Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Unn the Deepminded


I have been watching a tv programme about the Icelandic sagas and have been reading one called The Laxdaela saga which is the fascinating tale of a woman named Unn the deepminded...what an excellent description for a strong woman character. I have downloaded it and am reading it through wattpad which I highly recommend for your mobile as its free! Back to my piece I have stamped a lovely scrollswork image onto tissue then sewed this onto various fabric scraps including dyed bandage, dyed dryer sheets etc. I have been playing around with textures hence the twig, old button and lace..the background is off an old rusty umbrella which I found. Be sure to check out the scrollswork site as its closing down soon and now everything is 80% off. Over at UK Stampers there is a vintage choice competition so have entered this piece into that and which ends today.

11 comments:

Diane said...

Beautiful!! Loving the vintage feel and that texture!

Diane said...

Beautiful!! Loving the vintage feel and that texture!

artistamyjo said...

Love all the items you used and thank you for the tip on the freebie.
Hugs

Sid said...

Great texture and depth lorraine & good luck in the competition !

Donna said...

Lorraine, your work is stunning as usual. The textures and colors are perfect together!
xo
Donna

Pat Beaumont said...

great work Lorraine - love the vintage style

Evil Edna said...

very etheral and wistful, just like I am whistful that I will one be able to spell.....EE

Joanna said...

This is beautiful artwork. I love all that texture.

Donna said...

Lorraine..I didn't read close enough. I just now realized you said you DYED all those things you used to make texture. That is about the most creative thing I've ever heard of. How do you think of this stuff? :o)

Thanks so much for the great comment. :o) I agree about the Love chapter..it says it all.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wonderful piece Lorraine. Love the idea of deep minded. Fascinating. xox Corrine

Palma said...

This is lovely and I love the materials that you used to make this piece. Dyed drier sheets! Brilliant