Christmas Cards

My Christmas cards making has been a bit delayed this year – I usually like to make them well ahead so I have plenty of time. As I needed a quick idea I decided to use teabags again, as I did a few years ago. This time I used circular bags – fifty in a … More Christmas Cards

Secret Cove

Recently I was lucky enough to spend some time at this pretty little cove and knowing that it was going to be good weather I decided to take some art materials with me. I had already prepared a concertina book some time ago, made from wallpaper lining paper, pasted with some scraps of dressing making … More Secret Cove

Start Point

Recently I was lucky enough to spend some time at the beautiful location of Start Point, where the lighthouse juts out into the sea at the end of a spiny ridge. I took some simple art materials with me – a little sketchbook (14 x 9cm), a few fine liner pens and a palette of … More Start Point

Book Cover

I made this sheet earlier in the year after spending a week on the beach at Frinton. Using a few bits and pieces I collected on the beach, plus a bit of a paint swatch I had in similar colours, I created a simple arrangement. I then painted the arrangement in watercolours. The next step … More Book Cover

Potato Printing

The recent potato printed napkin that I highlighted in my last post is now finished. Hand stitched with chunky threads with the addition of some rusty washers and some little plastic beads. I really enjoyed doing it, so bought some more potatoes and spent this morning cutting two more stamps and printing onto paper and … More Potato Printing

Dovercourt Lights

One of the great things about coastal walking is the number of interesting buildings you can encounter on your way. Since walking the South West Coastal Path I have become very interested in lighthouses, particularly the rock lighthouses that were constructed around the coastline of the UK. The feats of engineering that were involved are … More Dovercourt Lights

Flowers and Leaves

Recently I needed to hastily empty my flower press so that I could lend it to a friend and pressed inside were a dozen roses from my birthday last year. I had forgotten all about them! The roses were originally beautiful colours, a mix of amber and burgundy and I thought they might be worth … More Flowers and Leaves

Gelatos On Fabric

I made this cushion today, after experimenting with my Gelatos on fabric. I’d been wanting to try this for a while, after seeing the potential of these lovely creamy pigment sticks. Yesterday I tried the Gelatos on a variety of fabrics but the panel above is all layered up on a calico base. All colour … More Gelatos On Fabric