Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Mum, Scarf and Paper Whimsy

I finally got to do my second Paper Whimsy forum challenge today (I've been awaiting the arrival of some girly collage sheets). Again, its a Hilda Conkling poem and the idea is to use some free images from Gale (at the Paper Whimsy forum) and then put your own interpretation on it. I used gesso and paints as well as PW images.
The poem is lovely..... I remember examining moss as a child and thinking it looked like little trees.
I probably told you when I posted the last one that I'm putting these into a book.

Today I also made my item for the new ABAA challenge....but you'll have to wait till Friday to see that. We're doing something a bit different this week.....hope that's got you wondering!!!!!

I've been busy with mum over the last few days - at the weekend she celebrated her 80th birthday and we had a party for her at our house. Here she is with some of her presents...I bought her the watch and my sister bought her an iPod!! (She's probably listening to the Ting Tings). She's wearing her 80 badge of course. Yesterday - her actual birthday - I took her to see dad at the nursing home. It was sad because we couldn't tell him it was her birthday (he wouldn't have coped with that) but mum did very well and we did our best to be cheery.

One of the best treats you can give my mum is to take her to a wool shop and last week we went to a fantastic one in Beeston, near where she lives. She bought fresh supplies and I got this gorgeous Kaffe Fassett variegated wool to knit a scarf. I love the way its changing colour as I knit. Yes, I know its spring but I'm sure I'll get lots of use out of it in the autumn! Anyway, as mum says, its not just about the wearing - its about the pleasure of knitting........


Sandy said...

Linda your PW art is outstanding. I´ve missing my words again. You made so great art. I love them.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Linda you mum is lucky to have daughters like you. I am sure you made her day just by being there.
Love the scarf you are knitting for her.
Your artwork is beautiful as always.
The design and colours are superb and give a feeling of peace and tranquility.

Judy S. said...

That is going to be a very nice book, Linda! I love KF colors as they're always so bright and pretty. His patterns are nice too.

LazyKay said...

Gorgeous piece the words and image really compliment each other. Never seen the verse before but have saved it now - beautiful.

Happy birthday to your Mum, it looks as if she's having a great day and enjoying herself. She doesn't look her age at all!

Beautiful scarf, wow, love the way the colours are blending together and nice pattern too.

Love your work. TFS


My Journey to Hope said...

I love this! That mossy green is so beautiful & really makes the images pop. I can't wait to see the book put together- it will be amazing! And I love the colors on the scarf you're making. Blues/purples/greens are definitely my favorites. Every time I see those combos I swoon. :)


Pattie said...

Hi Linda,

Please wish you Mum a belated Happy Birthday for LW and I. I think the sign of a true artist is your Mum's statement about creating for just the joy that it brings you!! Woo and an iPod to listen to as your make art, Life just doesn't get much better then that. :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

PS Please know that you and your parents remain in my thoughts. ;)

Mar said...

my jen feel like mum about yarn!
yours is pretty

happy birthday mum!!! and she is looking like she is having a grand time!

beautiful page too linda!

Dot said...

Oh Linda - I am catching up on your blog (love the new look by the way)and love everything you have been creating.

Your PaperWhimsy art is outstanding. Beautiful composition and colors.

Love the photo of your special mum too. Smiling at her having a ipod at the age of 80 (good on her).

The Kaffe Fassett variegated wool looks delicious - Jacky would love some of that(me too).

As always I am blown away by your art and talent. So happy we are in a fabric round robin together - very excited about having more of your art.

Dot xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your Mum is lovely, what a sparkly smile she has. Very Best Belated Birthday Wishes to her 80 years young!

Those colors for your scarf are scrumptious!

Your Hilda collage is perfectly delightful. I am waiting for some new image sheets too = yippee!

Speaking of waiting, I can't wait for Friday's ABAA challenge ;)

Lynn said...

Your mom looks great for 80, please tell her that for me :) I didn't know you knit too Linda, so do I but not lately, my stash of yarn is huge and just waiting for me to get back to it.
Your PW challenge pieces are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

L'Hélène said...

I love your moss pages, they're just stunning. Love that color.

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Linda,
your lasted work is just beautiful. Dot even emailed me asking if I'd been to your blog lately! We just love your style!!!

Your Mum is so pretty... such a doll.

Hope you're having a lovely week.


Anonymous said...

Your Art work is stunning ,I love the way you get so much interest and texture in to your work .
Your Mum is such a STAR with her ipod ,the only 80 yr old I know who likes chart music ,LOL!!
I hope to be like that when im 80 .
Say Happy belated Birthday to her from me .
Love from sesga xx

M said...

Linda - that green on the moss pages is beatiful! It looks like the moss I remember as a child. Love these pages. Your mom looks fantastic! Marlynn

Jackie said...

Oh! Some friends of ours who come from Beeston told us they had a wool shop opened at the end of their street. I think they are friends of the people. It must surely be the same one.

Jaqi said...

Linda , your Mam looks wonderful, she seems to be enjoying her ipod, what a great idea.
Kaffe Fasset, wow that takes me back, I used to buy tapestry kits from him when he had his shop in Bath. Where is he now? I used to love all of his work and saw a demonstration and an exhibition of his work in Sunderland about 14 - 15 years ago. He is amazing , the wool looks fab, colours are brilliant, Jaqi xx

Renee said...

Your Mama is beautiful.

Happy Birthday to her.

Love Renee xoxo

Janny said...

It's really beautiful!! Great your mum an I pod;o)She looks great for her age!

Donna Childree Gotlib said...

What a beautiful picture of your Mother! I've been visiting and catching up with all of your posts. You've been doing beautiful work. Sending you hugs.