Saturday, 5 April 2008

Total inspiration

What a great couple of days I've had for inspiration and encouragement.
First of all I received 2 amazing sheets of copper mesh to play with from Carol, and inside the package was this brilliant PC as well.

It's a holly leaf printed onto acetate, and the background of the postcard is painted brown paper with misty fuse and foil over the top. The edges of the PC have been edged in a multicoloured metallic thread. It's simply gorgeous.

On the same day I received another package from Shirley which contained samples of Viole Mache, spinweb? paper and a sheet of heat moulding paper. Fantastic!! No excuses for not experimenting now.

As if that wasn't enough I also discovered this morning that Debbi had awarded me the E for excellence award, for which I am extremely honored and touched.
I would like to pass this award on to so many bloggers that have inspired and supported me since September, when I started, and have made a huge difference to how I feel about my creative experiments. But in the spirit of this award I would like to pass it on to Carol, who I have recently got know better as a result of the CG group, and who has a wonderful varied and informative blog, and is also a very generous and supportive blogger.
I would also like to award the EB to Doreen as I think her blog is a lovely mix of excellent embroidery pieces and general interest topics.

And now for some divine inspiration!! We went to Bosham , a little village on the South Coast, today. It was a lovely sunny day, but a bit cold, so I decided to take shelter in the church and was delighted to find these two wonderful embroideries. One was hanging in front of the lecturn, as you can see, and the other was the main alter cloth.
Having looked up the history of Bosham church I think they depict the following:
"In the days of King Canute, a fleet of Danes sailed up Bosham Channel to plunder the village and Church."
If you are interested to know more of this lovely church's history there's a lot to be found on the link.

So as you can see there's no excuse for not coming up with something interesting in the coming weeks, no pressure of course!!


Doreen G said...

What amazing embroideries Sharon thanks for sharing them with us.

Julie said...

Congratulations on the award Sharon and thank you for sharing the beautiful embroideries at Bosham Church. A very favourite uncle of mine lived at Bosham for many years but I never managed to get there.

Carol said...

Thank you so much Sharon,
The background of the postcard is painted brown paper with misty fuse and foil over the top.

Becky Vigor said...

Love those embroideries. We used to go to Bosham a lot as a family when I was younger but I don't think we ever went in the church. I remember wading through the streets at high tide though!