Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Waffling on

We always laugh at DH because it doesn’t matter what you ask him for - a certain size screw, a piece of wood at such a length, plastic tube this or that diameter – and off he goes into the depths of his shed, where no-one else is allowed,  and produces just what you want, amazing!
And I’ve just realised I am exactly the same. When asked for googly eyes – got  a packet of them, (why?) buttons of a certain size and colour – got them, particular piece of fabric – got that.
So it should have come as no surprise when I went to the Range to look for a box frame but couldn’t find the size I wanted that I went into my shed – workshop - and sorted through a box of frames I already have, some still wrapped I’m ashamed to say, that I found exactly what I wanted. Why didn’t I just look there first?
Bad photos. Not helped by a dreary day and the fact they are hanging temporarily in a bit of a recess.
I’m very taken with these fragments at the moment. Really can’t explain why. There’s just something about them that appeals to me – all related to the toad skins I should imagine. I think these two do need larger frames after all.
I’ve almost finished the Lutradur ‘vessel’ (for want of a better word). More embellishment and a book for the 'shelf' to come. Colour not quite how I wanted it. Think I need to colour first and then put it together, quite difficult to get into all those nooks and crannies without puddling.
This one also has an open top. I tried one of those night light thingies inside the other ones but you could hardly see it. Need to look for something bigger.

Have been racing around getting everything together for Textiles in Focus this week. The only reason it takes me so long is because I’m such an indecisive person. Can never make up my mind which pieces to display. And I know that once there I will be thinking ‘now why didn’t I bring that other bit instead’.
The show starts on Friday 17th at 10.00 am finishes Sunday at 4.30 pm Do come and say hello if you are there.

Please go take at look at SueB’s blog. She’s done a brilliant review on ‘Fabulous Surfaces’. Thanks Sue.

8 comments:

Heather said...

Your husband sounds like mine - he can usually find the things that people ask for too.
I agree about the larger frame for your toadskin pieces - they are important enough to need the extra space around them.
I love the vessel and the colour. It would look very good in my living room if I only had the space for it!!

Sharne's Bits 'n' Bobs said...

I love your vessel. See you Saturday!

Miriam Weaver said...

Like you Lynda I have a box of frames, sadly unlike you they are never the size I want! I do keep thinking I'll make a few pieces to fit the frames but it never works that way, one day........
As always I love your work.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stunning stuff Lynda :-) Received my copy of Fabulous Surfaces yesterday and ended up reading half of it at 1.30 this morning when I couldn't sleep! It certainly is Fabulous.
Anne x

dandelion dreamer said...

I so enjoyed your workshop today at Cotters. Thank you. It has been fun checking out your blog...I had to laugh about the birthday card for Lottie's 4th birthday. LOL!!! Moira

sharon young said...

I can see why you're taken with the fragments they're beautiful, and the vessels are superb.

neki desu said...

the toad skins! the toad skins!!

Deb H said...

Linda, your creativity is inspiring! I wouldn't say you were indecisive, just full of ideas!

I received your book & beautiful card. Thank you so very, very much! I am enjoying reading it, & am sure I will use it for inspiration.

I am also one of those people who has a big stash of stuff, I can identify with boyhood you & your DH. Your vessel is beautiful, I love the colors!