Monday, November 14, 2011

Even Though...



Even though I always knew, even from swap sign up, that this would be a last-minute, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants project, I kicked myself when that is exactly how things turned out.

Even though I turned my house upside down and spent waaay too much time pursuing a different idea, this one was pulled together over a calming, PULL-YOURSELF-TOGETHER-GIRL! cup of tea.



Even though I do like the tall, spindly, plant-like business, it seemed a bit ‘nice’ for my style. It seemed fitting to throw a fly onto the screen.



Even though I adore the colour (cos, sorry, I’m still stuck in the Blue Period), I shouldn’t have mixed it under warm lights at 10pm on Saturday night.



Even though I adore the colour,



it’s one of those almost luminescent kinds – the sort that glows a bit, plays tricks in some lights.



Even though the oatmealy Japanese linen is all kinds of delicious, I probably should have printed the swap versions on white.



Even though there are all those endless ‘even thoughs’ and there is a great, whopping, printing table taking up half of my living room and there was a whole lot of effort involved to print just a few metres, I caught the bug again (thanks, Leslie). P’raps we’ll just live around the great, whopping, printing table, for a few more days.

53 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow the colors are gorgeous,I say leave that table up and make me something :P...

Pétra said...

Oh it's beautiful and no matter how last minute what a fun swap to be a part of!

flowerpress said...

Oooooooh, its beautiful!
And the signature bug, love it :-)

june at noon said...

It's lovely, and oh, shocker, there's a bug involved! :)

Felicity said...

I'm christening it 'Blue Bachelor Buttons With Bee' and smiling.

Happy day clever You!

Allana said...

I love it! The colour and linen look great and you have done an awesome job, lucky swap partners :)

Cinnamon said...

I love them. Especially the fly. My whip up calender is, in fact, turned right now to the lovely print of your french knot blow fly from last year. I love that too. Especially after I caught the dubious look on my husband's face when he realized it was actually an embroidered fly.

Kylie said...

It's wonderful tania! and it so wouldn't have been 'you' without that bug ;) Your swap partner is going to lurve it :) Kx

p.s. I've got the screen printing 'bug' at the moment too.

Lola Nova said...

It isn't that I love it, it is that I covet it. I covet with an almost luminescent yearning, the sort that plays tricks in some light. I want, as Cookie Monster wants a cookie...a whole lot!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

LOL I love the bug and I love the colour too :-)

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

I love it! Feel free to print some up in navy and send it my way....

Naturally Carol said...

Flying in the face of convention I see..again! Yay!

Jo said...

Great print! Can identify with the fussing around (and mixing paint at night!), though for me this time my first idea was the one that I really wanted to do but kept avoiding - the creative process drives me mad sometimes!

quirky granola girl said...

mmmmm...yummy fabric. and i love that fly on your screen :)

trudi@maudeandme said...

Love the design, love the colours!I think I could get this bug....

Stomper Girl said...

Looks great. I haven't had very good experiences doing swaps but I reckon I'd be happy if you were my partner!

Tas said...

Well, feel free to send any "seconds" in my directon if you ever think that something isn't up to scratch, girlie!

Of course, there had to be a bug lol.

Sarah said...

awoooo I LURVE it.

Damn I did not do the swap.

damn bam thank you mam!

CurlyPops said...

Wow - a triumph of the screen printing kind! Love love love...

Linda said...

Absolutely lovely!! I really want to learn how to do this.
Warmly
Linda

Tammi said...

Love, love, love...that is one seriously cool fabric!!

lamina @ do a bit said...

Gorgeous... Love the little fly and luminious blue on oatmeal.. Yum!! I had a lot of "even thoughs" too and drove myself slightly nutty I'm happy with what I came up with for the fabric swap! Your swap partners are very lucky :)

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Even Though you are too talented for words... I still likes ya!

Deb said...

Love it!

Kirsty said...

This is divine.

Hanging my head even lower now.

teddybearswednesday said...

Stunning!! ( and very excited to have another post from you) xo

Fer said...

Even Though, I love it. :-)

quarterofaninch said...

Rightho...so how do I get some without been part of the swap...that's the question??? I'll pay lots of $$$ for some of you're fly action;)

No!

Bummer.

Maybe I need to start a new craft.

or Maybe not:(

xxt

nikkishell said...

Oh i think it's fantastic!

Nick UK said...

These are beautiful long spindly stems and bobble heads, as a previous comment said, how do we get our hands on them?
Perhaps you could do a few/lot for sale....... since the table is already up? Pretty please.

Bee Girl said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Linda said...

how absolutely divine and gorgeous!!!!

Angus in Northcote said...

Blue period: just like those tampon ads from the 90's

sooz said...

Wow, great design - wish I had been your partner! Just Lerve dat.

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Gorgeous color! The best projects are done while flying by the seat of ones pants. That's what I believe anyway!

Sandrine said...

Ooooh nice!x

Gina said...

Pretty fly for a white girl.

ally said...

guess what? I love them, even though....

Blueberry Park said...

this is such a gorgeous design and incredible that it was last minute. Mine too was last minute - and shows! I had so many plans but time took all that away...but hey, was fun to be part of!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

That modern zingy blue makes it extra special . It's gorgeous , bug an'all !

Anastasia said...

your fabric looks fabulous!

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

Gorgeous. Love it. And the loving that colour. I say you should mix colours at 10pm more often.

Bonnie said...

oooooooh, I love it! I love the addition of the fly!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Just beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and I love the fly :) I know I always find screen printing such a hassle to set up, but once it is, very addictive. Hope you're enjoying more screening time before you pack it up.

Mika @ Blue and the Girl said...

Good to catch the bug that has been buzzing around else where for a while... Beautiful work!

Fran said...

wouldn't mind abit of that lovely, luminescence to gaze upon at my place

heather said...

there were some random large GIANT flies in out house last week. i saw the first one as i was falling asleep, buzzing around my nightstand table lamp. i IMMEDIATELY thought of you! ha!!!! i even watched it for a while, to see what's going on here with this creature that i've always been so grossed out by. lots of wing stretching it turns out. yah. kind-of cool. still kind-of gross. but i opened my mind. cuz. of. you.

NessaKnits said...

Even though, there are so many even thoughs .... your work is lovely and stop doubting yourself ... when is your NExt blog?

jo so and sew said...

Hey you, how do you do photographic screens at home? One of my students did a sublime dandelion lino print this year - her name is Freya....
Your stuff looks amazing as always x

mel @ loved said...

I think p'raps your colour choice on linen is just superb!..x

tea with lucy said...

even though you see all that, all i see is super cool professional looking funky tania-esque goodness.

Di said...

Love your tall spindly plant things (plus fly). This post also matches your header quite nicely I think.

Susie said...

Simply gorgeous. Seems the seat of your pants is a good way to fly.