When on vacation in Cornwall (UK) last Summer I was fascinated by the tin mines we visited there. So much so, that I wanted to make a book to keep the memory. Also, I had found this old photo of a beautiful girl which I really loved and wanted to use in a project. (I edited the photo of the girl before using it, and if I can find it in my archives, I will share the edited photo with you later.)
Although she has nothing to do with tin mines to be sure,
the look on her face suits the hard life of the miners, I think.
Also, I had seen a beautiful mixed media work by Wen Redmond
that got me inspired for the background of the cover of my book.
I painted and stitched some old bed sheet for this
and used it for both the front and back cover.
This book is not in the least complete.
I started with creating it before I started with my other fabric / mixed media book
for the workshop of Nellie Wortman.
Here's a glimpse of what is going to be on the inside.
But not finished at all.
Some crochet of mine, fabrics, laces, different sorts of paper in various sizes,
and photos I took in the tin mines in Cornwall.
Like this one below.
But for now, it's one of my many unfinished projects.
You know that feeling, don't you :)
Features of last week
Here are some of the photos that caught my eye in the party last week.
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First feature is a gorgeous home decor photo and project by Marie of Lost Bird Studio.
I just LOVE the whole atmosphere it breathes.
And I'm always amazed by her stunning soldering work.
Another project that caught my eye, was a series of stitched pieces
I think this is so beautiful and fitting for this time of year
now that in nature we find more faded colours
and everywhere there are remnants of flowers and seed pods.
We even had our first bit of snow this week!
Only a tiny bit, but still, it was there.
If you know me a bit
then you know I love nature.
So this beautiful stitched piece by Linda
that made me think of this time of year
I had to share with you.
And another beautiful piece of work that reminded me of this time of year,
is the gorgeous collage by Sue of Miss Phoebe's Perch.
We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the Netherlands,
but I think this time of year is perfect for pondering about the many blessings in our lives
and feeling grateful for the beauty that is surrounding us.
Even in a time when life shows her ugly side,
or actually especially now that we are seeing a very ugly side of it in many places in the world.
Thank you sweet friends (all of you!), for sharing beauty and love on your blogs,
and for sharing it and encouraging each other on Simply Neutrals!
And for the sweet ladies who got featured this week,
here's your button!
But like I'm always adding: please don't feel obliged to use it.
Simply Neutrals #12 party time!
What neutral coloured beauty did you find or make or buy or receive?
Post anything in neutral colours,
be it cream, white, grey, beige, silver and/or brown.
A creation you made or received, home decoration, a statue or architecture, or anything out there that you were allowed to take a photo of.