Someone has just cancelled their place on my Folk Art Flowers course on Sunday April 13th. If you would like the place please contact me through the contact box below or through my website contact page HERE. More information about the course can be found on my web site.
Saturday, 1 March 2014
Today I have been to see an exhibition called "To Have and to Hold" at Shipley Art Gallery Gateshead. More than 200 evening bags and purses were on display. ~Here are some of my favourites. The show is on till 8th June if you are passing through the North East. More information HERE
Thursday, 27 February 2014
We were having a discussion in the studios the other day about favourite books. If you could grab one book in a fire which would it be? Here is my all time favourite book. You can tell from the state of it it has been well loved. It was a Sunday School prize and I read it over and over as a child and still really believe in its' message which is that everyone should have personal space even if it means getting under the table out out of sight or hiding behind a newspaper.! I moved on to Virginia Woolf of course and "A Room of One's Own" but this book tells it all too. Every architect should read it.....
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
There are still places left on "Monotype and Book Art", a course I am running in conjunction with Horsley Printmakers on Sat 15th and Sun 16th March. This course offers you the opportunity not to just learn about basic monotype printing but also to spend Day 2 transforming your flat prints using sewing, cutting and folding techniques. For more information and booking go to the site HERE.
Friday, 14 February 2014
Here is a new pincushion I have made as a result of being fired up by my students' work on "The Stitched Hearts" course on Sunday. The central image is of Agnes Sorel. I have transferred the image from a postcard I have hung on to since the mid 1970s as I was so blown away by seeing the real portrait after a trip to the Loire Valley. She was an interesting woman, a mistress of a French king, but gained too much power and influence and was probably murdered through mercury poisoning. I was going to title this blog "Page Three Girl" because of the confident way she is displaying her assets but thought it might lead to the wrong sort of blog browsers!