The is "On the Waterfront" and its what these pieces turned into. Its only about 2 1/2" high - but around 14" long. And yes, I cut each one of these beach huts by hand - no fancy gismo, just me, scissors, scalpel and a wrist bandage!!! Each one is also individually sewn in place (I believe I lost count after 150) - because its in effect a book. Its a collection of coloured pages plus a navigational map of the Thames Estuary and Thames itself. Being a l o n g book it becomes very flexible, so it can be displayed in a shape. I have made a long book before, but back then I under anticipated the amount of time it takes to construct, so it wasn't the length I intended
The latest effort is also stitched over tape, well ribbon - but in a different technique to the above.
In the meantime its on to the next thing - I've got ideas for something but I want to speak about it first, in case it doesn't meet the brief. Plus I HAD loads of ideas for things - I say HAD because somewhere in the mush of my head, I've lost them!!! As usual ideas spring to mind at the most inconvenient moments - and I thought, must write these down, quite literally by the time I'd finished what I was doing and ready to get a pen - total brain fog, forgotten everything. I should have used a gismo I bought..... duh why only now think of it? For the ERTF Essex event by the seaside, we were recording our ideas which also included sound. I bought myself one of these mini voice recorders.... second hand off Ebay cost me the grand price of £8 inc postage!!! Its been invaluable for reminders during my current family sorting issues - and its with me all the time, so why didn't I put my brilliant art ideas on it. Idiot! But as they say.... "if I had brains I'd be dangerous"
PS Have played with the blog again, added some purple to the tab buttons at the top.