Sunday, 9 August 2009

Birdy doodles

Here is a coin purse that I have made using vintage french fabric. Isn't it pretty? Mind you anything floral against a black background is always gorgeous and dramatic. Anyway, this lovely stuff has been turned into a long line coin purse and is now residing in Etsyland.



Visiting the likes of this beautiful place last week, has filled me with inspiration. Well, to be precise bird inspiration. Seeing or rather hearing all those huge monster Seagulls has made me want to paint and draw birds.So in my night clothes, before anyone was up this morning and what a glorious morning it was, I set myself up in my garden, in the sunshine with pencils and paints. What a peaceful, glorious hour that was! Just me, the dogs, the chickens and plenty of coffee!
I've got it in my mind to create rather naive drawings to use on fabric transfer, as a backdrop to my collage embroideries... I would just like to give my work a little bit of a new twist.

It isn't half good fun daubing paint onto a blank page and using a pencil in the soft wet paint.
Added bits of text and doily to this one....
and embroidered a little, on here


tried to get the St. Ives naive thing going on here.... Mmmm ?

More backdrops for future work...

Well that was my day in amongst sorting washing, vacuuming floors,watering garden pots etc. etc.etc.etc.etc.
Just wanted to leave you of a close up pic, of a divine spool of lace I purchased yesterday. It is so perfectly wound and still having it's label makes it a joy to have.
Thank you for stopping by. x

26 comments:

gingerwine said...

Yum love those birdies!
Sam x

Gina said...

I adore those birdie doodles.. just gorgeous!

Ticking stripes said...

Delighfully simple, simply delightful...

Annie said...

The purse is gorgeous I will have a look at it on Etsy.
Ann x

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Glad its just not me that likes things for spool or packaging they are on! Just love the lace, I've just bought some ric rac braid on 30's packaging/board. I just love old, softly faded things - things with a tale to tell - if only they could talk!
Just love the purse - may just have to have a look at etsy!
Birds look so good too, I likes the painr effect.
x vicky x

silverpebble said...

Your little bird sketches and paintings are so smiley. My favourite has to be the one with the little embroidered flowers. Lovely!

jane and the happy crow said...

Hi Viv, lovely as ever. Pop over to my place to pick up an award. Jane xxx

Jackie said...

From the beautiful purses to th e drawings Viv..its all so gorgeous.

Sal said...

Beautiful,Viv..love the coin purse! ;-)

Leigh Shepherd said...

Lovely drawings, I always enjoy peeping inside other people's sketch books:)

cocoa and blankets said...

I love your birdies so much...especially when their legs are all jaunty...so I swooned no end over these pics...I am desperately trying to do a post but blogger keeps cutting out and wont upload the pics...going to send you some of my favourite birds...love H

meplusmolly said...

Gorgeous as always....... loving the birds, they are definitely a big thing this year me thinks ;0

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Hi Viv

Gorgeous birdies! Gorgeous lace purchase, too!!!

Sue x

Gigibird said...

Living by the sea my thoughts on seagulls probably aren’t the same as yours….I’m sure if they kept you up all night by their screeching you wouldn’t like them too…. ….however they are nice to look at.

Katie said...

What fabulous birds...and gorgeous coin purse. Seeing your photo of St Ives has made me rather envious...it's my favourite place on earth! Katie x

BusyLizzie said...

Viv, another great purse & wonderful birds.. Lizzie x

rebecca said...

love your site and your stitch art. i want to move to england! :)

Victoria said...

The new little purse is beautiful, and your bird illustrations are so delightful! They really made me smile!

lilylovekin said...

I love the new bird doodles,especially when you add embroidery and lace. Also your spool of vintage lace is lovely,what a great find. It is great just to have hanging around to look at.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Your new purse is lovely & the birdies are fab!

Jayne

Heidi said...

I so need to sit down and just doodle...yours are wonderful!
:)Heidi

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hello lovely lady! brilliant little birdies your stall was so lovely at the Homspun Fair, did I tell you that already!
Love Sarah x

Margaret said...

you managed to snuck this post in while I wasn't looking (kid's really NEED to go back to school, it's time) what a fab artist you are love your birdies! Mx

Richard Jesse Watson said...

What a delightful style of art you have. Love the carefree energy and exhuberance.

Samantha said...

Just beautiful - makes me quite envious. If only I could draw. : (

Greedy Nan said...

These are lovely pictures. Makes me feel as if I could have a go at something similar - not THAT similar ... mine would be rubbish!