Sometimes you doubt your own artwork, so when I applied to be listed in the Crafts Council Directory I really wasn’t convinced I would be accepted.
But I was! Happy dancing time! That really cheered me up.
Have been working with HUGE Photoshop files today - 4GB each - I could hear the Mac creaking! These are the images..... Blaewearie or Blewearie (depends which book you read) an old homestead high up on the bleakest, most beautiful moor you can image - Old Bewick. Close to a prehistoric cairn, double hill fort and carved rocks (how perfect is that?)
The second image was taken near Kirknewton - a lovely atmospheric old stone built cottage.
So what I am planning do to with these? Well I’m hoping to have all ready to reveal at the EG Regional Day on May 16th.
I have almost finished the sketchbook! A huge A3 Moleskine hardbound type, I can hardly lift it now. Just one more page to go.
(P.S using a new Blog Editor and I hope it works OK - don’t seem to be able to centre text, which is rather annoying as it wasn’t cheap!)
At Guisborough EG.
A lovely group, friendly welcome and interesting questions afterwards.
Thank you for inviting me.
If your group is interested in hearing one of my lectures you can find details here on my website.
Here’s the set up, costume, table full of things to mooch through and a stand with larger pieces (partly seen),
along with the screen for the slide show.
If you’re in Northumberland and visiting Wallington (NT property) you’ll see my table runner in the dinning room.
This is my second commission for the National Trust.
“Use your Vote"
Absolutely agree, women died so that we could vote and we should all use that privilege won through suffering and perseverance.
Playing with colours and circles.
A lot of the textile work I have planned is very muted, so its good for the soul to play with bright paint colours!
And you know I love circles.
And if something doesn’t quite work out then, in good City & Guilds fashion, chop it up and stick it back down!
Textile work coming very soon, just having to get back to normal after the Easter holidays and also settling my father into a new flat.
Time…… bit elusive for the studio atm.
But next week it WILL happen.
Over the winter we have replaced the bathroom suite (I now have a lovely little P-shaped bath to fall asleep in and because its small i don’t drown!)
I blatantly pinched the idea for the silver mirror from my friend Angela…. taught myself to tile and grout and had fun with these iridescent tiles.
and finally got around to making a bathroom blind from a mix of silks, sari scraps and woven ribbon - with elephants.
I love it.
My Bohemian Bathroom.
One of four rusty trays sitting by my back door.
Who cares what visitors think!
Cottons and silk, with rusty things and a touch of cheap black dye (which is blue, not black. Never buy cheap dyes).
Water occasionally, (if nature doesn’t) add a sprinkling of salt and leave for four or maybe five weeks to cook.