Following on from my last post - at Sian's suggestion, I have added a postscript to the virtual sketchbook for Glimpsing the Storm explaining how I used a telescopic pole to make it freestanding - you never know when it may be useful.
For chapter 3, I am exploring ideas that could be turned into 'slips' for embroidery, based on flowers. I did sort of start doing this in the summer and sketched a couple of flowers but now we are in November, I have turned to my photo collections for inspiration. I found I had rather a lot of close-ups of flowers, so I chose three to work with; two are from a visit to the National Botanical Gardens of Wales (I don't know what the flowers are - can anyone enlighten me?) and the third is a rose from our garden.
|Source photo 1|
|Source Photo 2|
|Source photo 3|
|Flower head 1|
|Flower head 2|
|Flower head 3|
Then I created the following images
1. Flower head 1 changed to greyscale and applied black pencil effect. Suggests a padded or quilted piece.