Saturday, 26 February 2011

An Update.

This pic above should have appeared further down this post but for some reason didn't appear at all and I had to load it again. I am considering adding very small pieces of 'grass tufts' made on the machine with soluble fabric - they might look more natural. I shall position them at the base of the right hand stone.
Our new neighbours seem to have settled in and this is what greeted us this morning. The nest seems to have been strengthened and almost resembles a nest now. We have closed the bedroom window for the duration and hope not to wake up with a headache each morning!

The light was awful when I took these photos and it makes them look so grey and dismal, when in fact the colours are very gentle and subtle, but still quite pleasing. The one above has had no alterations as I quite like it as it is.

Again, this one might get the tufts of grass treatment and doesn't look nearly as dreary in reality as it does here. I feel that the stone on the left needs to be a little more integrated with the rest of the design. I'll see what I can come up with. It odd how much easier it is to see the shortcomings of each piece on here, when just looking at them doesn't do the trick.
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Just over a week ago I bought a pack of Lily of the Valley roots/tubers or whatever they have. I took it out into the garden and prepared a space, opened the packet and gently shook out the contents, only to find dry compost and nothing else! I returned the pack to the shop and was given another and now have to wait for the ground to dry out a bit as we have had so much rain in the past few days - not heavy rain but semi-constant drizzle, and everywhere is so soggy. They should flower in May but will be rather late I fear if I can't plant them quickly. I know this pack is OK because I can see the roots through the inner bag.



17 comments:

Nancy said...

When I enlarged your creation, it was much brighter and clearer....I think it's beautiful and what a work of art......

That egg looks so exposed....I hope it makes it......You are special to close your window so it has a chance to hatch....

Have a great weekend

Carol Q said...

love these Heather. your choice of colours and textures make them look so realistic.

Doreen G said...

I agree with Nancy about enlarging the pictures--they are indeed beautiful works of art Heather.

Textile Art Showcase said...

You have some very nice textures building up on your piece Heather in subtle colours. Coloured try every year to build on our sky dish and they only thing they succeed in doing is dropping all of their twigs down on to our drive and making a mess down the wall!
I hope your have greater success than ours. They certainly look to have got further with their nest building. Lets just hope they don't interrupt your Sky signal!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Don't collared doves nest early - what will happen when it rains I ask.

I love lily of the valley. We have some in our front garden - they walk about if they like you and like their position, otherwise they curl up and die, so good luck.

Julie said...

I love all three pieces here Heather but most particularly the last one. I hope the collared doves don't keep you awake with any coo-ing.

Heather said...

The nest is between the back of the dish and the wall of the house and partially sheltered by the windowsill, so most of the rain that falls could miss it altogether Pat. I'll let you all know if they get noisy, but if the window is kept shut maybe we wont notice!

DIAN said...

I love the soft and subtle shades. It makes you want to really look at the piece.

Jensters said...

Such wonderful work.

Lyn said...

oh they look great!
love
Lyn
xxx

Val said...

I think your little landscapes are beautiful and much enhanced with the additions Heather. Gives them such depth and interest. I love all the hand stitching too!

Maureen said...

Your work is lovely Heather! How exciting to have the nest, I hope it makes it thro!!

mrsnesbitt said...

This is wonderful - do you sell any of your work? I would be very interested.

Kayla coo said...

Wonderful use of different fabrics.
I love the frayed edges.
M x

Elizabeth said...

I've just discovered your blog and I'm so glad I did! Wonderful work,I just love it. Looking forward to more fascinating posts from you!

MargaretR said...

These are really lovely Heather.
Will the egg be OK? I thought it had to be kept warm all the time?

Jude said...

Gorgeous textile art!

Jude
www.celticsoulcraft.com