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.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016


Porto 1
Here are my 4 Voyage Quilts, although I may change the last one, and do a different one.
Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site so a "Treasure". I place I have been to a couple of times and am going back again to later this year
I love the waterfront area, most of the houses have either painted or tiled facades, and most have washing hanging out of the windows.
This one was fun to make, and I tried a free approach - just cutting random shapes for the windows etc - not trying to be too careful.

Porto 2
This time I focused in a little showing more of the washing on the lines, with more embroidery and painting

Porto 3
For the next one I focused in a bit more and put traditional costume on the washing line, with a tiled background. The apron (or rather my interpretation of an apron) has a story, as it is one I bought in a charity shop in the UK, and until recently had no idea that it had been made in Portugal. 

Porto 4
I think to complete the series correctly I should make a piece that focuses on the stitching on the traditional costume, and maybe I will later in the year, but for now this is my 4th piece. It is inspired by the rows of sardines in the shops in Porto


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