It suddenly hit me at the beginning of this week that we're in the second week of April and I'm still no further forward regarding selecting/making work for our exhibition in May, so today I started my inspiration wall.
This is just a posh way of saying that I just throw everything on the pin board that might possibly have a link to what I'm trying to achieve.
If you look very closely at the top of the pic above you can see all my lovely exchange PC's,(nothing to do with the poject of course, just lovely to look at!)
Anyway having got confused with the dates of this event, I thought we were doing the Rural Life Show , but no , we're doing the Countryside and Wildlife Day. Just a small hiccup as I'd been madly collecting images for the former, still I suppose it's all connected.
Anyway my first effort has involved making a start with the heavy horses slide I discovered in my OH's archive, dating back to the late 70's, I should think. It was taken at a steam fair in Dorset.
Needless to say I didn't want the fair paraphernalia in the back ground so I pasted a nice sky over it and bought up the colour of the dry clay that they were ploughing that day.
Now this is one of my shots.
In this first composite (which is still a WIP) I tried incorporating all sorts of elements, including this lovely hay bale shot that was so thoughtfully offered to me by Diedre
As you can see the hay rolls are too big, something my friend kindly noticed, as it had completely gone over my head!
Having failed to sort this one out the way I wanted it I went on to the next idea, and this was to incorporate a frame of poppies from this image.
With much fiddling about in PS and a nice bit of frivolous playing, (the birds and the extra poppies) in Painter, I came up with a finished piece.
I'm now planning a textile version of this and have been dying fabric and coating other pieces ready for printing, so will update on this next week, when I have my 2 DCD's