Fossils and labels

As mentioned in my last brief post I do tend to get drawn back to the same inspiration time after time.

Stones on the shoreline near Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

The beauty of the sea-washed stones near Enniscrone on the west coast of Ireland fascinates me, I love their shape and colour as they glisten while wet and I especially love searching for fossils along this particular stretch of shoreline.  I can clearly visualise transposing some of these fossils into wonderful line drawings on felt, since I’m not good at drawing in any shape or form however they’ll just have to remain in my mind’s eye for the moment!  I do have an idea on how I might manage to transpose them in the future but for now need to concentrate on current work, not keep speculating and changing tack or I’ll never get anything done at all!

Close up of the fossil visible in the previous photo

Thankfully the wild weather has abated a little and my internet connection is experiencing no problems this morning.  The labels that I ordered online arrived two days after I filled out the order form so congratulations MyStuff, you provided an excellent service!  The quality appears good and the cost was not bad so I will be happy to use them for now, pics to follow when I actually add the first one to my work!  I do feel that for the future I would like to design my own  labels printed on cotton, not satin, but as a stop-gap I can recommend these for anyone wanting something simple, inexpensive and reliable.

Wild, windy and wet!

It’s wild, windy and extremely wet outside, the Internet connection is down so thank goodness for phones!!! I didn’t get to take many pictures at the weekend but those I did were mainly of wet stones and fossils again, it’s interesting how I get drawn back to the same inspiration time after time. Hopefully tomorrow the storm will have passed and I can update you with felting thoughts for this week.