postcards from south of the equator

Recently I took part in Hanna Andersson’s postcard swap.  Each year I take a slightly different approach and this time around I thought to continue the work I began at the Fibre Arts NZ workshop last April, and what a wonderful week that was!  Book now for 2016.

Lines on maps and charts have always appealed . . . they have always held meaning for me, made sense, whether contour lines on a topographic map or isobars on a weather cart.   I like lines coming together, moving apart, like lines of breakers coming in to the shore, and leaving tide marks on the beach (note new idea).  I love how something complex can be expressed in a diagram.

Here are some of my offerings that have sped off around the world . . . and of course I make extra for a few other special people.

The first 6 allowed me to explore how I handled the threads, changing the colour which may not be obvious here.

The first 6 allowed me to explore how I handled the threads, changing the colour which may not be obvious here.

A more linear focus.

A more linear focus.

A change of shape . . . and of course 'up' is a matter of perspective.

A change of shape . . . and of course ‘up’ is a matter of perspective.

A departure . . . not really my usual style at all.

A departure . . . not really my usual style at all.

I love stacking stones . . . and I have a small selection to play with.  It's very soothing to just pile them up.  And the one on the right . . . I like it much better landscape so just tlt your head to the right (or left).

I love stacking stones . . . and I have a small selection to play with. It’s very soothing to just pile them up. And the one on the right . . . I like it better landscape so just tilt your head to the right (or left).

Fun . . . that’s what it’s all about.  And now I’m off to walk on the beach while the sun is out.