18 September 2012

Indian Inspiration

Well, did I think September was going to be a restful month?

As well as starting the commissions from the Open Studio a wonderful opportunity has come my way.
I couldn't say no.

The travel company Cox & Kings, who run luxury holidays, invited me to join a small group of artist/bloggers to be “Inspired by India.”  Cox & Kings run group holidays to several destinations, but I am so glad they chose India for this challenge!! 

Its been a while since I’ve created work that’s taken inspiration from India….. but it feels SO good to be back with paisleys, shisha mirrors and glitz!  I’ve missed it.

The deadline for the piece is tight – it needs to be on display in London on the 10th October.  Eek!  The destination is the Royal Geographical Society where it will be displayed during an Indian themed evening, if you are lucky enough to live close by you can get tickets here.

After a while thinking….. 

I set to choosing some threads.

India threads 1
India threads 2

Drafting a pattern…..

India design work

And choosing one of the fabrics.

Indian fabric

The work is to be A2 sized and, of course, I’ll be making life easy for myself with all machine stitching and just one or two beads.

I can hear you laughing from the depths of Northumberland.

3 comments:

  1. Looks like you are making good progress, well done.

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  2. What a wonderful opportunity and a dazzling palette to get stuck into!

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  3. Just looking at the fabric and threads is enough to make my heart sing. I'm sure it will be glorious. Can you win a holiday to India? Wouldn't that be just wonderful.

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