It’s that time of year again - not the run up to Christmas, but the Wraptious Artist Competition. If you have been following me for a while, you will know that I entered the Spring competition. I didn’t place, but I did make a few sales. You can see my earlier blog post here.
I wasn’t sure whether to enter again, but this time I have had some advanced warning and I was working on a project that I thought would fit the criteria. Much of what I do for the rest of the year is creating repeat patterns for fabric, but these current designs work as stand-alone pieces. They would, therefore, work as either cushion covers or art prints.
The inspiration began when I reworked the guide book for my local church, St Mary’s, North Mymms. There was a brief leaflet and I worked it into a guide book, for which we could charge to raise money for the church. This little parish church is blessed with lots of historically interesting architectural details and monuments. However, what I discovered was that there was no information about the stained glass, which is beautiful. I have always loved Church stained glass.
As you will see from my work, I am a lover of colour and stained glass embodies the joy of colour in art. I am always drawn to stained glass first and I love traditional stained glass colours and patterns used in church stained glass.
I was not interested in creating religious subject matter, but I wanted to take loose inspiration from stained glass. When I started to create my first motifs, I really enjoyed the combination of natural hand-drawn shapes and geometrical shapes, and I have gone on to explore this further.
The colours I have chosen all come from a church stained glass window. I have limited the palette but used three different tones of the same colour, which you will be able to see from the finished designs.
The designs are available to buy as art prints and cushions until 25th December 2019. See link here.
I would also really appreciate a vote over on Facebook, to help me become a finalist. Click here to vote. Thank you so much!