Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jekyl and Hyde....again

Ronnie one of my lovely Bramble Patch students said she was reading an old 'Stitch' magazine article describing me as a 'shy and reserved artist'. Blimey! i don't ever remember being like that. She said didn't recognise that person they were describing either times change.

just to prove how things have changed here's a picture of me and musical mate Eric Porter...showing off!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Journaling in Spain

i do try to do a bit of journaling while i'm away here are a few pages from my Spanish journal.....

the trusty POGO a very useful journallers tool, i forgot mine so i'm filling in now.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


just back from Spain with my chum CB had a marvelous time here are just a few of my pics from my visit to Granada's majestic Alhambra Palace. Ooh it were great...

Sunday, July 11, 2010 i come

i'm off to Andalucia in the morning for a long awaited holiday, i sense a bit of inspiration coming on....

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Velvet workshop at Ledbury Artplace

Ledbury is buzzin' with poets as the Annual Ledbury Poetry Festival kicked off yesterday. The excitement rubbed of on my weekend students here in the studio. We've being doing exploring velvet, here are the photo's to prove it!

Emily's unstitched collage

Liz's unstitched college, it's pink wonder why!

Emily working hard on her velvet piece

serious machine embroidery goin on

Catherine's eyesight going after hours at the machine

knobbling techinque

Gaynor's piece nearly finished, they all worked very hard but didn't quite finish, there are so many techniques involved in this workshop now, i feel a book coming on!!!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

New work ....Finished!

 Here is a collection of new work i've made for The Old Chapel Gallery in Pembridge their summer show is starting on Saturday. i've really enjoyed working on some new pieces in the studio. i'm quite tired now but pleased with my efforts. Hope you like em.

'We Could Fly'

'Straight Backed Ladies'

'Last of Summer'

'Maids of the Garden'

The techniques i've used here are described in the 'Inspired Velvet' DVD produced by colouricious and this is a little promo video to whet your appetite.