Sea Voyages…

They remind me of Captain Ahab, Moby Dick and are as rare as rockinghorse “doodies” in my house! My postcard depicts a sailor’s voyage, seeking  the rare and wonderful puffy-fossil-fish, whilst pining for his sweetheart, whom he has left behind in Osaka…

Well, it’s just a bit of relaxation and romanticising the collection of scraps I sewed together to make this postcard for SPA – where Sandy is the Guest Host this week…

From the Bay of Bengal...

Now for the technicalities! The fossil-fish stamp is from Home Impressions – gorgeous detail, and I must thank Ria, because I asked for the 2 individual fish stamps specially… so thanks, Ria! The image is from Ten Two Studios – one of my duct-tape image transfers. The rest is clutter and stuff from my desk-top!

Yesterday I spent a lovely day in the gardens of the Winsford Trust in Halwill Junction, North Devon, at the Family Arts & Crafts Day, showing people how to make the scruffy ruffle flower pins. These were very poshly described as “Rag Rose Corsages” and raised a few eyebrows. I met a couple of delightful, arty-farty, outside the box teenagers and hope I inspired them to follow their respective passions! I was certainly able to furnish them with a few websites that will help!

I was also invited to Hatherleigh Festival to show and demo what I do/create, but I’m already committed to the Pirate FM Charity Garden Party on July 24th, where Nick and I had such an enjoyable, awareness-raising day out last year, so Reels on Wheels got me first… Nice to be popular though!!

Today is Father’s Day in the UK so I took my man out for a big breakfast locally and we had what used to be called a “comfortable cose”, all to ourselves, just the two of us, spending some brief, quality time together.

I must wish Diane a very Happy Birthday (Mixed Media Monday), and as she’s chosen “Something Old!” as her birthday theme, I think I’ll enter the Fossil-Fish postcard!! Love you, Diane – Happy Birthday!! xoxoxo 😉

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24 Comments

  1. dutchstamptramp

     /  June 20, 2010

    What a wonderful collage!

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  2. What a stunning postcard! I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing a bit about your forays into the artsy-fartsy world! I’m sure the “rag roses” were well received!

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  3. A wonderful mixed media postcard Rosie – outstanding as always!

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  4. Stunning piece of art! And good to see some fabric.

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  5. Sue

     /  June 20, 2010

    This is gorgeous, I love your images and your sewing is wonderful x

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  6. This is a beautiful piece, dear Rosie! Every detail is perfect. Standing O from me!

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  7. Sandy

     /  June 20, 2010

    Oh Rosie this is awesome.
    Fantastic fabric art. Love it.

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  8. A masterpiece! I’m in awe Rosie!

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  9. Absolutely fantstic, Rosie!

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  10. Splendid fabric postcard, Rosie, love it!

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  11. Oh Rosie,
    What a fabulous piece!!! I love your work!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comment…
    I can’t wait til Diane sees her “party!”
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  12. Wow, this is really wonderful.

    Rosie

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  13. always like your sewing! and that fish is fabulous!

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  14. Beautiful collage, Rosie. Love the fact it has a fish on it. Sounds like you have a very nice weekend with the arts and crafts day and with the special breakfast with Nick.

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  15. This is GORGEOUS, Rosie! The combination of these colors and textures is perfect. I particularly love the black thread, the geisha, and the pop of the hot pink flowers.

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  16. Very, very cool! Showed it to my DH who thought so as well. I love the colors, the stitching and the picture of the fish alongside the beautiful woman. It’s just such a stunning composition, Kristin xo

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  17. super work. nice and tactile too

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  18. mixedmediamonday

     /  June 22, 2010

    Wow, Rosie – this is a gorgeous piece! Love all the details in it! Diane

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  19. fantastic use of fabric and fibres. i love this so much!

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  20. This is really amazing!! Perhaps you want to look at my ATCs I have now made with some of your ideas – of course I have linked your blog!
    Hugs,
    Caro

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  21. WOW!!!! SO beautiful!!!

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  22. This is just so eye catching! I keep looking and seeing more. And love your little story with it.

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  23. Wonderful postcard Rosie!

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  24. I love your Bay of Bengal piece! And reading your post, it’s the same here in the U.S., and I’ve been thinking a lot about how our varied mixed-media styles appeal only to the artsy-minded over 40’s, but to almost all of the youth and under 30’s. I think that says a lot about our ability to keep a youthful pace while others just grow old…you think? You inspire me, Rosie!

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