Friday, 19 August 2011

Being Creative Project - August theme Travel

 My post this for this month's Being Creative Project , by Julia Crossland, is a little early, but comes with an .excuse  I haven't had an opportunity, so far,to make anything new for the Travel theme. I had a project in mind but haven't been able to start it because....I will be travelling!  Hubby and I are off to the South Island of New Zealand for 9 days for a bit of skiing, touring and family visiting.
So my contributions come from a Journal Quilt project I set myself some time ago.  It was a quilt block a month and had to have some relevance to the month's happenings.  Interestingly some of the blocks had a travel type theme.
Butterflies travelling through the air, inspired by paper butterflies released from on high at a Coldplay concert.
 My daughter is a student of dance and this is a hand painted version of her travelling through the air.  She is holding a banner which reads "...gravity release me, don't ever hold me down, now my feet won't touch the ground".  Words from a Coldplay song (sorry I do love their music!)

And finally a celebration of our purchase of a caravan, which we are sadly now trying to sell so we can put the kids through University (sigh)


  1. Dear Helen,
    I like your caravan-patchwork! And your dancing daughter is really beautiful! It's a very dynamic painting! I love coldplay, too! The first time I heard it was in the end of a summernight driving in an open cabrio-car on a mountain-street - a feeling of real freedom and the possibility to reach all I want! That feeling is in the painting for me!
    Have a nice day!

  2. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog!
    Great works! *hugs* for having to sell your caravan!

  3. What a fantastic idea Helen - a journal quilt. Your daughter looks like she's moving so freely. The butterflies are really colourful. Love the caravan, shame you have sell it - travelling through life affects our finances!

  4. Love them all - especially the caravan :-)

  5. I loved all these pieces when I discovered them in the Flickr Group! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring work, hope you enjoy New Zealand!

    Love J x

  6. What a lovely idea. I love the idea of doing something each month and putting them all together at the end of the year.


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