I have offered to arrange the flowers for a wedding in St Levan Church on Saturday so my kitchen is now filled with hot and gorgeous colour all ready for the journey to the tiny, granite church. We decided to fill this cool space with the sunshine colours of autumn.
Having amassed all the subtle red-green shades of velvet, satin and silk, I am working on the Wild Angelica flowers for a moorland piece, all sky and openness and Autumn.
Making a photographic record of a textile collage as it moves from inspiration to art is now becoming natural to me. Because of this I have been able to make a video of 'Whistling Jacks with Buttercups' that is rich in detail.
American Pillar grows beside the stone bridge leading to the studio and its bold pink flowers, hanging above the river, are a particularly stunning perch for dragonflies. I am fortunate to have Southern Hawkers in my garden. They patrol the air and then pause on stems and flowers allowing me to appreciate their bright colours and iridescent wings.
I have been sitting in my courtyard reflecting on the collages I must deliver to galleries this month and eying up the plants flowering around me to see which might provide the most interesting subjects.
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I have a life long love of granite from the golden sand on the shore to sculptural mountains. The west of Cornwall has beaches where rippling granite bedrock flows down to the ocean. There are round pools reflecting the sky and egg-like boulders. I pattern and dye silk to describe these forms in all their subtle colours. Here is 'Curving Forms' with a video to give more insight into the inspiration and creation of the textile collage.