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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Word for the year......

I came a cross Sussanah Conways  blog  SusannahConway.com via Kim Klassens workshop and took a workshop with Jane La Fazio janelafazio.com/ a couple of years ago.........

Both of these lovely teachers are encouraging their blog followers to choose a work for the year....a word to encourage, enrich and support what ever you feel that the year might hold for you.

I thought about doing this last year, but somehow didn't get around to it...but if you join Susannahs blog she sends five e mails, one a day, which guide through the process, a mini workshop, which I've enjoyed doing over the holidays. 

My word is CREATIVE ........it was confirmed yesterday morning when I started the Guardian crossword and there it was! 

Hope that you find your word for 2015......enjoy the process and are supported by it through 2015.









Monday, 22 December 2014

Three things.......

Another 'three things' challenge from Kim at 'Be Still 52'

I have been watching this rose outside my kitchen window, for weeks, wondering if it would make it until Christmas.

Here it is, it has been through frost, storm, wind and one day of snow in the far north of England. 

It came inside this dark afternoon, to be photographed with a soft pink cashmere scarf that I have been wearing and one of my Handpainted, Pure Italian Wool wraps.....Santa hasn't collected this one....and I can't think why...it's my favorite! 

I had an idea about softness, crystal and the rose........

Edited on my i pad with a 'fade' filter.

A very happy and peaceful Christmas to you all......



Sunday, 14 December 2014

Food photo!

Don't think I'd ever have made a good photographer........but here's this weeks Kim Klassen 'Be Still 52' prompt. Three things.......and I was making soup and hey presto there were three things....my lovely chopping board, dark with oil, tea towel and the veggies...grabbed my camera and here's the result. Edited on the i pad with a chrome filter.

Now I'm going to have my breakfast!

Have a lovely Sunday........:-) 



Thursday, 4 December 2014

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Oh! So much has been happening!

Busy time here.......a wonderful Grand Chritsmas Emporium on Saturday in my dining room, with 9 other talented, craftspeople and artists.

Making more hand painted wraps and scarves and this weeks post is Kim Klassens Be Still prompt, which is 'top down, two square.'




Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Wraps, wraps, wraps.........

Making wraps....hand painted fine pure Italian wool........

For sale at The Grand Xmas Emporium. :-) 
Sat 29th Nov 10am-4pm
11 The Gardens
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Be Still 52........

Be Still prompt this week is butter and eggs.........

I took them in the evening, in the kitchen, side lights on only........I like the shadows that the eggs make......:-)




Stars.....

These stars are now part of the Christmas window display at 'Halo' in Whitley Bay.....


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Two new 'Pebble' wraps......

Two new 'Pebble' wraps........

One pure Italian wool wrap, one felted wool scarf.

All ready for the Grand Xmas Emporium.



Saturday, 1 November 2014

New wraps.......

Two pure wool hand painted wraps.........'Autumn Leaves' in pale turquoise and lime and 'Feathers' in pinks and pale violets.......

For sale by contacting me here or at Folie Clothes in Whitley Bay........

Slow to make, but very, very satisfying.....watch this space for more.



Thursday, 30 October 2014

Inspired by paintings......

Kim Klassens 'Be Still 52' workshop prompt this week is 'Inspired by paintings'.......also using only two objects.

I'm not sure that I managed to be inspired by a painting and I didn't use two objects, but hey I took a few photographs! 

Here they are.....





Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Unique hand painted scarves........

Two only.......one off hand painted pure new wool scarves......

Pebbles and Landscape.......

Hand wash.

105x17cms £45 each + postage.

Contact me here on my blog, www.facebook.com/jacquelinequinnart or jq@quinnjacqueline.co.uk

I have loved making these beautiful pieces........









Thursday, 16 October 2014

Change things up........

Week 22 Kim Klassens  'Be Still' workshop.

Change things, turn it around, do it differently, shake it up........

Into the sun............




Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Bread, linen, twine, scissors........

These are the four items to use in this weeks photograph......

I'm not happy with my results and this is the only shot that I'm vaguely happy with......

I applied the 'chrome' filter from my i pad to the pic.









Thursday, 9 October 2014

Gather and drop.......

Week 21 of Kim Klassens 'Be Still' workshop......

'Gather and Drop'......

I had this piece of jewellry on my studio table, the leaves on the window sill.

The hand and leaf reminded me of my business card, which has an image of one of my monoprints on it.....the hand and leaf.....it is called 'Veriditas'. 

I put the two together and here are my 'Gather and Drop' pieces.




Thursday, 2 October 2014

Is it autumn or fall?

I was inspired by Americas love of celebrating 'fall' by decorating their front doors, steps and verandas......gorgeous!

I came home to a friend who has a shop, inspired by my photos of Cape Cod homes, going ape about her autumn window......so while she's looking for a barrow to pile pumpkins in, I've made her some enormous autumn leaves ........and one for my front door ........what do you think?

I swirled watercolour onto cartridge paper and then water sprayed and paper towel dabbing to get some good crunchy texture. Then cut out the big shapes, used a sharpie to draw in veins, cut into the leaves and rolled them to get a leafy shape.......then took them into the garden to photograph and my cat played with them...:-)









Sunday, 21 September 2014

Organic.....

This weeks prompt from Kim Klassen is 'organic.'

I'm on holiday from the UK in Cape Cod, so took a walk along Old Silver Beach, where we are staying this week and took some shots.

Luckily I had this blue linen scarf with me.......I like the way that the blue holds the little heart shaped stones and the shells and reflects the sky here at Falmouth ........