I have just got back from a meeting with a China Business Adviser from China-Britain Business Council. A fascinating discussion and now I have to decide just how much effort I would be prepared to put into developing this new and challenging market for my art.
On a walk yesterday the air was clear, the sun was shining, and the keenest amongst us were enjoying the refreshing experience of a plunge in the North Atlantic in Late November. Personally I found three layers of thermals just comfy. Enjoy the Video.
This short video follows the journey from inspiration, through process, to the final textile collage 'Autumn Floating By'. Enjoy.
Camellia 'Rainbow' is in full flower above my little river and so I have chosen it to overhang my second river collage. Creating the flowers reminds me of how much I like single flowered camellias, and most of all those with prominent stamens.
Finished collages are photographed outside. 'Autumn Floating By' attracted interest from some of my neighbours ,as you can see if you look carefully at the spider's web in this detail. I almost took this visit as a compliment to my artistry.
My autumn river with maple leaves is now overhung with flowering grasses. These are strung with a spider's web; a new adventure for me that takes my collage technique to the limit of finely cut filaments of fabric.
Having added a lot more dye-work to the river, I am now pinning on maple leaves to try different arrangements of floating leaves.
The oak woods that line the banks of tidal estuaries on Cornwall's south coast have a particular beauty. I hope I have conveyed something of this in my textile collage 'Overhanging Oak'. More information about the artwork at http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/overhanging-oak
These are both satins, one in pale blue the other silver-grey. I have dyed both as potential backgrounds for the floating maple leaves. There is the suggestion of leaves below the surface which will become far more obvious when other leaves are added in collage.