Do you know where summer has gone? I guess what we are having is just typical UK weather, we had some sunshine but if you blinked you may have missed it. I do love the summer and all the inspiration that comes with it and we do not need sunshine to find that. I thought I would share with you some of my photos from summer so far as well as what I have been working on.
I do love some floral inspiration (that is pretty obvious) and we went to Hyde Hall at the end of June to take photos. I have not used them in my work yet, but they are in my large photo library and I have plans for most of them. I believe this flower is called 'Star Of Persia', isn't it beautiful?
It was a lovely hot day at Hyde Hall, before summer upped and left ha ha. I really got so many ideas and took so many photos, it was both productive and a 'day off'. We enjoyed lunch and I had a honey and lavender ice cream (delicious), sat by the pond and enjoyed the company of the ducks as well as me getting over excited about the damsel and dragonflies. I tried but did not get any great dragonfly photos but this one of the ducks has to be my favorite from the whole day. I love the reflections.
Summer in the garden has been crammed with ideas too, though some of which the slugs and snails have since eaten! I planted lots of pots of and luckily I took some photos before they became dinner for my garden residents.
I have been doing a lot of painting rather than textile art, no doubt I will be yearning for a textile project again soon. I have just finished a collection of paintings this week and I am trying to source frames for them, I have mounted them on heavy white paper/card ready and will be listing them in my Folksy shop soon. This is what they looked like before I mounted them.
What is next for summer? I am looking forward to a two week holiday time off with my husband, relaxing and exploring. I may have more photos to share! I want to make some hand painted cards, so that is hopefully something to look out for. I hope to add more work to my shop and will probably work on a dragonfly embroidery I started but did not get time to work on. So keep a close eye on Facebook & Instagram for updates.
I hope you are all enjoying the summer so far.
My name is Kirsty I am the Owner, Artist and Maker at Beadie Eyed Edie.