I’ve been trying to get some stitching finished to make a cushion for it but I’m suspecting I’ll never get it finished so I thought I’d change tack. And I’ve been struggling because, although I loved the holiday season this year with our fab Summer weather (I never expected I’d write that!), I haven’t been able to think of anything very interesting or original to make.
I eventually decided to kill two birds with one stone and use this scrappy dresden I made earlier in the year, which has the colours of the sea, here in the UK (the photo below shows the colours more accurately).
I have been trying to get a photo of flying gulls all summer,without much success, and I was going to applique some gulls and cover the hole in the middle but I couldn’t find much enthusiasm for it. I suppose that’s the trouble of holidaying in your own country – there’s not a lot of novelty value and it’s hard to think of images that aren’t stereotyped…
So I decided to cut the hole again and bind the centre and edges. Then, I was thinking about how art books always say that if you get stuck you should try changing perspective and at last I had an idea of what to do with it, although I still can’t decide whether it’s a good idea or just a silly one and I don’t quite know how I’m going to manage the next stage.
Here are some pictures of the memory I’m thinking of using…
All these boats – and literally hundreds more boats,
And all these people (and hundreds more people,
Were here to watch the Bournemouth Air Show.
It was a spectacular event, during which I took lots of pictures of the sky. I can’t really account for why, having failed to photograph a flying gull ever, I thought I’d manage an air show.
But I’m thinking that for this person,
And the person flying this plane in loops,
Perhaps the ground looked a bit like this…
I’m secretly hoping that, although it’s Thursday, this post isn’t too random but I’m linking up with Cindy for Really Random Thursday anyway :)
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Beautiful! I heart it and think you made excellent choices. :)
I love it – a change of perspective is a great idea :-)
Hi Janine! This is beautiful and those sea colours are adorable! Lovely photos and it could look like that from the sky. x Teje
Makes me think of a parachute or hot air balloon!
Lucy @ Charm About You
This whole post makes me smile! I love the colours and that's a great change of perspective!
lovely “outside the box” thinking! mine is still under construction!
That's it, next year I am going to the air show, my folks live in Bournemouth and you are the third person to mention it this week. I love the colours in this dresden wheel, they're really interesting and draw you in.
That scrappy dresden is fab, such great colours and I love the idea of cutting a hole in the middle. It's always good to try something different.
Great inspiration and that looks fantastic!! Love the colors on this mini!