Maybe you already know, but if you don't I am currently writing book, which I hope to be published by FOQ - which is a tight deadline and has kept me busy. So those moons I told you about last time have had to take a bit of a side seat for a week or two. But time is passing and we are very close to the next SiX exhibition, so I've got them back out and been working on them this week. There will be four and they will be called Many Moons as a group. Each will also have it's own title within the group - so here is progress so far on
and of course 'Eastern Moon'
the moons in these are very closely quilted with metallic thread and do glisten. Hard to capture this on camera, but maybe this close up shows it a little
They will b joined by 'Lucky Moon', when I get a delivery of metallic thread. Each moon took a whole reel, so I have run out! In the meantime, I could not resist seeing how these pieces might look, transformed for a thermofax screen
Pretty flipping gorgeous I think, and I foresee a series two based on these. If you would like to see how the others turned out, then I am going to post them on my own blog http://hilarybeattie.blogspot.co.uk/ so do pop over and have a look. I still need to add some hand stitch, bind and mount the original moons first though. If I get them done in time to photograph, I'll post final images - if not, then you will just have to visit Minerva! I can't remember if I mentioned it - but I am going to do a demo on July 21st as part of the Meet the Artists day at Minerva. I'll be running through how to make background collages like these and also those on the Oriental Pot series. Hope lots of you will come - I think most of us are going so it will be a good day - Hilary x