I saw these hanging mobiles with the little crocodile clips in a catalogue and thought they would provide a novel way of displaying work. As part of our Sketchbook Challenge for February and the on-going collage work I cut up some watercolour paper into small rectangles and used them to make mini pictures. I had … More Sea Life Mobile
Two recent collages based on the snowdrops in our garden.
For the month of February I participate in a Page-A-Day Sketchbook Challenge, which involves working in my sketchbook every day and posting the results on a Pinterest board with all the other artists taking part. It is now in its third year and we currently have nineteen artists taking part and the breadth of art … More Sketchbook Challenge
This beautiful piece of work is the result of a collaboration between four textile friends – Jo Zsibrita, Dorothy Ronaldson, Pat Dennis and myself. The idea being to produce a small textile ‘starter’ that would be passed around to the other three members of the group, each adding their own unique work to the piece. … More Project For Four – Follow Up
Good use of one of my teabag dyeing drop cloths – a quick machined applique.
A couple of years ago, for my Christmas cards, I coloured a large number of square teabags with brusho dye and when they were dry, the cloth I’d laid them on, was really attractively marked. Still got it, waiting for inspiration! I’ve been wanting to colour some more teabags in preparation for some collage work … More Teabags
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 ….