last day of feb…

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Its all been about the flowers on my blog this month x

allabouttheflowers

colour study…

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Some more of my combined collage and colours x

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colour….

Friday, February 27th, 2015

I love muted colours and don’t often get chance to use them. I worked on altering the colours in this collage and created a simple repeat with subtle changes in colours. I remember during my degree doing a colour book whereby we had to choose an image and then create a colour barcode of the key colours in paint. It took ages but was a really good process of understanding colour and mixing accurately.

colourstudy

teapotsandflowers

pattern..

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

I have mixed up some of my recent fabric swatches and some of my new collage flowers and created this new pattern x

fabricpattern-sallypayne

college days…

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

I often think I would love to go back and do another degree, or even just another course where I could just do experimental work and try out new techniques. I think the best year I did was my art foundation course – the one year stand alone course you can do before taking a degree in your chosen specialism. It is a year where you can try loads of different things.  I think it was then when I found textiles was what I really wanted to do. I did a lot of experimental print work on fabric and explored ideas with stitch. These fabric samples I have done recently remind me of that process.

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productive day…

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

So in stark contrast to yesterday my creative brain turned up today. I got loads of freelance work done and managed to find time to do these. Still really like working with mixed media, so these are part illustration, part stitch, part collage and I quite like how they ended up!

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birdstitch

greenbird

stitchpots

creative block…

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Some days no matter what you try, it just doesn’t happen, today has been one of those days. I started things, re started them, started something new, changed the process, changed the media, looked for inspiration, but still didn’t seem to make any difference. Part of being creative is knowing sometimes that its best to walk away for a bit and hope a shed of inspiration takes hold. It can be so frustrating….

creativeblock

day trip..

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Decided to send some of the rest of them out for a trip to the countryside…

countryside-sallypayne

on location…

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

We went for a walk today, up in the hills with blue skies and fresh air. The boys legged it round, climbed a few hills and ran off some energy. Good start to the day, even one of my collages made it there…

Its half term now, see you on the other side!

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mix up …

Friday, February 13th, 2015

 I quite like the process of scanning in my paper based work and experimenting with different outcomes, nice to start fusing my subject matter together x

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