I don't know what happened with the weather yesterday, but we suddenly had a heatwave here. It was 15 degrees, and felt great! I went down to the river and found the crocuses out with bees on them!There is a bee in the second photo, if you look hard!
This week's Tag Tuesday theme is Poetry . I have chosen to illustrate a poem by C19 English poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins. I studied his poetry for English Literature A Level and enjoyed his beautiful language. Hopkins was a Jesuit priest who used the beauty of nature to show his devotion to God. For the base of my tag I took some pelmet vilene and coloured it with Inktense paint blocks and watercolour pencils. Then I machined over in random straight lines with various colours, including some glittery threads. I highlighted it with nail varnish, then added the kingfisher , ribbon and text.
The theme for this week's Tag Tuesday is Valentine's Day. Here is my tag, which is inspired by Victorian Valentine's cards. I seem to be looking at the Victorian age quite a lot recently. I think it is because I like the lace and the long dresses!
This is how it started out. The images are clip art from Graphics Fairy. I took the wild rose wreath as the base.This was topped with vintage lace, braid and buttons from my stash. The Valentine's hearts were placed in the corners and it was finished off with a lilac ribbon.
The theme for this week's Tag Tuesday is Hearts, so I am happy to post photos of the hearts in my new purchases of Boleslawa pottery from Poland. You may remember me posting about my dresser, which displays my collection, which started when we lived in Warsaw, 20 years ago. I was delighted to find these new additions in HomeSense today. All those years ago, I could never have believed so much of Poland has come to this country!
The theme for this weeks Tag Tuesday is Hearts. I used cardboard hearts and doodled on them, then filled a large heart with them. The inspiration for this tag came from Christina Perri's song Jar of Hearts. I would have liked to make a jar of hearts, but this is my version of it, a heart full of hearts!
We had a good fall of snow overnight, which started in the evening and just kept on. It is melting now, so not serious snow. I just had to get out with my camera before it all vanished! The river was as busy as usual, both human and wildlife. In the garden some lovely animal tracks, cat and fox.
For my lace tag I decided to do some rubbings of broderie anglaise. I experimented with a variety of drawing medium:- wax crayon, graphite sticks, charcoal, pencil, Markal paint sticks, oil and chalk pastel and chalk. As the pencil worked the best, I then tried with coloured pencils, which produced the effect I wanted. I did a rubbing onto fine tissue paper, then printed it off onto ordinary typing paper, and used this to make a design of a lace fan.