Hedgerow harvest

Hedgerow harvest

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Friday, 27 February 2015

Blue cyclamen

Two other pieces that are now on display at the Guild at 51, Cheltenham. Both pieces inspired by Newark Park N.T.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Gallery Day

It is my day at the Glos Guild gallery today so I am taking some new work over. Contact The Guild at 51 Cheltenham 01242 245215. Next door and part of The Wilson, Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery in Clarence Street.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Machine embroidery.

 Stitched prints- to make into cards or portfolio pieces.
After three weeks of hand stitching nice to get back on the machine again. I love both kinds of stitching and its great to be able to vary the pace of meditative hand stitching with fast, free machine embroidery.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Stitches in Circles.

Going dotty! Something I am working on for a 2 hour workshop on 24th October for S.I.T. Select. Stroud International Textiles are having a weekend at Cheltenham Town Hall of exhibitions, workshops and stalls. More about this in future blogs, at the moment desperately trying to finish work for Stitch magazine article.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Barnacle geese.

 Front side and back propped in the window so the light comes through. Bank statement envelope!
At Slimbridge on Sunday we saw a flock of Barnacle geese out on the estuary- first time this year. I am using these inside out envelopes to draw on to try to free up my sketching- nothing precious about an old envelope. I find if difficult to draw from the real thing- they will keep moving!- so I am using photographs in the hope I will improve. It is difficult to draw, even in a warm hide fairly close to the birds. I always suspect someone to be looking over my shoulder- usually true! What a disappointment for them! The real work is done in the privacy of my studio. I am hoping I can get over this, relax, concentrate and not mind how it turns out. The Art of Taking Risks. Luckily I found a Henry Moore quote- Artists have to have obsessions, its what makes them artists. I had written it on a page where I was drawing ants.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Bewick Swans

Pictures from Slimbridge W.W.T. last Sunday. Very cold, strong wind but bright. Bewick Swans on the Rushy lake. Numerous birds on the tack piece above. A flock of Barnacle geese on the field by the Severn. All wild birds, some have made long journeys to be here. They have come for the weather and the food. Like a holiday for them. In late Feb/March they will be off again so I am trying to fit in visits when I can despite the cold.
 I have been working on a magazine article for Stitch magazine, I can't show any pictures they will be for the article.