Mondays are for Walking

Autumn is creeping in, with September gone after soaring temperatures followed by torrential rainfalls. The season change has caused us to pause and reflect on  changes in our lives here in Newcastle. Dealing with loss of loved ones leads to recallibration of priorities and needs, and so my partner has cut down his hours andContinue reading “Mondays are for Walking”

Connecting with Landscape

2017 has rolled in with strange weather. One day freezing, the next double digit temperatures. Winter weather alternating with, what feel like, cool English Summer days. Goodness knows how nature will cope with these crazy days.  It has given me chance to get out walking in the hills and at the coast, feeling a connectionContinue reading “Connecting with Landscape”

Something Fishy & All things Holy (T)!

Getting ready for tomorrow’s workshops- blanks cut and painted ready for participants to add their creativity!  Some of the demonstration pieces will be for sale at the Holy T Art Fair – to raise funds for the project. See you there 23/24 September!! And this view of Holy Isle should be framed and ready toContinue reading “Something Fishy & All things Holy (T)!”

Great North Art Show

Tomorrow is delivery day for the Great North Art Show!! So my bank holiday is being spent adding mirror plates and searching for bubble wrap! I’m taking five pieces to the show – but I think one of them is still in Edinburgh so there may have to be a last minute substitution…. I’m hopingContinue reading “Great North Art Show”

All at Sea

Surging towards a market next Saturday 28th May  – Newcastle ArtsFest organised by the Lovely Lesley! My ‘transport co-ordinator’ loves it because he gets to drive up to Gray’s Monument in Newcastle city centre! So, I’m busy finishing some new pieces and planning the set up. It’s always lovely to be in the centre ofContinue reading “All at Sea”

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 -green hills and chimney pots

This is what I’ve been working on today – the top section of the third panel and look…! The first buildings are appearing!  I should also mention that yes, I really did need three different pairs of scissors – little silver ones for threads, purple handled ones for cutting papers, black shears for FABRIC ONLY..sorryContinue reading “My Journey -green hills and chimney pots”

Gallery 45 Coast Exhibition

What a lovely way to spend the day! We started with a trip to the lovely Gallery 45 in Felton, Northumberland, so I could drop off some of my work for the ‘Coast’ exhibition that starts tomorrow. There are several artists taking part –   Fiona Carvell , Sarah O’Dowd, Peter Davidson , Linda Mumba , Deirdre Foster  so there’s  a wide range of media (andContinue reading “Gallery 45 Coast Exhibition”

Seaton Sluice Surprise

Sometimes you find something surprising almost on the doorstep! Often walking across the beach at Seaton Sluice, I’d look up to the headland and think ‘That looks almost like Brittany – whitewashed buildings on the headland, seas all round’ and wonder whether it was worth exploring. One evening early last Summer, we finally went alongContinue reading “Seaton Sluice Surprise”