Here's some other things we've been doing in our spare time!
As usual we swapped some postcards among ourselves. Here's one Bev made, which you last saw back here. Here it is, all finished.
Nola began this one when we were playing with serviettes back in May 2011. She laid down an image onto mat board, and added torn tissue layers to create a mood.
To make this one, Helen trapped threads and fabric snippets under a sheer layer and machine stitched a grid to hold them in place.
All these postcards are very different and use different techniques. I think what they have in common is a willingness to work with what we've done, rather than add yet more things to our many samples. I think it's also clear that small works like this don't necessarily have to be elaborate or complex to succeed as works of art.
Tricia has also been learning to draw in pastels. She's done some beautiful things. Here are some still lifes...
Nola was inspired to make some earrings with lace motifs, by a picture in a book called Making Vintage Accessories. The picture used some lace that reminded her of lace remnants in her stash, from when her adult daughter was tiny.
You could never say our work is boring or predictable, could you?