Monday, 15 December 2014

Journal Quilts Round Up

Deborah O'Hare

My mind has been taken up with other matters of late, but I am applying myself this morning and here are my thoughts on this Journal Quilt Challenge.

Deborah O'Hare
Jan, May, Sept

I have enjoyed this far more than I expected. It is almost as if I was given permission to play, which is ridiculous when you think about it but I suppose we do put restrictions on ourselves even if we don't realize that we are doing it.

Deborah O'Hare
Feb, Jun, Oct

When the colour combinations are separated I like them all.
When they are put together I have my favourites.
Any which way is up!

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Mar, Jul, Nov
I became happier and more relaxed with the concept of abstract as I went along.
I love my Gelli Arts printing plate even more and want to continue experimenting with it.
I have explored the buzz term "mark making" and find that I like it :D

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Apr, Aug, Dec

Sometimes you can over do it and knowing when to stop is important.
I really like the combination of black, white and brown!

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The lot of 'em

Okay, before I go can I just get a bit serious?
You might have paid no attention to the link I added to the first sentence, but the changes that are about to take place on Jan 1st will affect us all. If you live in the EU you will probably find that you can no longer buy from your favourite US etc sites because they will restrict selling to you, not really because of the extra costs but because of the compliance laws that are too complex to adhere to.
If you are in the US and you sell to the EU and you don't comply you will be breaking the law.
I could go on with lots more details but there are others out there who have put it far more eloquently than I can. If you do nothing else then please sign this petition.
Get the facts here and do what you can to spread the word via social media.
At the moment this is just about digital purchases but there are plans to increase it to physical sales as well. Hope you can help.

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

December Journal Quilt

Deborah O'Hare

Well I am giving myself a pat on the back because I have done it! I have completed all of the Journal Quilts for the year.

Deborah O'Hare

Not that great an achievement you might be saying. What's all the fuss about?
The truth is that when I began this I wasn't completely sure that I would get the the other end. That I wouldn't be bogged down in the other things that I have to do.

Deborah O'Hare

Also....the group coordinators are quite strict. You can't go more than three months without having posted your efforts and you have to let them know if you are not going to complete. No slinking off into the corner and letting things slide.

I think I would have done it anyway because I have got such a lot out of the experience, but I will save all of that for an overview post soon.

Deborah O'Hare

For those beady eyed among you who have noticed the red seepage I have to inform you that it was deliberate. I was actually hoping for a bit more and I hope to experiment with this a bit further in the future.

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

November Journal Quilt

Deborah O'Hare

This one has got a bit too busy for my liking. Too much going on with the printing and the stitching.

Deborah O'Hare

Out of the four colour schemes I chose for these this one has turned out to be my least favourite too!

Deborah O'Hare

I am still enjoying doing these little 8 x 8 in pieces though :D
One more left. It is already finished but you will have to wait for December...

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Walnut Shore , the final!

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

This piece is looking across the estuary.

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

Lots going on this side of the water, even some hand stitching.

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

So there we are.
you can see more of my stitched seascapes and landscapes here and some are available for sale here.

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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Walnut Shore revisited

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

The fourth of my Walnut Shore pieces.

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

No pebbles on this one!
Just more open space...

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

...and birds. There are always birds.

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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Walnut Shore continued

textile art Deborah O'Hare

This is the third in the Walnut Shore series.

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

I was going to slice this into two pieces but decided to stay with the whole piece.
I hope it captures the wide open space of the beach.

textile art by Deborah O'Hare

Not forgetting some pebbles of course!

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Monday, 3 November 2014

Walnut Shore

Deborah O'Hare

I first showed the beginning of these small pieces in October 2012! Oh dear :(

I did get around to complete one piece in 2012 and now nearly two years later I have got around to finishing the rest.

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I have named them Walnut Shore and this is number 2.

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There are others, and they have been completed :)

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