We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Just a Little Bit Behind Now!

One of the things I love about travelling in Europe in spring and summer is the poppies. They remind me of my  childhood in the Netherlands when I played in the wheat fields on the farm where we lived. The wheat was laced with bright red poppies and I remember picking them to take home and then being disappointed because the flower wilted the next day. I still love poppies though I have learnt not to pick them- and my photo files contain many wonderful images of poppies that i have taken on my travels. I will stop the car to photograph drifts of poppies. I was in heaven  when I lived in France for a year and poppies were part of my daily walk- I couldn't get enough of them.

It's where I long to be again and so at the moment I am suffused in pieces about poppies and poppy variations. However the size I had been making was too large for  the dimensions for voyageart so I made one the right size- I think it's my favourite yet- but then red and orange are the colours of my soul.


  1. The sheen on you fabric is lovely - how did you achieve it? It looks like glazed cotton. Impressed with your stitching too - did you use a perle thread for the stems?

  2. HI Jean- I have used lutradur, which I used to use quite a lot and then stopped for awhile. I have used normal machine embroidery thread but have run two threads through the top of my machine.