Saturday, August 24, 2013

Indian island

Yesterday, on my way to pick my husband up from work, I had a few minutes to stop and snap some pictures of Indian Island which sits in our downtown waters.
I've just done a quick study of it.

I'm thinking of doing a small work in fabric as a diversion from my usual work of late with Gelli prints. I've been wanting to try a few more landscapes for a while.
The weekend weather is going to be lovely though, so I don't expect to spend much time at home or indoors. Also, I'm planning to make a batch of relish on Monday.
I'm leaving Friday for my trip to Oakville; not sure how much I'll sew this week, but it's fun to spend time in one's head percolating a new idea.
My current contemplations are should I paint the entire scene onto white cotton and then thread paint, or shall I paint and add some fabric collage elements? I don't plan to work large, and I'll likely experiment with a few methods. I'm a bit rusty in my sky painting and may have to make a few tries.
I'm happy to have found a new spark of an idea though and plan to go back with my better camera tomorrow for more detailed photos. Shortly, the leaves will be turning and the scene will change colors. This will give me lots of fodder to dream about while I'm away.


elle said...

Sounds like you have lots of options to dream about. It does look good! We have 30 degrees and high humidity with no overnight relief. It looks like a long week! But you have a great one!

Eileen said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog Holly. I also enjoy reading about your thought processes for creativity. I see that you create often and I think this is the key for me too. Like seeing that watercolour palette out. I must get out location painting before summer is over.