Thursday, 10 September 2009

.......I got my heebee-jeebees in a hidden bag......

Hello..... just thought I had better explain that the song lyric title of this post has nothing whatsoever to do with the content. I just like the words and I say them often inside my head, you know how some random words will repeat themselves in your mind for no particular reason! Or, is it just me????
Continuing on the bird theme of recent posts, I have been really enjoying using mono printing. I think the quality of the line created by mono drawing has such a unique quality. I then used the image and silk screen printed it onto calico and made this purse, with hand embroidery and buttons.
It's a sweet little thing, just sits nicely in the hand.
Reverse has a little Liberty Tana Lawn and silk piccy of a bird, finished with a button.

Inside more Liberty loveliness.
I mono printed the design directly onto this lovely old letter and then added Liberty pieces, embroidery and vintage buttons.
Another design silk screen printed onto cotton and made into a lavender sachet.

Directly onto old envelopes...Screen printed onto fused carrier bags...Mono prints...
All sorts of drawing done for potential projects. So much to do and so little time, usual story for us all?
Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by. x

26 comments:

bad penny said...

simply gorgeous

karen said...

good to see you back, thought you had gone into hiding agin!

Gina said...

I love the monoprints!

libbyquilter said...

love everything but especially the old envelopes~!!~

good to see you back~!~

:)
libbyQ

Stephanie V said...

love the designs, the drawings are so cute.
x

cocoa and blankets said...

your work is just getting better and better, I love your birds...

sarah-jane down the lane said...

How clever you are, did I already tell you that every time I leave you a message, guffaw :D

lOVING LOVING THE MONO PRINTS THEY ARE GIVING ME THE MONET SPENDING HEE-BEE-GEE-BEES!

Absoloutely clueless about the song lyrics, but they are good!

Love Sarah x

Victoria said...

LOVE the drawings mono prints and screen printing, (and anything with the words heebee-jeebees puts a smile on my face)!

jane and the happy crow said...

Lovely! You do come up with such adorable designs Viv. I love the printing on the old letter and all the little bits you added, gosh I am jealous of your talent! Lots of love Jane xxx

twiggypeasticks said...

very lovely
twiggy

silvia said...

so so lovely....wow, i love the bird on cotton

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Ooooh gorgeous - you've been busy. I love all the monoprinted birdies.

You will never guess ... photo is in the post!

Carolyn :o)

Pink Trees and Sunshine said...

The birdies are charming and of course I love the Liberty :~)
Elaine

cathy said...

Hi Viv - wow you sound so energized and full of ideas - love the bird - love them all. My little purse that I purchased from you sits on my vanity where I can see it every morning and every evening. I will eventually "use" it but right now I don;t want it to get dirty and I just want to enjoy it. I love your blog too!

jenny elkins said...

Love what you are doing with the monoprints. I need a whole day to just catch up on your blog!

Griffin said...

... and your bird can sing! Love the birdie... are you going to start calling home 'The Factory' and do screenprinting of all the famous people (and possibly dogs) where you live? Viv Warhol? Has a nice ring to it dunnit?!

Cowboys and Custard said...

Really tweet Viv.. groan.. sorry!
You now I love them little birdies!

MXXX

P.s Not even going to attempt this song title having made a complete Klutz of myself last time..

Kitschen Pink said...

and here's me thinking - if only I could have half the productivity of Viv I'd be sailing! Always so much amazing new creativity to enjoy here! Love it! t.x

Jackie said...

Gorgeousness.
How lovely to be able to access the print room goodness!
By the way I forgot to say on your last post, Hylas and the Nymphs by JWW was one of favourite ever paintings for ages and then I met Brian and it was in his care as he worked in the gallery where it hung . We had a big print of it in the bathroom until my lovely MIL declared 'Fancy having all those nudes there'

Clare said...

Lovely birdies...I can hear them all twittering away from here!

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

I love the attitude of the birds, so whimsical and wonderful!
Have a nice weekend
Rebecka

Margaret said...

Gorgeous Viv! I love all of them but the letter is my fav, so totally you, fab! Mx

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

lovely stuff! love the mono printing - wow i haven't done that for over 20 years but now i want too!

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

I thought I was the only one with random words floating around in my head!!:) Viv, your work gets more wonderful and imaginative every time I see it. Just LOVE this batch.:) Hugs, Amy

mimilove forever said...

...and so she's back from outerspace...(and son on in a gloria gaynor stylee)...

Top work there old fruit, glad to see the henvelopes are back!
x;0)

*emilie* said...

absolutely adorable ! i saw that on tracy's blog and i just wanted to stop by and say how pretty your creations are !