Thursday, 8 July 2010

Below the surface

Below the surface,Below the surface,Below the surface, this has been going round in my brain for the last couple to weeks. It's the subject chosen for my Art House sketchbook and I'm having a hard time focusing on just one or two aspects of it. Each time I think I've got it nailed, another idea sails into my head!!
Even Biker Ted is getting in on this one, explained what I was doing and he went out for the day, coming back with photos of a cutaway motorcycle engine!!! Yes, all the gears, piston etc are below the surface.
Gggrrr, everything I look at now is making me think what happens if I cut it, peel it, break it up and put it under a microscope ( fortunately I don't own one).
Need to start to play so I think I will be boring for the time being and stick with buried items, from fossils to a particular favourite of mine,bog people. The bodies that are preserved in peat bogs for hundreds of years. Will also look to include something like Skara Brae in Orkney, a Neolithic settlement that was buried by rubbish and sand.

That is until I slice the next vegetable in half and think.....so that's what's 'Below the surface' !!!

Meanwhile, a friend kindly gave me some laceweight yarn to play with so here is the obligatory knitting photo :-)
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5 comments:

Amo House said...

But isn't it lovely when you can latch onto something, even a phrase, and it takes you on a journey that could last for years!

Laura Neal said...

Awesome work! It looks so soft and sinful!

Susan said...

Hi!
Thanks so much for the comment on my blog! I had no idea that you were TV-free for 22 years! Congratulations! I'd be TV-free too....but my husband loves to follow sports.....like premiership soccer and the World Cup. Love the delicate knitting!
Susan
PS I'll be posting a photo of me of my moped in a day or two. A friend took it at a recent grassroot art event. I came, parked in the middle of the sidewalk, looked around, and rode off again.....it is most definitely the best mode of transportation even if it looks silly to have a fifty-one year old on such a thing! I've been telling my husband that I NEED to return to Nottingham.....I know what's beneath the surface there!

Woolly Bits said...

my phrase right now is blue, blue, blue... and my head is empty, no blue ideas at all. or at least none that I can finish in time for the september meeting of our group:(( no wonder, outside it's grey, grey, grey and the water is coming down in buckets!
happy knitting for the lace:))

maggi said...

Lovely knitting. I know what you are going through, I too am seeing below the surface everywhere!