Geranium Pot

This picture started as a simple demonstration piece during a recent workshop, the terracotta pot being made with a basic funky foam stamp and the geranium flowers created with bubble wrap. I find that I often use bubble wrap for printing, usually the smaller size but I have used the big bubbles too. It seems … More Geranium Pot

Sea Lavender

On July 25th, officially the hottest day ever recorded in Britain, I went on a Saltmarsh Safari with Vinny Stapley at East Mersea. We tried to get out to the saltmarsh early to avoid the intense heat, but in fact there was a wonderful breeze and we had a lovely time as Vinny showed us … More Sea Lavender

East Beach, Cromer

I have just spent a week on the North Norfolk coast, using the time to walk and sketch. At the beginning of the week I purchased a small sketchbook – postcard size – and endeavoured to fill it while I was there, making my focus the beach at Cromer. There is nothing remarkable about this … More East Beach, Cromer

Five Minute Sketch

The poppy Patty’s Plum in our garden is nearly over, the recent rain turning the edges brown – soon the petals will drop. Looking at the grey sky I thought I would try to capture them while they are still holding on – literally a five minute window before the rain. I used Caran D’Ache … More Five Minute Sketch

Flour Paste Resist

I have been trying out another resist technique recently, using flour paste as the resist medium. There is information available in books about this idea but detailed below is my method, which differs in some ways from the versions I have read about. I remember doing something like this as a primary school teacher when … More Flour Paste Resist

Oranges and Lemons

I have had fun during the last couple of days making some cards to sell at the upcoming Art Of The Needle exhibition in Hadleigh. I don’t often make cards, usually only at Christmas or when I need to put some items on a sales table, but I have thoroughly enjoyed making these. Two large … More Oranges and Lemons