For starters, I waded through Monday morning without a clue as to what I was going to do for my weekly art project, and then once I had found a starting point, life's little interruptions meant a stop-start approach to my working practice. Something that doesn't put me in the best of moods!!!! Oh the joy of a solid block of time in which to work!
Nevertheless...we are here & you are wondering why I have a stunning Iznik tile as a visual aid to the start of my blog today?!
An interesting article on the significance of the tulip in Ottoman design, led me to recollecting my wonderful visit to Istanbul a few years ago. I was particularly wanting to see what 'tulip' inspired tiles I had managed to photograph.
AS you have probably guessed, I'd decided to have the tulip as this week's muse. Even though the tulip is another plant that I have tried and failed to grow in my garden, each year I buy bunches & pretend that they have just been plucked from our own carefully tended soil!
Once settled on a design format, I used the lightbox to help me trace it onto each quarter of my 15cm sq fabric block.
Under the sewing machine needle it all went & then out came the scissors. Here's what the cutting back revealed...
Bold & fresh & lovely.
A good result from a frustrating start of week!