Thursday, 14 January 2010

DISTANT STITCH - DIPLOMA


The last image is for interest as it reminds me of Janet Edmonds workshop at summer school last summer. My husband met this artist at a modelling shoot where her husband was the photographer.





The next series of pictures shows some ideas based on the maple tree in my garden in the autumn.






Next I tried to represent images and objects using a variety of media.


The next 3 images are based on a magazine photo which I liked for the shapes and the colours.



I love the next design of the seed heads (not strictly trees!) and found a photo of a teapot with a similar design.



At last I have managed to pick a theme and start! I have chosen trees locally to start with but I may have to expand in the future to include other plants. Whilst dithering I did manage to take some decent photos in the autumn and this winter. I am posting pictures of my sketchbook to start with. Probably too many pages but its taken me a while to get over my inertia and relearn how to use blogger! Hope you like them..

10 comments:

jane said...
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jane said...

They say the first step is the hardest -well done for getting started. Onward and upward!
Jane

Maggie said...

A great start to your diploma work Paula, your sketch book looks fantastic....look forward to your future postings....x

ferinn said...

May have been a long time in coming but it's looking great.Well done !

JaneO said...

Great to see you started on the diploma, looking forward to more.

Julie said...

You have started!!!! No stopping you now. Yes i am going on the summer school and looking forward to it already. How about you?

Max the Lobster said...

Congratulations on starting the diploma, it is so difficult choosing that research area but great choice. look forward to seeing more.

Meg said...

Hi Paula, it's great to see that you have updated your blog. I love your sketch book. I enjoyed looking at tree bark for Module 5 so I'm sure you will find lots of inspiration from trees.

Anne B said...

Welcome back, said the pot to the kettle! Lovely stuff. See you at Urchfont.

sharon young said...

Hi Paula
Lovely start to the Diploma, I've just joined Sian too and am trying to think of a theme. I really like the way you've set out your sketch book.