Wednesday, 9 June 2010

If you wandered into my studio it would be fair for you to think I had been ransacked and invaded by the most violent of intruders. Unfortunately the only intruder around here is me.

I have to admit I have a very messy approach to my creativity. The pile you see below is off-cuts from projects. As I cut and sew I discard the pieces that are too big to be thrown, yet too small to be refolded and put back away.

There's a smaller pile that sits on my desk. These days, with my love of log cabins, this pile is full of strips. There is something quite therapeutic about this little pile. And they have obviously been inspiring me somewhat, because having stared at them for a few days, I realised they were the answer to some much needed wall art for our new bedroom.

I've never decorated in these colours before, so any art we previously had up somehow doesn't look great in this room. Not that a room has to look clinically coordinated. But you wouldn't want to see anything too clashing would you?
So I set to work with my precious off-cuts and in a very short time later had a new piece of art for the room. The question now is, do I put it on the wallpaper wall or bring it over to the other side of the room, on the grey?

I'm leaning towards the grey...I think...

17 comments:

nickynackynoo said...

It's beautiful! I'd go with the grey too. I find my eyes flicking to the side too much on the wallpaper to compare the colours whereas on the grey wall you can concentrate on the fabrics.

Justine said...

I'd go for grey too! The wallpaper is art itself! Cool idea.

Maria said...

Great art work, and I woukld also go with the grey :)

Mira Narnie said...

wow - what a great wall art and really simple and easy to do - what a great way to use up fabric scraps!!

The English Writer said...

You use the most amazing fabric. Is that Orla Kiely wallpaper on your wall?? Divine. Love the picture, do you sell those things or are they just for yourself? x

Annabelle said...

how lovely!! Orla wall for me! x

One Flew Over said...

To the grey, to the grey! Superb art xx

noemozica said...

i think it looks so much better at the paper wall than at the grey one!!
it is soooooooooo great!!

bearpaw said...

That's such a lovely idea and I adore those colours!

Florence said...

Goodness...I feel compelled to stop to say how utterly lovely this is - I love the colours and the birds on the wire - it's all perfect. I love it on both backgrounds.

Florence x

dosierosie said...

I love the colours you have used and I think it looks better on the grey.
Gill

Julie Rutter said...

Definitely the grey! Juliex

ana said...

Yes, I think it's better on the grey too. That wallpaper is lovely but there's too much goiong on with it and the picture together. but the colours do go together very well!

Joanne said...

On the grey definitely. Lovely idea to keep some favourites in view rather than in the scrap bin.

HappySquirrel said...

Using the fabrics to make a picture and frame it...great idea!! I like the grey background better, although the other one looks good too.

Stephanie said...

antastic work, you have such a taste!!! I would say to the grey, but still love it with the wall paper ;-)

Ryan said...

Love this idea Karen. I may need to copy you. I wish I could come over and go through your scrap pile. You have some really beatuiful fabrics.