Hilary Beattie - Ineke Berlyn - Linda Kemshall - Edwina Mackinnon - Catherine Nicholls - Stephanie Redfern
Your work is looking fantastic Annabel, both in this post and the previous one.No idea re Japanese lettering however. Do it in English, or devise your own little pictograms!
Well that's a wonderful idea Stephanie...devising my own pictogrammes! I haven't forgotten our challenge btw about doing something understated. Obviously this one isn't, but I'm slotting the idea in and it will emerge shortly!
Pleased you are still up for the understated approach, it will be difficult in many ways leaving things out, but as I am a little slow at the moment [yours will be ready long before mine],less will be best for me!
Hi Annabel. Put, Japanese kanji pine needles, into google and it will come up with several sites. I'd link for you but I'm on iPhone as have no Internet!
I love the look of this one Annabel - the colours and patterns are amazing. Is it just to be quilted now, or is there some paint planned?
Not sure yet Hilary. I'm still looking for ways to add value!!! I think it will be a stitch only piece with maybe just a little touch of paint to make the middles sing. I've put it to one side this morning and started to pin out the cloth for another Life piece. I began with a huge piece of white fabric and have cut it down a bit as it's a bit too large to get through the machine comfortably. Still it's good to have made a start after much prevaricating and (p)faffing.
Thanks for the information Amanda - it was good of you to go to all that trouble. I'm intrigued by the kanji element though - never heard of that so will investigate.
Stephanie: Well, the brain has already decided for me on the understated thingy but it will be quite a while before the rest of me catches up!
For what it is worth Annabel - I don't think I would add much more than stitch to this ... it is already so graphic, it just doesn't need it. I think it will be stunning - can't wait to see it x
I have a spreadsheet of kanji and their meanings. I wonder if you could access it if I put it on my blog? It's an Excel program spreadsheet...dont know if you can open it as it is. Love the work you've done on this piece.
Thanks Hilary :) I'll see how it goes. Thank you Kathy; that's very good of you. I will follow your profile link and see.