Oh My Giddy Aunt!

Well, there I was collaging a new bit of sky…bluer than it is outside at the moment, when I paused to check my emails only to find this… I know it doesn’t take much to distract me but…! So, a great big thank you to everyone who voted for me and to the judges forContinue reading “Oh My Giddy Aunt!”

Just a few ideas…

After my little jaunt up the coast, I’ve been trying out ideas in my sketchbook – I brought a kelp root back from the beach and I must get it sketched because to be honest its a bit stinky! One reason I’m not doing so many markets at the moment is because I want toContinue reading “Just a few ideas…”

Silk Painting Spring Theme

A different sort of project! Working on the theme of insects, the group I work with on Wednesday have been using silk paints to create beautifully coloured insects in circular motifs. Why circles? Well, I’m doing a bit of up-cycling…a certain Swedish store  sells a scarf tidy, I found one in a charity shop andContinue reading “Silk Painting Spring Theme”

My Journey – Unveiled

Today saw the first unveiling of the triptych. It was such a lovely event. As the work was unveiled a very strong ‘Ooh’ echoed around the room. Everyone seemed to be delighted with how the work had developed and it was great to be able to talk with people about their responses to the workContinue reading “My Journey – Unveiled”

My Journey – Journey’s End

That’s it. I have stitched my last stitch, ends tied in, loose threads trimmed. Photos taken. All of a sudden it’s done…and I feel quite bereft. (Then I remember the aching arms and the workroom that really needs tidying.) My last job is to take it to the framer’s tomorrow. Anxious thoughts..will it stretch wellContinue reading “My Journey – Journey’s End”

My Journey – some final details

Oops more casualties!! Good job I got all those extra needles delivered – I haven’t quite got through them all today but the soil in the garden  section was definitely in need of some fine raking! I said I was going to only let you see small sections now until its all complete – but I thoughtContinue reading “My Journey – some final details”

My Journey – almost there!

It’s been a day of stitching – eight hours at the machine today – anyone know a good masseuse?? New needles and metallics have arrived! Needle breakages won’t be a problem now! All of the sea is now stitched, I’ve really enjoyed working on it, building ripples and waves into the surface to give aContinue reading “My Journey – almost there!”