. If I can find the time I might makes some for our tree.

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  5. black/white and a hint of colour always works well doesn't it Gina. Lovely original Christmas decorations.

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  6. They look so lovely on your tree. You have such brilliant ideas. I have been making my Christmas cards this week and will blog them on Friday - I adapted your poinsettias design so I thought I would add a link to your wreath on Etsy. It's really gorgeous so I hope you sell it. I think I pinned it onto my Pinterest board too!! x Jo

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  7. Brilliant b&w tweets and loved yesterday's mitts - what a hoot (sorry)

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  8. These are SO pretty and unusual.

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  9. I would prefer to work in colour but then there are all the choices to be made about which ones to choose and what goes with what, whereas in black and white at least that is taken care of. Your birds are delightful and I am amazed at the simplicity of their shape, yet they are definitely birds. Might have to try some myself.

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  10. These birds are fab, especially in B&W I think they look great against the green of the tree

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  11. Oh those birds are great - they will look lovely on your tree. Though if they decide to migrate send them my way!!

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  12. Now THAT is something I can have a go at! Brilliant idea! Interesting how students grumble about working in black and white, but when they are persuaded to, they discover all sorts of things about their artistic abilities - like finding out they're more creative than they thought they were.

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  13. Love them, a great YE project too!

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  14. Awww.... so cute. I must try to make one like it some day..... love the little eyes... and of course the funny little dangly legs make them perfect... how great.

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