Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Textile Pages for True Colours Round Robin

These facric pages went to the UK for the first round of the True Colours Round Robin. This was the first time that I experimented with a thinner transfer of a photo copy.
The shells have been coloured with water colour crayons for some extra colour.

At the other side of the textile pages (to be folded) I tried water soluble Solvy for the first time. This was sewed to the page and some beads were added as well. This was a more abstract interpretation of the theme 'Colours of the sea'.

For the second round I made this square page. Layers of organza with fibers trapped in between the layers. Some sewing with the machine and some experimentation with the soldering iron - something I really need to practise...

Monday, May 21, 2007

Holiday on Skye in Scotland

We just returned from a holiday on the isle of Skye in Scotland. My husband photographs landscapes and I was hoping to give it a try myself.
Scotland is famous (and especially Skye) for its bad weather. A bit silly maybe, but we hoped for some moody skies and lots of clouds. Instead we got a week with loads of sunshine!
So the landscape images are not so dramatic as we hoped for - but we enjoyed the good weather and being out there.

All these pictures were taken from the beach of Elgol, a very rocky beach with different rock patterns and sorts, blue cool clean water and a breathtaking view on the Cuillin Hills on the other side of the Loch.
We stayed in Elgol, it is not really a village, just a place that has houses scattered over the hills, in a self catering chalet, attached to the house of the owners. From every window we had amazing views over the water, the hills and the little harbour.
See: http://www.gael.net/pierhouse/
The only downside was the single road track from Broadford to Elgol - it is a single road track that you have to take very seriously! There are loads of passing places, but you don't want to have to manouvre into one when there is only a few centimeters between the car and a abyss...
I managed to fill almost 4Gb cards with images during this trip. Scotland is a beautiful country and hopefully we will return in November for a meet with EPZ photographers near Loch Lomond.