a) I'd taken the wrong photos (No foreground interest!)
b) I don't like green
c) the stitch was a lot easier than the art!
Eventually I branched out and pulled some colour in, using other images that were to hand and was a lot happier with the results. It took me some time to get to grips with acrylic paint on canvas but the struggle has been worth while as, now back home, I have a piece drying at the moment that I'm quite happy with so far. Mind you it's only a quarter done so there's plenty of time for me to change my mind! The following pieces were all made on a single length of canvas that we can turn into a book, which will become both a learning tool and a reminder of a great week!
Neither of these appealed to me, and they both need more stitch. I think that if I want literal I'll stick to the photo, though I was rather pleased with the post on the right! Two colours of fabric and two different threads produced a reasonable semblance of 3D.
Then I began to get to grips with the paint, there was less to focus on with these leaves - much more suitable for my struggling brain!
And this whacky bird was copied and adapted from a small stamp that Gillian had brought along with her - he made me smile: