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Mini Doodle

Back in March (here) I mentioned I had been doodling. I've been playing with it on and off since then and it's starting to come together quite nicely. It's based on my favourite part of our coastline to visit, Granny's Bay.

It's a very simple bit of stitching really and I just go where I fancy with it, but I would like to add a little extra colour, so this weekend I decided to try it out on a smaller piece. 

The background is just watercolour pencil on wet fabric, I dried it out on the pebbles in the garden, it gave me a good idea of the coastal feel I'm after. 


A little hint of something there. 


When it was dry I added a little more dry pencil.


Just a couple of highlights 



Now it's time to stitch over it as usual. If the rain ever stops I plan to take this out and about with me so I can cram in a little more stitching time. 

When I'm happy I'll try it out on the large piece when the time comes, and if I don't like it, the whole thing can be dunked in some water until the colour fades!

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  1. It is interesting watching the process of creation. I see you also have that love of the coast and pebbles. Your garden pebbles and fleabane daisies give the perfect backdrop to your work x

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    1. Thanks. I love the fleabane, it is everywhere in my garden.

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  2. Lovely! Very evocative of the sea, can't wait to see the big piece.

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    1. Thanks, I'll post a few pictures of the work in progress soon.

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  3. I love adventurous pieces like this - we used to 'mess' about like this quite often at art college and create some unusual and exciting samples. I did textiles and had fun with putting together unlikely colours - often with my tutor shaking his head but experimenting produces some great works of art.

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    1. It is just messing about, it's just a sketchbook piece really, I wanted to try the colours out before I attacked a larger area.

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  4. A wonderful way to create, experimenting prior to completing the whole process. Looking forward to seeing how you get on.

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    1. Thanks, it's just a nice thing to pick up as and when.

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