I have recently joined the Being Creative Project , by Julia Crosslands, where the topic for July is "Summer". As we are in the midst of a wet winter here in Eastern Australia it felt a bit difficult to imagine summer. I took inspiration from Julia's emails and brainstormed on the sights and sounds of summer. Images of Mangoes, Icecream, shimmering heat waves on the beach and the sounds of Cicadas, Mosquitoes and ceiling fans came to mind. Cicadas are noisy insects that hatch out during summer, they are so loud sometimes that it is impossible to hear the TV!
ice cream shades and today I made a cicada brooch starting with the wings using tulle and free motion machine embroidery
I then made a body from lining fabric
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