I flew over Cairo, Italy, the deserts of Africa and the suez canal.
I had amazing views and of course I documented it all.
That part of the trip was rather lovely but the next 10 hours were a bit of a strain.
Long delays, long lines, very hot, no aircon and no where to sit.
However, even though I’ve woken to a misty morning here in Northern France I have great anticipation at driving through the country side on my own and the camera will be working overtime.
However, I while raveling and waiting took the opportunity to prepare ideas for new textile pieces.
First of all I worked in EQ7 to create a new pattern for a design I made some 12 years ago.
This is a new Kimono pattern and it might replace the old one. I need to refine the block, but I quite like it. I like the continuation of color and line on the filler block. Sashiko quilting on the blue…woow it would look super.
The images below are watercolors, done in the computer of photos that I had taken over the last few days, the orange one in Dubai. I’m visualizing a black thread sketch of one of the Mosques I photographed and sketched last year. I will have the fabric printed and it will be ready for me when I get home. The other one is of the desert at we were flying yesterday, it was on the top of Africa and I also have a plan for this piece. I will also send it to be digitally printed on fabric.
Of course the sketch book is an essential part of travel and I did a journal entry using my flight ticket and a bit of imagination.