Great things are happening! Huge progress made!! It looks fab! You will be amazed!!!
Well, I would be too.
In other words – status = fairly normal. But in a big way.
There are elements that are coming together – I am not trying for an identify the flower, walk that path, kind of image – too obvious? My garden is about growiness not rigid control or any form of ‘aren’t I clever’. It tends to happen, mostly without me. I let things grow to find out what they are and also let them stay long past their ‘best’. It is this chaotic nature I want, the mixture of shapes and forms aswell as colour. At the moment a native geranium is wrestling for world domination with the ladies mantle while the bugle knows it is still king, the rebellious forget me nots are in colonising mode, and the giant poppy plants – new arrivals this year- who have seeded in weird places currently looking like snooty lettuces…..
I sit and watch and just dwell. The individual plants are not important, it is the whole, seen from the corner of an eye, how it moves in the wind, the sounds, the light catching foliage edges or reflecting off raindrops, glimpses of form and colour. That is what I want on cloth. Not too much?
So layering, cutting away, drawing shapes and patterns, multiple layers of colour and stitch, incomplete edges, suggestions and hints. And this is the beginnings. The shot velvet is a menace but also gives alot, I have found that I can pluck it with the Pointed Tweezers of Doom and create areas of a smooth soft brick red. The thread colours are gobbled up by it but remerge if enough stitching is done. The laid fabric goes into a strange perm-like frazzle if pushed. All in all it is an adventure.
At present the purples dominate but the next colours are going to be other brights, pale blue, mauves, hot pink and an orange or two, to create more focal points. Then more green and blues and deep colours to disrupt or emphasise those and then….. don’t know. Everything is changing as the idea gets its corners worn off and new opportunities arise. Bit of a roller coaster actually, and not a gin bottle in sight!