Progress through process

New work is my focus, I’m applying for several, larger shows so I’ll need work to display (& sell!) I’ll let you know which shows if I get accepte! I would like to make larger pieces but these are obviously time consuming, and more difficult to transport. So, I’ve decided to focus on 40×40 landscapesContinue reading “Progress through process”

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”

Summer Time and the stitching is…

The stitching is mostly being fitted around the daughters on school holiday 🙂 We all went to the Last Shift Banner picnic on Saturday afternoon. It was great to see the school banner on display with its bigger brothers and sisters from local collieries! The picnic was in full swing when we got there, withContinue reading “Summer Time and the stitching is…”

Fabulous Funfair

I am so excited to be finally paying a visit to the fabulous Carters Steam Fair in June. Given my love of funfairs and vintage style how could i not be drawn to this! I’ll certainly have my sketchbook and camera prepared  as I experience rides like these. I’ve already stitched some pieces inspired by funfairs, particularlyContinue reading “Fabulous Funfair”

New Beginning and a Sculpture Garden

What to do on a cold, grey Bank Holiday? I know – Start preparing for a new community project! I’ve been commissioned to produce a banner with the children of a primary school. The banner will be in the style of a Miners Banner as the village is celebrating 50 years since the closure of theContinue reading “New Beginning and a Sculpture Garden”

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”

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 – 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!”

My Journey – storm clouds gathering!

This is the first panel of the triptych under the needle! This is an upside down view of the storm clouds at the very edge of the piece. It has been great to finally start stitching – definitely prefer this to all that measuring and crawling around on the floor! To create the image, IContinue reading “My Journey – storm clouds gathering!”