Saturday 30 January 2016

New directions

This pile hints at some work to come….
Yellow, black and cream colour story.

Tuesday 26 January 2016


This newish collage was built up round the lovely embroidered initials. The piece of chintz was given to me by an artist whose work I really admire - Jan Miller. Unfortunately she keeps a low profile and does not have a web site but some of you might know of her quiet, understated collage work.

Saturday 23 January 2016

The final pages

My sketchbook is full so I am turning back to my fabrics this week. Hope my dabblings have inspired you to pick up your paints and collage ingredients!

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Sunday 17 January 2016

Buttons and Bows ( again!)

Further to the previous post entitled "Buttons and Bow" several people have guided me to this wonderful You Tube link.  I have been playing David Bowie   in a maudlin  mood all week but this clip has put me in a more up beat mood for the next week!

Saturday 16 January 2016

Tuesday 12 January 2016

An Alphabet of Animals

If you are in London and fancy a day trip to the countryside or if you live in Kent then check out my daughter Alice's exhibition at Mascells Gallery Paddock Wood. She is not just exhibiting her animal alphabet screen prints but there is a wall which is a mood board of her inspiration, sketchbooks and working drawings so you can really see the thought processes behind her work. Here is the link to Mascells Gallery.

Sunday 10 January 2016

Stamp Album

Those of you who have been reading my blog for years know that in January I return for a while to working in sketchbooks. This year I am working up pages around favourite stamps. Their colour or design lead me to picking up bits and pieces to collage and paint in to my sketchbook.

Monday 4 January 2016

Bright Start

I have been working in wool on to tweed over Christmas getting some examples ready for a Wool Work cushion workshop I am running in the Spring. The colours have been inspired by this print my daughter gave me for Christmas and which is now hanging in my studio. Also in the basket has been an odd slipper which I used for demonstration purposes last summer but have never finished. Still haven't!