Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Something a bit different

I was commissioned recently to do a collage for a friend of a friend of a friend. Nice to put the sewing machine/drill to one side for a while! I worked in this style when I was at art school (a long time ago although it feels like only yesterday!) It's basically made up from layers of torn bits of paper.

Here are a few details... can you tell where it is?


This might give it away (especially to any local Cornish maids!)


Give up?
Here's the whole picture!

That's right, it's St Ives! I wish the weather was like this right now, me and the boys are starting to get cabin fever with all this rain!

28 comments:

  1. I am speechless. It's beautiful- Ax

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  2. Wow! That is lovely! Oh how I wish I was artistic like that.
    Do you give lessons?
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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  3. Lovely collage. I wouldn't mind being right there on that beach.

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  4. Blimey... you are such a talent. I could tell it was St Ives, the lovely yellow lichen roof tops. Lovely x

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  5. wow, that is incredible! You have such a talent, I bet it took ages to complete though! I could tell it was St Ives from the thumbnail on my dashboard, it is my favourite place ever :)

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  6. That looks amazing! I used to holiday in St Ives as a child :) x

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  7. Oh - this is lovely - and so clever!

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  8. that's awesome - you are very talented

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  9. That...is...beautiful. I am blown away! What a talented lady you are!

    Much love
    Julia x x x

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  10. That is really lovely! Very impressed...

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  11. How lovely Kirsty! Amanda xxx

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  12. Gobsmacked!!! That is amazing.
    x

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  13. Kirsty!!!! Is there no end to your talents? It is truly beautiful :-)

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  14. Spent my evening yesterday in the very same place - you'll have to read my latest blog - my most favourite place in the whole world - you ought to get a printed copy of it, so you can remember it - Fabulous!

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  15. refreshingly different from an oil painting- really love the colours too!

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  16. I know I always say how lovely your things are, but this is truly wonderful. I can see all the detail and it must have taken an age. Hope you are well and enjoying the Summer. Love Laura x

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  17. Kirsty - this is amazing. Just as beautiful and clever as the one you did for us of St Michael's Mount. I'm so pleased you've got another commission on the back of it. I don't think it'll be long until I'll be ordering another of these from you. Keep collecting those scraps of paper! See you very soon xxx

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  18. Hello Kirsty!
    The collage is fab and I bet you had a lot of fun making it too.
    It was so very lovely to meet you at the fair and having the chance to chat face to face was the highlight of my visit to Cornwall last week!
    I'm just dipping into blogland having borrowed my Mum's laptop...
    Back soon
    Have a very happy rest of the week,
    Denise x

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  19. Hello, Kirsty! I fell so in love with your work, both here and in your shop, that I posted on you...I hope that's okay!

    http://sweetsweetlife-amy.blogspot.com/2010/08/beachy-keen-kirsty-elson.html

    I love every single thing you make, and I just had to share. Thanks for swinging by my blog, so that I could find you, as well!

    xoxox.

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  20. I just popped over from seeing your work on sweetsweetlife blog and I have been to your folksy shop too, your work is fabulous, your collages are amazing, such a talent you have!!

    Micki x

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  22. That is just amazing. What a talent!!!!

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  23. Oh oh! Stunning! It's like an impressionist painting. The colours capture the sunshine. What a treat to see it x

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  24. This is breathtaking you have such talent, and the colours are twinkly and summery and just like St Ives...clever girlxx
    Hugs Lynn xxx

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  25. How beautiful. Lovely work. Thanks for all your well wishes for my new shop. xx

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  26. I suddenly realised I hadn't commented on your collage which I have to say, is one of the best collages I have seen in my life. It really is amazing - I am blown away by it - and made my Mum go and look at it too. Lots of love, Kate xxooxxooxx.

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