I take so many pictures of thrift (Armeria maritima) on our coastal walk – I love the colour, particularly when I photograph it on the cliff edge and there’s the blue sky or sea behind. It encapsulates the Cornish coastal walks for me and I intend to use it in my art work this coming … More Pinks For A Grey Day
I think it’s clear that there’s another lockdown and creativity has flown out of the window! The cotton reels are all wired on (see photo below). That isn’t so visible from the front, but thought that the wreath might be fairly short lived (what my mother-in-law would’ve called a ‘dust-collector’!) and I might want to … More Cotton Reel Wreath
Three or four days ago I set up a messy table and started to experiment with gelatos and gesso. In the picture above all the examples (except one, the purple flowers mid left) use a combination of these two media. I’ve had a small pack of gelatos for a while and really liked them but … More Gelatos
A recent Christmas card arrived with a lovely fat partridge in the boughs of a pear tree – inspiration to do a quick piece with velvets. Cotton velvet as the base and lovely dyed silk velvets for the bird and leaves. If I’d had more time I could’ve really gone to town on the partridge … More And A Partridge In A Pear Tree ….
My final contribution of the year after starting the Book Of The Month last January. This folded book is inspired by the frosty weather we had last week, along with the cold and dank fog. I took a few photographs outside our cottage, close to home as the temperature was so low I could barely … More December Book Of The Month
This Christmas card was made for a group project for Creative Stitch – one card made and then sent around to everyone in the group via email/Pinterest, instead of our usual Christmas lunch swap. It made a change making one card rather than fourteen! I choose to stitch this kit that I’d kept for some … More Christmas Greetings
Annual wreath making yesterday with a dear friend – must have been a strange light with the snow as our front door is actually pale green! I really like the knobbly ivy heads and there were so many of them in the garden that I thought they made a good alternative to pine cones.
The photograph shows twelve little stacks on a leaf theme, all ready to go into the book below. It was inspired by the mixed media artist Amanda House who recently posted photographs of a book she was constructing. If you go to her site View From Our Hill and read the post entitled Little Book … More November Book Of The Month – Leaves
Three narrow mistletoe panels, corded and glued onto some MDF board ready to be displayed at Christmas. At the moment there are no hooks added so ways to display are limited – may simply prop them against a plain wall. I love the colours!
Yesterday I picked up a selection of leaves from the huge pile deposited by the giant Acer in the middle of our garden. The leaves are large, papery and inevitably takes ages to clear at this time of year. I tried to select some with a variety of colours and shapes but my primary aim … More Autumn Leaves