Finishing and starting

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you know me you’ll know I don’t like to leave stuff undone and I love to go back and ‘tidy up’ abandoned projects.


When we record a video for DMTV it usually involves making more than one of any piece. In this case I had one finished and two part-made poppy panels. Today I painted the flowers and seedheads on the second of them. I only have to complete the quilting, add the binding, mount it on a canvas and it’ll be done. I’m planning to add all three to my small items for sale page when they are ready so that’s incentive enough to make sure they’re finished.


I’ve also gone back to the blackbird with teapot painting and tweaked a few bits. I’m thinking to make a series of birds with china paintings to add to the range of fabrics Laura and Jamie have digitally printed at I’ve a huge collection of antique teapots and jugs so no shortage of candidates for a still life.


I’ve also promised to paint them some watercolours of flowers to print as fat quarters – this lovely hydrangea caught my eye as I walked through the village to collect the Sunday paper this morning. I’m sure my neighbour won’t mind me sneaking a photograph for reference!


The first attempt at achieving an interesting deep, dark background was far from ideal¬†– this sheet of watercolour paper is much too smooth for my style of painting. I’ll try again with something more textured tomorrow!


It was strange last week to see an old blast from the past. We visited a local art gallery and outside in the centre of a little garden Laura photographed this fountain. I pointed out to her that it was the very same fountain that I photographed as an art student back in 1970!


This was my photo, all black and white – I don’t think they trusted students to use expensive colour film in those days. Laura and Jamie loved these images and jumped at the chance to add them to their digital print range. I’m not sure how I feel about them being called vintage. It’s true I had a milestone birthday recently. No one likes to dwell on numbers but all I can say is it started with a 6 and ended with a 5. I suppose that makes me vintage too.


The prints make stunning cushions don’t they? You can find the complete range at

Whatever your vintage I hope you are all getting new things started or old things finished – thanks for visiting today.

Love Linda x[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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