A few weeks ago I started a new project, English paper piecing. I'm using pentagons [5 sided shape], decagons [10 sided shape] and elongated hexagons[6 sided shape]. I was doing really well to start with but I seem to be in a slump at the moment probably because we've had some good weather and I was doing other things.
For these collages I used old calendars, magazines plus art work. You can probably tell that one of the calendars was all about fairies [historical art]. The other was close -ups of things, above is a scallop shell as a background.
The lady [by John Simmons 1872] was from the fairy calendar but the man and text were from an old Woman's Weekly, early 1980's
The background is 'dark peat stained water of a river in flood', the fairy by John Atkinson Grimshaw in 1879, the dog from the Woman's Weekly.
This is a close up of a Macaw's wing and characters from the fairy calendar.
I gave the fairy a paintbrush to finish the pretty background.
She is from The Fairy Dance by Grace Jones c1920
The background features raindrops on a Lady's Mantle leaf.