I know that alot of you keep notebooks for when those ideas just suddenly pop into your head from no where and I am no exception although in my case it's just because I'm getting older and would forget everything!
So anyway I thought you may be interested to see how this little design came about or 'The Story of the Boats'
In a vain attempt to declutter what we laughingly call the study, I stumbled across a pile of discarded CD's, some work related, some study related and some with no label whatsoever. "I wonder what's on these I thought......."?
I squealed! Yes, I did actually squeal, quite loudly, which brought the boys hurtling down stairs, (although they should be used to it by now), when I discovered a group of photos that I thought were lost forever. You know pics of the boys, mostly when they were really wee (sniff, sniff).
But amongst all of this newly discovered imagery was this.......
|La Trinite sur Mer, Southern Brittany 2002 - very happy memories|
"Ooooh I like that." I thought and rushed to get my notebook.........
I played around with some sketches.....
and then moved on to the sewing machine....... it took a few attempts to get things right, as you can see....
..... and then the final version.
It's lovely when these moments happen isn't it? You get an idea and you absolutely cannot wait one second longer than you have to, until you see what it looks like in 'real life'. The excitement in your stomach as it all comes together and then 'pop' there it is. I know you know what I'm prattling on about because I've seen your blogs, whether its a baby's bootee, applique, a painted plaque, a sewing sensation, a beaded bracelet, embroidery, an upcycled skirt, a birthday card or a piece of furniture that has been transformed, all good stuff, does that make us 'creative types'? If so, hope we never lose it!
Before, I disappear I just want to show you 'the beach hut picture' nestled in amongst the sofa cushions. I managed to snap this when I went to my friend's house for lunch yesterday. I don't know, a 'creative type' and 'a lady who lunches', what other cliches can I come up with in a post?
We're off to the 'Big Smoke' today, the Royal Academy of Arts awaits me and then..... who knows.....? I'll keep you posted.
Have a good weekend x