Thursday, 30 December 2010
I have been sorting some recent prints out today for selection by The Biscuit Factory in January. More to come.... I enjoy the painterly approach I can take in this form of printmaking which is a complete contrast to the more precise stitching I am usually doing.
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
My daughter Alice Pattullo who is an illustrator based in Brighton excelled herself this year by designing and making all her presents. These are some of the ones I received. She is keen to accept commissions for product design so if you want to get her to design something for you then have a look at her website to get a taste of what she can do. www.alicepattullo,com
delicious chocolate traffles
A few bits and pieces to ward off evil
hand painted plate
Saturday, 25 December 2010
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Our Christmas Fair at The Hearth at Horsley will go ahead this Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm. The roads are easily passable with care and the Cafe looks pretty and cosy with all the homemade decorations. Check out our web site for all the exhibitors. You have been stuck inside all week so PLEASE COME and support your local rural arts centre
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
The North East is covered in deep deep snow which means you have to amuse yourself close to home and within walking distance. Yesterday I had a good morning at Northern Print making some screen prints on paper and fabric of some drawings I have been doing of sewing machines. I didn't like the finished pieces much but I love the details do will probably cut them up.
Monday, 29 November 2010
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
My studio will be open on December 4th and 5th as advertised above. There is lots to see with guest artists exhibiting wood carving , proggy mats, jewellery, and there will be honey, soaps and Christmas wreaths for sale too. All of us are working hard to make new things for you to see and hopefully to buy as Christmas gifts. See the Hearth web site for more images and information under "Whats on." (www.thehearth.co.uk).
Monday, 22 November 2010
I have been in London for the weekend. Visited some excellent shows .
Check out Louise Bourgeois fabric works at the Hauser and Wirth gallery in Saville Row. When you go to their web site they have a really good slide show of everything that is exhibited.
The Museum of Everything www.museumofeverything.com is showing Peter Blake's collection of circus ephemera and the marvellous taxidermy art of Walter Potter. The Museum is in Primrose Hill so there is good shopping too, we had wonderful Russian food at Trojka.
Best of all was Threads of Feeling at the Foundling Museum ( www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk). Very poignant exhibition of textile tokens left by 18th century mothers as they handed over and renounced their babies to the Foundling Hospital. Ribbons and cockades, embroideries, prints and textile fragments pinned inside the original entry ledgers with excellent interpretative boards.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
I found this hand embroidered image ( on to linen) of an english setter in a flea market. It has inspired me to start doing line embroideries of woodland animals. I am still using vintage log cabin as a base for most of my work. I like having to confine my ideas into the boundaries of one square.
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Monday, 27 September 2010
I see Bridget Jones has made some new screen prints inspired by her jug collection ( http://the-walls-have-eyes.blogspot.com) I too have been working with jugs and cups and bottles as a theme but using monotype and surface decoration techniques to create one offs. These are for sale direct from my studio at The Hearth.