Garden III is making slow progress, more of that, garden II is about to be properlyframed, but what has taken most energy is prepping for the Knaresborough exhibition. All that needs doing is finishing work, framing, newsletter, social media promotions, co ordinating group members and gallery, herding cats, biting furniture, gentle running round in circles and mild panic. And all of the usual day to day business as well. Which all equals chaotic headless chicken-ness.
It is going to be fun. Just a couple of weeks to get it sorted out.
And back to Garden III – This has been stitched, trimmed, plucked and stitched; and still doesn’t look much different. The first layers of flowers are in place – these will be the amorphous blobs in the background with bolder shapes and tufts of fine silk to give it body over the top. The velvet is enjoying itself, it is eating all of the colour I put on, do you believe there is burgundy, royal purple, dull straw and bright straw, bright navy and of course 5 shades of green, and pale grey and white in there?
There is the splashes of flower colour, stems and balancing to do, and then it will be done. Say it quickly, and it sounds easy….