vivien: my book is home! slide show ……

My book is home and I love it!   I’m so glad I’ve been part of this exchange – I’ve loved seeing everyone’s work in real life, with time to study it before sending it on its happy way :>)

I can’t pick any one persons work out – I love all the original twists on my themes, the way you’ve each made it your own.

Nina has such a way with figures, I love the playing with scale of her huge feathers – or small people – and the background patterns she uses that take no account of perspective or reality and add so much to her work, not to mention the beautiful use of watercolour.

Robyn you’ve caught the irridescent feather beautifully – and sent it on for me to keep :>) and that fruit positively glows (my students were well impressed!),   and I got to see a  tumbling Tuscan town :>)  – like the alliteration ? ;>)

Ronell, that bustling market being drawn by the hands – positively Durer!  and beautifully characteristic of French markets and so imaginative to give it that twist :>)

Casey the playing with collage, lettering and stamps and interweaving them with your painting was great and gave my students some ideas of pushing their own work forward :>)

Lindsay gave me glowing waterways and a linoprint feather – again very different and uniquely Lindsay :>)  I must get back to my waterways project soon.

Glen gave me a  lovely murky pool with fish that echoed the feather shape, wriggling sinously through the weeds

All gorgeous :>)

I can highly recommend an exchange like this to anyone wondering about it – go for it!


Vivien’s sketchbook arrives home!

I can’t photograph it just now but will asap – it’s lovely and I’m really enjoying looking at it again and again and ……….again!

Robyn thank you for the special feather!  and for others who added to the little stash in the back of the book!   With the pheasant feathers Glen has just given me I can see I’ll have to do some more feather sketches!

Ronell I have your book and will complete it asap and get it sent on to you – it’s looking gorgeous.

closer ups of Glen and Lindsay’s books

I wasn’t very happy with the tiny images – so here are some larger ones where you can actually see the work!

First of all Lindsay’s book:

her rocks ended in a ragged shape – the blue seas of Sennen Cove that I added were a welcome sight for Lindsay’s little red canoe after that wild storm :>)


and then in Robyn’s book:

those busy busy people on the beach :>)

Glen’s work in Lindsay’s book

First of all – apologies to Nina – I’ve parcelled the book up and forgot to photograph your work for Glen – Ronell please would you do it when it arrives?  or Nina maybe you could post them?  I’m really sorry I simply forgot < blush >   At the moment I’ve got 2 FPP;s and a moley to pass on so was hurrying with the photography.

these aren’t the best photos – not sure what I’ve done

Glen left those rocks for me and the blue seas are Sennen Cove – I thought after Glen’s wild and vicious, fabulous stormy seas it deserved a little R&R!

These pages of Glen’s are fantastic – and the story weaves in and out of the work – the whole book is fabulous!