Friday, January 04, 2008

More sunflowers........

Can you tell that I am really enjoying the Calendar Girls 2008 challenge. I don't expect to do this much every month but the sunflower theme just seemed to get me going.

For this one I manipulated part of the original picture in Paint Shop Pro printed it onto cotton and then added some free machining.

This one is done completely freehand on my embellisher and I was thrilled to find I could "paint" with my embellisher in this way. The scan doesn't do it justice because the centre of the flower is very raised.
I have two more that I may or may not finish depending on how they behave.

If you love colour I found this this morning. The text of this site is in french but the pictures speak for them selves Sophie Gelfi, I found this link from Solange who has some beautiful work herself.

9 comments:

Purple Missus said...

You've certainly been bitten by the sunflower bug Pat. All this work you have done is fabulous but the one that stands out most for me is the one in the top photo. Having said that, I will be happy with whichever one you send me as I like them all :))
I do hope you will be able to keep this amount of work up during the year, you will have a wonderful sketch book and body of work at the end of it.

Stitchety Grub said...

Hi Pat I luv these especially the little freehand embellished one ... very effective :-)

belvedere beads said...

i just wandered into your blog and wanted to stop and say how lovely all your sunflowers are.

Joanna van said...

Love them! It's really great to see how you are interpreting the calendar.

Homeleightigger said...

These are fabulous Pat - I love the 'photo manipulated' one - it looks like squared distorted glass pieces! Just lovely. Val

verobirdie said...

I too like the photo manipulated one.
You must enjoy yourself very much!

Leah said...

oo, what beautiful work!!

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Pat - all your pieces look fantastic - I especially love the abstract - it really does reinforce the point that inspiration flows from interpretation. You are one very clever and talented woman! Have a wonderful 2008!!

Debbi Baker said...

Me again Pat - I just checked out the links in your post and oh my!! I am blown away by their beauty and vibrancy. Thank you so much for posting them - they are glorious!