Thursday, 28 August 2008

1946

Tried something a little different from the norm here.
Very special envelope dated 1946 sent from New York to England. Something very fascinating about a 1940's UK/USA mail. Anyway, the flowers are circles of calico and muslin. The textures and the way the fabrics fray are so lovely. A little bit of Liberty Lawn for colour and then my precious stash of mother of pearl buttons was raided once again. I added a photo of a 1940's wedding couple, covered it with silk, so there is only a shadow of a memory of that day but happiness shines through. Blimey where did that come from? Anyway, it's all about love, memories, happiness and the hopes we have in life....it's a pretty little confection to illustrate this.




Moving swiftly on........ I visited a lovely Gallery in Pembridge, North Herefordshire a few days ago called oldchapelgallery To my total and utter delight found they had Jayne Lennard's work in stock. Jayne Lennard was one of the exhibitors of the Folk Art and Fairy Tales Touring Exhibition, featuring many wonderful artists such as Julie Arkell, Rachael Howard and Jennifer Collier (who lectures at my place of work by the way)! Anyway Jayne Lennards' work is one of my all time favs and I managed to buy this little piece of brilliance at the Gallery.

The photos do not do the intricate, thoughtful beauty of this little box of peg dolls any justice. Her work is so genteel and clever. I do love it and it made my day.
Thanks for stopping by.x


18 comments:

Gina said...

Those peg dolls are so precious! Simple but beautiful.

Gigibird said...

Another wonderful piece from the Hensteeth studio:)
Peg dolls are very interesting....isn't it great visiting galleries? I've just spent an afternoon at one and have returned full of inspiration to make beautiful things.

Juanita Johnson said...

I absolutely love the addition of the fabric bits. What wonderful work you do!

Jackie said...

you desrve a treat. lovely work..yours and the dollies.

Jennifer Conway said...

Simple and beautiful.....love it all!

Kayla coo said...

I love Peg dolls!
Wonderful creations.

'fancypicnic' said...

Spent a while yesterday looking at your new piece of work on flickr - it's gorgeous (just like everything else you do!). Lovely ideas involved too.
The simplicity of the peg dolls - beautiful.

French Knots said...

Every time you show us a new piece I think - that's my favourite! This one is certainly my fav yet, it's wonderful.

Hay said...

What simplistically gorgeous peg dolls and I just luv your latest piece.

Heloise said...

The peg dolls are lovely. The work you have created with the envelope is something special. I have enjoyed looking at your recent creations especially those linked with family - social history.

JayCee said...

Lovely!

Mieke said...

Love it!!!

Robyn said...

What shines through in your work is the fact that you have been touched by the pieces you collect and incorporate in your art. Beautiful and nostalgic.

This is the first time I've heard of Jayne Lennard but I love Julie Arkell and in fact bought a papier mache book about her work about 10 years ago.

septemberbird said...

Loving your new pieces to bits~
and those little dolls are so serene and lovely. I'm glad you found them.

mimilove forever said...

Ooo now that's gorgeous...it makes me want to divorce the other half n re-marry (possibly him again!) and have that as a wedding present! Love it luvvlies! X:) (Hope work goes ok!)
x

PICCALILY & BLOSSOM said...

Love the '1946' piece. New York is one of my favourite destinations. Such a diverse place.
Fab as ever.

Pippa said...

This envelope is so gorgeous - and how poetic of you to say that about the memories still shining through! Do you ever do custom orders?

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