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Friday, 21 July 2017

Annika Lund (Finland) Elizabeth Butler (UK) Dolores Mullis (Switzerland) Fiona Brockie (UK)

I really am going to have to give the postie a huge pat on the back as he was weighed down by 8 portrait shuffles this morning!!

I've done todays Shuffles in 2 lots, but will put another small video of them on Facebook this morning.

Elizabeth Butler has painted her portrait on paper and it's a lovely mixture of paint and text which describes her sitter's characteristics and tells us what a beautiful person they are! The detail and delicacy are astonishing.

Fiona Brockie's piece is titled "Evelyn". Fiona has gone to a great deal of trouble to research her sitter, and we'll pass on her notes describing Evelyn and her life as shown in diaries covering 1927 to 1959. They provided a fascinating glimpse of Ediburgh culture alongside more intimate family details. Evelyn was born in Paris in 1874 and died in Edinburgh in 1969.

Dolores Mullis has sent a "Homage to Paul Klee" done in stitch on a pieced and painted background, which adds texture as well as defining the portrait.

Annika Lund has quilted this beautiful portraits in shades of green and blues. It has machine and hand stitch. I especially like the twists in the hair!

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