The other day I got out my paints again....and did a few quick paintings... they are small, simple abstracts.
I'm trying to get back to being more minimal with my work. At times I find I can put too much into one thing, overloading a canvas or adding too much detail to a skirt, etc. We were out walking the other day, and we collected pine needles, conkers and leaves. I love the colours at this time of year, the leaves are slowly turning orange. Years ago when I had more time on my hands and when I was a wondering art student I used to go for long walks to find fallen plant and tree seed pods, leaves and twigs. I used them in my work and I made some bracelets.
They're not very wearable, but I love the simplicity of them. I've been thinking of somehow re-creating them with clay or fabrics, or making larger scale sculptural pieces with the same feel as the woven, stitched leaves.