I've now got a newly designed website with blog, so I won't be posting on this one in the future. I'll be able to manage it myself which will be great.
I am looking forward to a week's artist in residence at Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester, from next Tuesday 24th to 29th April. Next month I am taking part in Stroud International Textile Trail as part of Select 2012. This is held over two weekends, 12th,13th May and 19th, 20th May. I will be with a group at One Fat Quarter in Nailsworth, near Stroud.
Links to these events can be found on my new website www.lizbrookeward.com and my new blog address will be www.lizbrookeward.com/stitch-in-time-blog html
I will post on this very soon and publish pictures of the first three journal quilts.
Thanks for looking!
Friday, 20 April 2012
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
The original thin section is colourless but if you illuminate it with polarized light different types of crystal in the rock will show up in different colours according to a property they posses called birefringence. Apparently if you put another crystal in the light path, the colour adds or retracts from the existing colours to produce a new set of colours. The purplish red colour produced is called "the sensitive tint". I love the name and it was a happy accident on my part.
Monday, 30 January 2012
From left to right:
I have to become unimportant in the scheme of things, that's when the best stuff happens, when you get out of your own way. Helen Storey
Got no cheque books got no banks, still I'd like to express my thanks - I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.
No one is old enough to know better.
The life so short the craft so long to learn. Chaucer
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde
Whatever you think you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it. Goethe
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
I get by with little help from my friends.
It's not what happens to you in life, its how you deal with it - that is important. Dalai Lama
If you want to grow, push your limits. Mia Rozmyn
Today is the tomorrrow you worried about yesterday and all is well.
It's hard to know if you're bound for a fall, but better to have tripped than never danced at all.
Out of the gloom a voice said unto me, 'smile and be happy, things coud be worse.' So I smiled and was happy and behold things did get worse.
There comes a point in your life when you realise who really matters, who never did and who always will.
Nothing in life is to be feared it is only to be understood.
Your friend is your needs answered, and in the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures.
Thank you my dear friends!
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Saturday, 12 November 2011
Monday, 31 October 2011
I really enjoyed getting the embellisher out and needle felting the background, the effect can be quite subtle.