Thursday, 1 September 2011

September Beginnings

Here we find ourselves at the beginning of September. Have you had a nice summer? I hope so. :)
Mine's been with a summer filled with outings, 

such as Wallsworth Hall in Gloucestershire. The house is a gallery of 'Nature in Art' with a garden of interesting sculpture at every turn...

 All these were made from pieces of old metal parts, a great way to recycle!
 and a couple of made from wood too.

This lovely carriage I saw at Snowshill Manor. I could have taken a hundred photos and still wouldn't be able to show the extent of the amazing collection inside the house and the lovely gardens so this is the only one I have to show! I think it was all a bit overwhelming for me. :)

In rare still moments I've been  finishing my patchwork cushion,

using up scraps of fabric along with a very old bed sheet!

I've also made a crocheted cushion cover to match my newly decorated sitting room.
 and in the process of starting another!

The beginning of the new school term, a new moon and lots of new projects on the horizon and I'm looking forward to it all!


Clare said...

Happy spring day from down here to you. Your drawing is lovely - i love how the leaves encircle the girl. I love the pic of the giant fly - I need one for my garden

Dyche Designs said...

Loving that black and white illustration. Looks like the summer has been keeping you busy. Love the pics of all those sculptures too.

Robin Larkspur said...

Happy September!! You have been a busy bee! Would love to see the garden sculptures in person. They must be amazing!

Sandra van Doorn said...

Your illustration is beautiful, Jessie.

i am already loving september...and i am looking forward to a beautiful autumn, and everything that comes with it :)
x sandra

renilde said...

An inspiring post full of colour and beautiful sculptures, love the owl, enjoy september dear Jessie!!

renilde said...

Your pattern and ivy drawing is happy , playful and beautiful!

busybusybeejay said...

September has started well here in N wales.The sun is shining and its very hot.Loved your photos Jessie and your drawing.Snowshill Manor is amazing isn't it.I love that part of the country.

Anonymous said...

Love the photos Jess! Our art at the beginning as got to be my new favourite, so soft and perfect transformation!
:) Julie

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi such beautiful the striking black and white...very cool! and I so enjoyed this fun adventure...I am smitten with the giant rabbit wickedly beautiful is that?!

Your creations and patchwork pillows are talented my friend..and beautiful!
Have a gorgeous day!
PS: thankyou for your comments..they really touched me! HUgs! Much appreciation for your visits and kind words always!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Fabulous girl with the your crochet projects and those fotos of those metal/wire!! Have a great weekend!! oxo

Anonymous said...

Sorry you had a nightmare last night. The good thing about fear is, it's from the human part of us and not the true self, the soul. Hope you have a better night tonight!
Huge Hug!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessie, I use craft tissue paper glued onto the base(wooden board and canvas) When its dry sand it slightly then apply Gesso. This gives a smoother but slightly leather look under the paintings.
Put the tissue as smooth as possible and make sure every part is glued down with not air holes/pockets.
Hope this helps, have fun!

Kim Mailhot said...

Art art everywhere ! What glorious sights you found on your summer travels.
I hope that the fall brings you lots more treasures.
Happy Spetember, Jessie !

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

what a great place, never heard of it. and it looks like the weather was quite nice for you too.

so exciting to have new projects lined up! enjoy your weekend.

Ana said...

lovely work and those sculptures look amazing, thanks for sharing with us :)

Tammie Lee said...

thank you for sharing your photos, such wonderful sculptures and your art is lovely to see as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessie ,found you through coco rose ,blog hopping, I love the hexie cushion and the crochet one you made.I started a hexy one about a year ago! I ve not got very far,but seeing yours as made me want to complete it,thankyou,take care,

SaraLynn said...

Ooh, I don't think I've seen a black and white piece from you in a long time! I really love the results!

Amalia K said...

I love seeing your work in black and white, and especially the lovely details. Glad to know you had a great time exploring! :)

Carol said...

Fabulous sculptures, your cushions are lovely.
Carol xx