13 November 2012

Artisan Whimsy - Brit Team Design Challenge - Liverpool

We had a little challenge over at Artisan Whimsy last month and today is results day! 

I'm from Liverpool...land of The Beatles, the River Mersey, our famous shipping port and of course, our awful weather! 

The Liverpool Skyline Under A Cloud

One of my favourite places in Liverpool is Sefton Park. It's one of the biggest public park's in Europe and was designed in the 1800's. It's over 233 acres in size, and I know every inch of it like the back of my hand. 
I grew up with my bedroom over looking the park, I went there every day and it holds a lot of special memories for me, especially memories of my Grandad. 

The Fairy Glen - Sefton Park

Above is a place called "The Fairy Glen" deep within Sefton Park...it has a small stream where swans idle about, a beautiful cast iron bridge, a waterfall, stepping stones and beautiful greenery. Above is my daughter sitting in the tree on our last outing to the park. 
The park also has a massive "Palm House", a huge boating lake, many ornate victorian statues and fountains and is lined around the edges by beautiful old Victorian and Edwardian houses. 

The Boating Lake - Sefton Park

The Palm House - Sefton Park

I made two pieces for this challenge...one based on Sefton Park which, due to overtime at work, I've yet to photograph, and one based on Liverpool's cloudy weather! Although there may be blue skies in the pics above, 95% of the time we have grey clouds and lots of rain! This suits me fine as it's my favourite kind of weather...I adore the rain and thunder storms. 

I'll add my pics of my 1st piece here once I've photographed it. 
My second piece was inspired by the grey rain clouds and our fabulous pink sunsets. 

I've been into knotting in big way lately, so combined some pink Irish waxed linen cording with some of my ceramic beads, one of my ceramic cloud pendants, little pink and grey toho and a fine silver toggle handmade by me. 

Please take a minute to check out all the entries and the hosts blog! 

The Hosts
 Lesley Watt Gossiping Goddess
Rebecca Anderson Songbeads
Pippa Chandler Pip's Jewellery
Teresa Hulley Bo Hulley Beads
Natalie McKenna Grubbi
Jo Tinley Daisychain Designs

Ginger Bishop Lilmummylikes
Cece Cormier The Beading Yogini
Therese Frank Therese’s Treasures
Cilla Watkins Tell Your Girlfriends

Therese Frank Therese’s Treasures
Kashmira Patel Sadafulee
Caroline Dewison Blueberribeads
Leigh Thow Jewellrleigh


Isle of Wight
Duane Clark Bizzy Bead
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson Sharyl's Jewelry
Leigh Thow Jewellrleigh
Jean Wright Just Beadey
D Lynne Bowland Islandgirl’s Insights

Shalini Austin   Jewellery by Shalini
Doris Stumpf Glaszwerg
Lennis C Windbent

Sherri Stokey Knot Just Macram√©
Sherry Baun
Leigh Thow Jewellrleigh
Kathy Lindemer Bay Moon Design

1 comment:

  1. That is gorgeous Natalie! I do like the mix of subtle colours. Looking forward to seeing your first piece..