Wild flowers and strange times

It’s been a day of getting on with things – workshops to prepare and exhibition dates looming – but all with the threat of postponement or cancellation as the Corvid19 virus swirls around the globe. I read a very lovely article by someone who has to stay home most of the time for health reasons,Continue reading “Wild flowers and strange times”

Do Your Own Thing..

Tuesday was such a lovely day! My first public workshop of 2020 – held at the lovely Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead. I started out early so I could squeeze in my regular Tuesday swim before the workshop and managed a kilometre even though I forgot my goggles 🥽- tried swimming with my eyes shutContinue reading “Do Your Own Thing..”

Work in progress

At the launch of our exhibition for Room for You I had my photo taken by Bill Peronneau So here I am engrossed in teaching needlefelting. A workshop I often run for patients I work with in hospitals. We had the great news this week that funding will continue for another year. So I can continueContinue reading “Work in progress”

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”

Dancing with an Angel

21 years of an Angel Exhibition Thursday 31 January – Saturday 30 March 2019 The Gallery, Gateshead Central Library This week sees the opening of the 21 Years of an Angel Exhibition. The show marks the end of Angel20, a yearlong programme of activities in Gateshead which began on the Angel of the North’s 20thContinue reading “Dancing with an Angel”

Notes from an exhibition 

Joan Eardley -A Sense of Place Joan Eardley has become a favourite artist of mine. An exhibition of the Glasgow Girls at the Kirkcudbright Art Gallery introduced me to her paintings of Glasgow children. I was drawn to the use of collage and lettering in the background, and the bold colours. Curious to find out more,Continue reading “Notes from an exhibition “

The Last Shift begins…

Safely back from the excitements of Essex and Carters Steam Fair (more to follow soon!) Monday was the first day of the ‘Last Shift Project’ to make a primary school banner – and what a busy day it was! Working with toddlers (and their grown ups!), two nursery classes and a reception class, we ‘spiralContinue reading “The Last Shift begins…”

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”

Summer Time Workshop

Just to show that it hasn’t ALL been about maps lately! Back at the end of May I did a One day Workshop with a group of Y9 High School students. They had been given the opportunity to exhibit as part of the Alnmouth Arts Festival 2015 in the lovely Aln Gift Shop . So we had the task ofContinue reading “Summer Time Workshop”

Belle Vue Map Workshop

Today’s workshop with the residents of Belle Vue was lovely. We were in their beautiful conservatory, using the big table as a print table for the morning. So along with printing dozens of houses, we made some pennants and MORE pom-poms! (We need a lot so if you fancy making some green ones for us….)Continue reading “Belle Vue Map Workshop”