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  1. Andrea Butler
    August 22, 2016 @ 4:29 pm

    Day 22: Different seed heads gathered from my garden and drawings of each one made with eyes closed, trying to describe what I could feel in my hand.

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  2. Andrea Butler
    August 22, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

    Seedhead 2:

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  3. Andrea Butler
    August 22, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

    Seedhead 3;

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  4. Andrea Butler
    August 22, 2016 @ 4:31 pm

    Seedhead 4

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  5. Andrea Butler
    August 22, 2016 @ 4:31 pm

    Seedhead 6:

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  6. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    Day 22 of the August Creative Challenge http://www.accessart.org.uk/join-us-for-an-august-creative…/
    Initially this was a day of frustration, as I had something planned which involved using an old collagraph, but I just couldn’t find this in my studio. Later in the day, when walking back from school with my daughter and curious toddler son who kept stopping to stare and examine, I found myself looking up at the trees and then down at the fallen leaves on the ground. It occurred to me at that point when looking at the intricate pattern of lines on the back of these leaves, that I could try and take a print directly from these leaves. In the evening, after dinner, I initially tried a rubbing but it didn’t come out very strongly, so I then decided to go with pressing the leaves down into the inkpad. I used a variety of papers and colours, including greaseproof paper. I used the latter for my image, along with another printed on a torn section from a magazine (with a matt surface). I also cut into the top of the accordion page to create a leaf shape (you can see the back of this in one of the photos). The aqua blue/orange collage piece you see at the top of the page was pasted there at the start of preparing the accordion for the challenge, and the colours are showing nicely through the greaseproof paper print. In taking the photos, I discovered a lovely connection between the chicks and the bird on the shelf in my ‘library’ image from Day 18.

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  7. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    Detail of leaf print

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  8. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    Detail of leaf print and shaped top of page

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  9. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    Detail of leaf print at bottom

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  10. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    Showing the shaping of the accordion page into a leaf at the top

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  11. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    the accordion with Day 22

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  12. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:33 am

    Detail of accordion with the birds

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  13. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    Accordion detail

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  14. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:36 am

    Accordion detail with Days 20, 21 and 22

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  15. Andrea Butler
    August 23, 2016 @ 3:12 pm

    Day 23: I had enjoyed drawing in the wood so much on Day 1 that I planned another project and early on this beautiful, hot sunny morning I set off to the wood with more wool. The fence along the edge of the path I walk along is constructed like an open weave fabric. I sat and sewed into the gaps using button hole stitch playing with scale, marks and line. I liked the way the small wool drawings framed and fragmented the view from the darker wood and blended into the grass of the sun bleached field as I left.

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  16. Andrea Butler
    August 23, 2016 @ 3:12 pm

    Looking onto the field:

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  17. Andrea Butler
    August 23, 2016 @ 3:13 pm

    The view through:

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  18. Andrea Butler
    August 23, 2016 @ 3:14 pm

    Viewing the landscape:

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  19. Andrea Butler
    August 23, 2016 @ 3:14 pm

    View:

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  20. Andrea Butler
    August 23, 2016 @ 3:16 pm

    From the field in full sunshine:

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  21. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:19 pm

    Day 23 of the August Creative Challenge http://www.accessart.org.uk/join-us-for-an-august-creative…/
    This image came easily and quickly today, which is always a lovely thing :). I had found one of my old maps lying round, and was inspired by the inside of the back cover, which has a reference to nature reserves. I tore off the back cover and stuck it down on my accordion page, with the inside of the back cover facing up. This provided a nice matt surface on which to work. I then pasted a couple of my leaf prints from yesterday to the surface. The reference to nature reserves set me off on an insect/creature hunt in my visual diaries, and I found two which immediately appealed to me, the cranefly or daddy longlegs (which I had drawn while on a family trip to Orkney), and the stripy creature which was inspired by my research into the work of M.C. Escher and Joseph Cornell. The daddy longlegs is a carbon paper print (I traced my original drawing, added oil pastels to the surface of the carbon paper, and used the traced drawing to draw through the carbon), whereas for the stripy creature, I chose to retain the traced drawing as I liked the link between the torn tracing paper and the tissue paper I had used for the leaf prints. I used a black drawing pen for the outline of the creature and then used an aqua promarker for the ochre colour. The choice of the stripy creature was random, however it suggests a narrative with its eye on the poor chick in the previous image, oops!

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  22. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:20 pm

    Image detail with the daddy longlegs

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  23. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:20 pm

    Image detail with leaf print

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  24. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:21 pm

    Image detail with striped creature

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  25. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:23 pm

    Further detail of the striped creature

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  26. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:24 pm

    Accordion with Day 23

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  27. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:25 pm

    Detail of accordion

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  28. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 23, 2016 @ 10:28 pm

    further detail of accordion

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  29. Andrea Butler
    August 24, 2016 @ 3:11 pm

    Day 24: cafe drawings and playing with colour details

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  30. Andrea Butler
    August 24, 2016 @ 3:12 pm

    Sketchbook pages:

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  31. Andrea Butler
    August 24, 2016 @ 3:13 pm

    Sketchbook pages 3:

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  32. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am

    Day 24 of the August Creative Challenge http://www.accessart.org.uk/join-us-for-an-august-creative…/
    I didn’t have much time today but I did have a lot of fun with this image :). It was sparked by the cover of the old map I found the other day. When I happened to turn the cover upside down, I could see the suggestion of a creature’s head from the islands depicted. To create a background for my new character, I glued a piece of collage to the bottom half of the map cover and tore bits off to create interest and texture. I pasted pale blue tissue paper over the top of the depicted islands and then drew round the outline of some of the islands with black pen to emphasise the suggestion of a creature’s head. I then created the rest of the body using oil pastels and graphite pencil, letting my imagination have free rein. Thinking of beetles with their metallic sheen, I finally pasted yellow acetate paper over the creature, liking the way the shimmery surface adds light and shine to the creature’s body.

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  33. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am

    Detail of figure

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  34. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 25, 2016 @ 10:01 am

    detail of original map cover which sparked creature’s face

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  35. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 25, 2016 @ 10:02 am

    The triggered face

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  36. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 25, 2016 @ 10:03 am

    Detail of creature’s lower body with the acetate paper creating shimmer and shine

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  37. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 25, 2016 @ 10:03 am

    Accordion with Day 24

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  38. Andrea Butler
    August 25, 2016 @ 5:13 pm

    Day 25: Experimenting with free machine stitch marks: small motifs stitched into thin cardboard to create embossed printing blocks with both solid and open weave, lacey details. The stitched line drawing is from a sketchbook drawing of a 16th Century Spanish tile. I’m interested to see what kind of marks appear in the prints.

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  39. Andrea Butler
    August 25, 2016 @ 5:14 pm

    Printing blocks with both solid and open weave lacey areas:

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  40. Andrea Butler
    August 25, 2016 @ 5:16 pm

    Small stitched line drawing from a sketchbook drawing of a 16th Century Spanish tile:

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  41. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 26, 2016 @ 8:44 am

    The days are getting shorter now, and darkening earlier, which really is scuppering my usual practice of taking the photos in the evening after my children have gone upstairs! Here at last are my photos for my Day 25 image from yesterday.
    #dailydrawingchallenge #inspiremeAugust #31daychallenge #day25
    Day 25 of the August Creative Challenge http://www.accessart.org.uk/join-us-for-an-august-creative…/
    I had plans for today’s image which didn’t materialise due to lack of time. However I did manage to do something else which was quick and fun to do. I have done this several times in my daily visual diary when I’ve been short of time. I don’t do any preliminary drawing on the torn out magazine page. I just go with my instincts and use my scissors as my drawing tool. If you’ve practised ‘blind’ drawing as I’ve done, where you draw with your eyes closed, relying on your instincts, then you’ll find it easier to ‘draw’ with your scissors. The head, body and legs are one piece of paper. The arm and feet were done separately. After I had cut out my figure, I realised I could create a narrative with the creature on the previous page, with the girl’s face illustrating her fear and uncertainty of the creature following her. After I pasted the figure onto the accordion page, and attached the arm and feet, I then added a little detail and definition with oil pastels and graphite pencil (such as outlining the hand to define it better against the light background). Finally, I added a block of yellow acetate paper to echo the use of the same paper in the previous image. I was thinking of Andrea Butler’s wonderful use of solid colour blocks in her Day 24 image!

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  42. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 26, 2016 @ 8:45 am

    detail of head

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  43. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 26, 2016 @ 8:45 am

    detail of body

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  44. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 26, 2016 @ 8:46 am

    detail of feet and solid block of colour using yellow acetate paper

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  45. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 26, 2016 @ 8:46 am

    Accordion with Day 25

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  46. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 26, 2016 @ 8:47 am

    detail showing Days 24 and 25

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  47. Andrea Butler
    August 26, 2016 @ 5:47 pm

    Day 26: A graphite drawing from a painting by Edouard Vuillard ‘Woman Reading in the Reeds (1909) – there’s nothing like a good book on your holiday!

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  48. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 26, 2016 @ 11:33 pm

    Day 26 of the August Creative Challenge http://www.accessart.org.uk/join-us-for-an-august-creative…/
    I certainly wasn’t expecting to work again with acetate paper today, and indeed I had told myself not to, as I seem to be getting quite addicted to the glossiness of the acetate paper :). However, it just evolved and I went with it. The beetle came from a drawing in one of my visual diaries. I used tracing paper to draw its outline with a black biro and then pasted the tracing paper to some old wallpaper of mum’s that she’s had for many years. I also glued on some other collage pieces, including fabric. I did some hand stitched drawing on the beetle itself, including blocking a few small areas of colour (navy blue) on the body, then I added the ochre with my promarker. I then started machine stitching over the whole image, then I paused to tear away sections of the tracing paper (ensuring not to disturb the black biro beetle drawing), before resuming machine stitching at random, allowing the stitching to run over the beetle too. I then added the green acetate paper and did more machine stitching over that, creating layer upon layer upon layer. I also deliberately machine stitched without any thread to create areas of puncture marks made by the needle.

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  49. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 26, 2016 @ 11:35 pm

    detail of beetle with machine stitched puncture marks

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  50. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 26, 2016 @ 11:36 pm

    detail of image, including more puncture marks

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  51. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 26, 2016 @ 11:37 pm

    Detail of image, including fabric

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  52. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 26, 2016 @ 11:38 pm

    Accordion with Day 26

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  53. Andrea Butler
    August 27, 2016 @ 5:34 pm

    Day 27: Having only ever tried this once before with a printing plate with a couple of lines of stitching, I had no idea what the outcome would be when trying to print the more complicated stitched blocks from Day 25:

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  54. Andrea Butler
    August 27, 2016 @ 5:35 pm

    Crescents:

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  55. Andrea Butler
    August 27, 2016 @ 5:36 pm

    Dotted pattern:

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  56. Andrea Butler
    August 27, 2016 @ 5:40 pm

    Lace effect:

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  57. Andrea Butler
    August 27, 2016 @ 6:05 pm

    A thread from the back got caught on the front of the block during printing creating an interesting embossed effect like a crack on the tile design:

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  58. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 28, 2016 @ 9:16 am

    Was out yesterday evening and had no chance to take my Day 27 photos before I left! Here they are now 🙂
    #dailycreativechallenge #inspiremeAugust #31daychallenge #day27
    Day 27 of the August Creative Challenge http://www.accessart.org.uk/join-us-for-an-august-creative…/
    Again I didn’t have much time today, and I was under pressure as I had to cook dinner soon for my children and also get myself ready for going out (a rare night out!). I quickly played around with scraps of paper and fabric looking for inspiration, until I suddenly found the black felt which I thought would form a good strong background. Inspired, I then found myself ‘drawing’ a bird with scissors (no preparatory drawing), cutting it out of a page torn out of an old dictionary. I machined sewed lots of layers of collage pieces, including one of my leaf prints from a few days ago. The leaf print, to me, suggested an interesting feather pattern, and the orange colour lifted the image. I left the thread ends loose and long, and I like how these suggest drawn lines on the black felt.

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  59. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 28, 2016 @ 9:17 am

    detail of bird’s head with ‘drawn’ lines suggested by the loose threads

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  60. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 28, 2016 @ 9:17 am

    detail of bird’s body

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  61. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 28, 2016 @ 9:18 am

    detail of wing

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  62. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 28, 2016 @ 9:18 am

    detail of leaf print suggesting intricate feather pattern

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  63. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 28, 2016 @ 9:19 am

    detail of claw

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  64. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 28, 2016 @ 9:19 am

    Accordion with Day 27

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  65. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 28, 2016 @ 9:20 am

    detail of accordion with Day 27

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  66. Andrea Butler
    August 28, 2016 @ 4:58 pm

    Day 28: Today I created some hand stitched surfaces for printing, playing with the scale of the mark. I chose plastic as a base as it was easier to stitch into than cardboard and the ink could be wiped off the surface. I didn’t want to stitch onto fabric and then glue it to cardboard as I don’t like losing the reverse of stitch samples as often, there is interesting mark making going on. Then I realised that I could use both sides of the stitched plastic – so, three flexible, double sided printing blocks (hopefully).

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  67. Andrea Butler
    August 28, 2016 @ 4:59 pm

    2nd sample:

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  68. Andrea Butler
    August 28, 2016 @ 4:59 pm

    3rd sample:

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  69. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 29, 2016 @ 9:40 am

    Here are my photos of my Day 28 image from yesterday – ran out of daylight hours as usual 🙂
    #dailycreativechallenge #inspiremeAugust #31daychallenge #day28
    Day 28 of the August creative Challenge http://www.accessart.org.uk/join-us-for-an-august-creative…/
    Another busy Sunday so I’d thought I’d have fun again with my daddy longlegs drawing from Day 23. Orkney always seem to be full of these insects and quite often they’re to be found gathering en masse on my in-laws’ windows, so I’ve tried to capture a sense of that with this image. I used layers of collage pieces, pasting and tearing, and over these, I did both carbon paper drawings and graphite drawings of the insects. I also pasted the original traced image of the daddy longlegs over one of my drawings to create a sense of layering of insect upon insect.

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  70. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 29, 2016 @ 9:40 am

    detail of the daddy longlegs drawings

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  71. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 29, 2016 @ 9:41 am

    detail showing original traced image of daddy longlegs pasted over another drawing of the insect

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  72. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 29, 2016 @ 9:42 am

    detail of foot of image showing carbon paper drawing of the insect

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  73. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 29, 2016 @ 9:43 am

    Accordion with Day 28

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  74. Andrea Butler
    August 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

    Day 29: Drawing surfaces constructed from collage and printed using the stitched samples from Day 28, to create a layer of marks across the surface.

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  75. Andrea Butler
    August 29, 2016 @ 5:01 pm

    Page 2:

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  76. Andrea Butler
    August 29, 2016 @ 5:01 pm

    Page 3:

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  77. Andrea Butler
    August 29, 2016 @ 5:03 pm

    Page 4:

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  78. Andrea Butler
    August 29, 2016 @ 5:03 pm

    Page 5:

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  79. Andrea Butler
    August 29, 2016 @ 5:04 pm

    Page 6:

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  80. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 30, 2016 @ 9:26 am

    Photos from my Day 29 image from yesterday (finished very late into the night!)
    #dailydrawingchallenge #inspiremeAugust #31daychallenge #day29
    Day 29 of the August Creative Challenge http://www.accessart.org.uk/join-us-for-an-august-creative…/
    Whilst walking my children home from school in the afternoon, I spotted several bird feathers scattered on the ground, and this was the trigger for my image. I used my wren eraser print as the basis for the little bird, making a few alterations. I tore the feather shape out of tracing paper, exaggerating the scale of the feather to the little bird. I used both hand stitching and carbon paper line drawing to create the feather pattern, before pressing the feather into a black ink pad to add further interesting marks and texture. I then added a little extra detail with oil pastels (the white central line of the feather and the orange dot). The feather was stapled to the accordion page, using the staples as a feature.

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  81. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 30, 2016 @ 9:28 am

    Detail of feather showing carbon paper drawn lines and ink pad imprint

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  82. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 30, 2016 @ 9:30 am

    Detail of mark making on feather

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  83. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 30, 2016 @ 9:31 am

    Detail of hand stitched lines

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  84. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 30, 2016 @ 9:31 am

    Detail of lower section

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  85. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 30, 2016 @ 9:33 am

    Detail of eraser print bird (with a few alterations made to the original print)

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  86. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 30, 2016 @ 9:35 am

    Accordion with Day 29

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  87. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 30, 2016 @ 9:36 am

    Accordion detail for Day 29

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  88. Andrea Butler
    August 30, 2016 @ 5:40 pm

    Day 30: I’m going to make a small A6 sketchbook out of the decorated papers from Day 29, so today I’ve sewn a couple of free machine drawings onto two of the pages from sketchbook drawings of a bronze horse and a small statue of a bird that I made last week on a museum visit.

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  89. Andrea Butler
    August 30, 2016 @ 5:47 pm

    I picked up on and developed marks based on shapes already on the page from a collaged photograph.

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  90. Andrea Butler
    August 30, 2016 @ 5:48 pm

    The reverse of the page:

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  91. Andrea Butler
    August 30, 2016 @ 5:51 pm

    Inked printing blocks from Day 29

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  92. Andrea Butler
    August 30, 2016 @ 5:52 pm

    Inked printing block:

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  93. Andrea Butler
    August 30, 2016 @ 5:52 pm

    Inked block:

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  94. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 31, 2016 @ 11:10 am

    Managed to finish this image for Day 30 before midnight last night! Here are the photos…
    #dailydrawingchallenge #inspiremeAugust #31daychallenge #day30
    Day 30 of the August Creative Challenge http://www.accessart.org.uk/join-us-for-an-august-creative…/
    I initially had a lot of frustration with this image as nothing was working, but I am glad I persevered, taking breaks to focus on housework, cooking, etc etc! It really does work to step away from something and return with a clearer mind and vision, and have a tidier kitchen and full tummy to boot! The fish is originally a carbon paper print over which I’ve layered the original traced drawing of the fish from my daily visual diary (making a few alterations). If you look closely at the close-up of the head, you can see where the tracing paper has created soft folds on the surface of the fish’s head, creating depth and texture. I used a large thick needle to create puncture holes round the fish’s mouth. The top of the page was torn several times into pieces and the pieces themselves pasted back on but in different places and layered over each other, again to create an interesting, textured effect. Blue acetate paper was pasted to the gap in the torn area. I also used wool to add pattern, texture and depth to the image. Staples were used to add shine and texture to the fish’s tail, and I used a glossy gold ink pad to add fingerprints to the fish’s head. I like the fact that the fish and the bird are seemingly making eye contact, creating a lovely connection.

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  95. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 31, 2016 @ 11:11 am

    Top of accordion page showing torn pieces from the page reattached in different places and layered.

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  96. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 31, 2016 @ 11:15 am

    Detail of fish’s head showing folds created by the tracing paper, the puncture holes made by a needle, use of oil pastels and graphite pencil for added detail, and fingerprints from a glossy gold ink pad.

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  97. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 31, 2016 @ 11:17 am

    Detail showing wool weaving and use of staples in the fish’s tail

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  98. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 31, 2016 @ 11:18 am

    Detail showing eye contact between the fish and the bird from Day 29

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  99. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 31, 2016 @ 11:19 am

    Accordion with Day 30

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  100. Morag Thomson Merriman
    August 31, 2016 @ 11:20 am

    Accordion detail for Day 30

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  101. Morag Thomson Merriman
    September 1, 2016 @ 3:46 pm

    With apologies for the delay, here are my photos for Day 31 of the month long challenge! I was working on this in the early hours of this morning, and am very much looking forward to getting some sleep tonight :D.
    #dailycreativechallenge #inspiremeAugust #31daychallenge #day31
    Day 31 of the August Creative Challenge http://www.accessart.org.uk/join-us-for-an-august-creative…/
    Fireworks! I thought this was a fitting way to mark the end of the month long challenge! I was inspired by seeing fireworks on my late night walk home from a night out with friends last Saturday (it was the last weekend of the Edinburgh International Festival). I started work on this image yesterday evening, quite late, and didn’t finish until 1.30 this morning :). I have since then made a few small changes. For my finale :D, I wanted to work on a much larger scale than that afforded by the small A6 size of the very last accordion page. Hunting around the house, I found an old blue cardboard folder and cut the flaps off to create the base. I layered many layers of collage pieces (blue tones), and then applied acetate paper over the collaged surfaces, blue (for the night sky) and orange (for the cityscape). I was free then to go wild with my stitched drawing! I’ve left the thread ends long and loose to add energy and movement to the image. I added further details with torn collage pieces, oil pastels, old (used) carbon paper (see if you can spot this!), torn scratches in the acetate using a craft knife, wool and staples. My figure is a traced drawing from one of my characters in my daily visual diary.
    The whole challenge has been a wonderful journey of discovery and experimentation with mixed media, scale, concepts and especially colour, which I normally find tricky to work with. I’d like to echo Andrea Butler’s words in thanking you for all of the comments and support, and a very special thank you of course to Andrea Butler herself for being such an encouraging and brilliant collaborator! I hope to film my accordion sketchbook and post that, hopefully some time next week. I just need to have a practice first as I’ve never filmed anything like this before!

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  102. Morag Thomson Merriman
    September 1, 2016 @ 3:48 pm

    Detail of the fireworks with machine stitched drawing, collage pieces and wool

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  103. Morag Thomson Merriman
    September 1, 2016 @ 3:51 pm

    Detail of stitched drawing, collage and wool

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  104. Morag Thomson Merriman
    September 1, 2016 @ 3:53 pm

    Further detail of stitched drawing, wool and collage

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  105. Morag Thomson Merriman
    September 1, 2016 @ 3:54 pm

    Section showing use of old (used) carbon paper

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  106. Morag Thomson Merriman
    September 1, 2016 @ 3:58 pm

    Another detail from nearer the bottom of the page.

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  107. Morag Thomson Merriman
    September 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

    Detail of foot of image with traced character drawing from my sketchbook

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  108. Morag Thomson Merriman
    September 1, 2016 @ 4:03 pm

    Detail showing overlaying of different acetate paper colours

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  109. Morag Thomson Merriman
    September 1, 2016 @ 4:04 pm

    Accordion with Day 31

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  110. Morag Thomson Merriman
    September 1, 2016 @ 4:05 pm

    Accordion detail showing the Day 31 image folded into accordion

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  111. Morag Thomson Merriman
    September 1, 2016 @ 4:06 pm

    The accordion sketchbook completed!

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  112. Andrea Butler
    October 3, 2016 @ 8:48 am

    Day 31: On the last day I wanted to create a small sketchbook incorporating prints, drawings and decorated papers that I’d made during the month, as a way of reflecting on some of the processes I’d explored. The covers of the book are from the plasticine prints and the main pages are the decorated and collaged surfaces. I’ve included a stitched printing block and the ink drawings from the first week, working into the reverse of the image with carbon paper. I added a little stitched dog that I’d also used for a monoprint in Week Three. Finally, I hand stitched it all together and filmed it – a process I’d done only once before in Week Three. It’s been a great experience, thank you for all of the comments and support and a special thank you to Morag Thomson Merriman – a great collaborator! You can see a video of the sketchbook at:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/accessart.org.uk/1763757327229001/?notif_t=like&notif_id=1473366136426466

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  113. Andrea Butler
    October 3, 2016 @ 8:49 am

    Stitched flower:

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  114. Andrea Butler
    October 3, 2016 @ 8:49 am

    Seedhead:

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  115. Andrea Butler
    October 3, 2016 @ 8:50 am

    Small stitched dog:

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  116. Andrea Butler
    October 3, 2016 @ 8:51 am

    Stitched drawing opposite a plasticine printed page:

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  117. Andrea Butler
    October 3, 2016 @ 8:53 am

    The reverse of the small stitched dog on the next page:

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  118. Andrea Butler
    October 3, 2016 @ 8:54 am

    The cover of the book – plasticine prints with a ribbon to wrap around a button to hold the sketchbook closed:

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