Going for colour! Nothing clashes in the garden but I was brought up on never mixing your oranges with your pinks. As for shovelling in pinks, yellows, purples, scarlets etc well! Sometimes you have to be brave. These aren't brilliant but they are joyous and they do record the day. ( Last Friday at Newark Park). Must add a few bees and butterflies - yes, will go and do that.
What a glorious place to be- a summer garden filled with colour.
Bees a buzzing and birds singing.
If you can't get out at the moment imagine yourself here.
Lush growth covering the sculptures,
the stone dogs were garlanded.
Newark Park, National Trust house and garden last Friday. Our summer visit for our exhibition there next Spring. Our title will be The Seasons in Silver and Thread. Joining me, my two friends Rosemary Cochrane, jeweller and Liz Hewitt, textile artist.
Inspired by the colours in the summer garden. These roses begin life dark red and get lighter but the camera sometimes isn't quite true to the real colour. The hypericum is glorious in its yellows, buttery and lemon. I put that with the purples of buddleia and a terracotta daisy. It is all about the contrast of colour as well as the bright hues.
Roses and lavender. 15cm x 5cm. Machine and hand embroidery, applique on turquoise linen. 2.5 hrs work. I have work going to an exhibition in Chipping Camden, that's North Cotswolds next week. The exhibition is called Summer Delights and its at the Court Barn Museum. So it is time to consider Summer in my theme of seasons. The sea birds come into that theme but I am celebrating the colours in our garden. The dark red roses stop me in my tracks every time I go out in the garden.