Last-night I finished my “Bird Song” Fabric wall hanging – a gift for my mothers Christmas.
Having used pastels and oil for the original paper sketch, I decided to use water colour inks for the fabric wall hanging. I experimented with bleeding and dabbing the image with tissue, much like an eraser.
What a joy filled journey this has been. The creative journey didn’t stop there!
This morning when I held the wall hanging up to the window, it changed its appearance dramatically and I immediately wanted to experiment with it outdoors.
Waving it around like a flag I was captivated by its transformation – the changing softness of colour.
“Play stimulates the mental muscles of curiosity, creativity and inventiveness.”
I loved playing with it among the remnants of Autumn….
The Queen Ann Lace created a wonderful backdrop shadow so to did the Buddleia. It’s flower heads, pale and dry in comparison to their vibrant purple in the summer, danced happily – inviting me to play.
I loved how the shadows created little branches for my birds to rest upon…how delightful!
“At its root, creativity is not about success or failure. It’s a spiritual practice. It’s a mystery” – Dr Claressa Pinkola Estes