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China? 26/11/14

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.

Sea Bathing in November 24/11/14

Sea Bathing in November

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.

Camellia 'Rainbow' 20/11/14

Camellia 'Rainbow' textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

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.

Caught in a Web 17/11/14

Caught in a Web

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.

Spider's web 14/11/14

Spider's web overhanging an autumn river, textile collage

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.

Floating leaves 10/11/14

Floating leaves

Having added a lot more dye-work to the river, I am now pinning on maple leaves to try different arrangements of floating leaves.

Dyeing a river 5/11/14

Dyeing a river

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.

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