Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Philippine-inspired tags 1 & 2

I've had to think quite carefully about the items folk will actually be making during the two hours that they spend with me as the ship travels from one port to another.

I decided on a "tag book" from the start...

...as it IS a holiday and luggage labels seem like  suitable things to carry holiday memories.

I have to take most of the bits and pieces with me, but I'm hoping to pick up things like local newspapers, paper bags, wrappers, till receipts, postage stamps, low-value paper money etc on excursions.

These bits'n'bobs can then also be used to ground the memories as it were.

Obviously, luggage tags are only relatively small...

...therefore nothing TOO ambitious can be planned (and to be done in a couple of hours as well!)

So, I've gone for colour combos for the Philippines part of the trip...

...collaged, printed and stitched...

...using hand-dyed and prepared papers and batik fabrics.

Here are 1 and 2...

...blue skies, turquoise seas, shining sandy beaches...



The squiggly writing on the first one is a pre-Hispanic filipino script that I found on the net...

...I thought it would help to "place" things a bit...

3 & 4 to follow soon...

x C

6 comments:

ViDerTextil said...

that's just the right theme for a cruise: everyone will need one of those beautiful tags!

Chris Gray said...

Hopefully they'll be going home with a whole bunch of them!! :-)

Charlton Stitcher said...

These are lovely - and what a wonderful thing to do on a cruise - must beat eating far too much and sitting by the pool all day! I'd want far more than 2 hours ...

Chris Gray said...

I'm intending to make myself available for longer.

Seeing as I'll be fiddling in my sketchbook/scrapbook, I'd be delighted if anyone wanted to join me for more arty fun!

Penny said...

How fun! This is a perfect choice for a 'tour' project and yet I love it that you're making yourself available for those who want MORE!

Chris Gray said...

It's all about fun and sharing...

...and seeing as we'll be stuck on the ship, time may as well be artfully used!

x C