Monday, 12 January 2009

Patterns In The Landscape


Here are some of my flower brooches I have been busy sewing, for a lovely shop in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
I needed some bright colours as a contrast to the grey miserable weather we have here.

You may need sun glasses for this post as I also have another addition to my tree series.
Bright tomato red silk on a turquoise wool background.
A few more stitches and it will be completed.

I always seem to have several things on the go at once, I jump from one thing to another.
It stops me getting bored and it's good to have a break.
Sometimes I get so excited by an idea, I leave what I'm working on and start a new project...and in the process my usual chaotic mess.
This leads me on to this experimental piece, Patterns In Landscapes.
I hope to explore this in my work as I am instinctively drawn to patterns in almost anything I look at.
Thank you so much for all the encouraging comments they are very much appreciated.x


Poppy said...

Hi, your beautiful work always brings a smile too my face!
Thanks for sharing!

Love Lou xxx

Kitty said...

The red and turquoise is fabulous isn't it? And I love the flowers ... and the top piece is just ... *sigh* ... so clever.


Gina said...

Beautiful work as always Kayla. Perfect to brighten up grey days like today.

Sylvie Van Hulle said...

Wow! I can see the energy in them and I love the one with the blue and red!

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Woo Gilchrist said...

Hi there,

Just found your blog and I love the things you make, they are really beautiful.

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous them xx

The WestCountryBuddha said...

I love the first piece particularly. I'll also keep my eyes open for your flowers next time I'm in Stratford! Do you dye/colour your own felt?

Acornmoon said...

It looks like spring has sprung! Great colour, very Fauvist!

Heloise said...


Anonymous said...

Just found your blog via 'Bloggers who embellish' and I fell in love with your work immediately!

Now I have just spend a few hours going through your old posts and seeing such inspiring work. From what I can gather you are self taught in that your didn't go to art school.

Will be looking on a regular basis now.

gunnelsvensson said...

Beautiful work as usual! Yes, we need colours now !!

Elsa said...

I love the top line of trees and road... beautiful and so well done. Your work makes me happy. Thanks.

Karen said...

lovely work! and I love the artist book on your shoping list to.

Lesley's Creations said...

Hi There. Your pattern in a landscape piece is beautiful. The colour blend is perfect. Your brooches are soooooo pretty. xx

Helen Suzanne said...

loving the top picture and all that colour with the textures Kayla - very nice

Victoria said...

Great work and that top piece is stunning!