25 June 2014

Barter Books

Impossible to visit this second hand book shop without bringing part of it home. 

Nothing better for a Sunday and yes thats my boy. :)


23 June 2014

Foxgloves

 Seems we are being over run with Foxgloves this year.  

I LOVE them, so more the merrier.

 

Foxgloves

Foxgloves and poppies

Foxgloves on roadside

White foxgloves

Foxgloves 2

You can see more gardening pictures here.

21 June 2014

Sketchbook work in Mixed Media/2

Two works using silhouette ideas.

Week 17 close

 

"Let your artistic soul fly"

Week 21 close 3

Week 21 close 2

20 June 2014

Colour

Nothing makes my heart sing more than the right colours bouncing and zingy off each other.

I took this photo yesterday and realised all of my favourite colours were in there. 

Along with a favourite flower.

 

Aquilegia copy

18 June 2014

JQ March 2014

Continuing with the theme of a "sense of place", "trackways",and a "personal journey" within the Land of the Far Horizons.
Interpreting the Northumberland landscape, with special reference to the archaeology and history.

Hand dyed fabrics, oil paint rubbings of ancient deer, thoughts of rituals involving antlers, the hunt and the chase.
Hand stitched with silk threads.

Think I have the urge to get the dye pots out again…..

JQ 2014 March

JQ 2014 Mar2

JQ 2014 Mar1

 

16 June 2014

Sketchbook work on Holyhocks

I wonder if I should just paint….. however I love textiles too much.

But I do sometimes get worn down by not being recognised as a “serious" artist (and not making much money!)

Some Hollyhocks for you to enjoy, mine are about 5 inches tall in the garden, but I am a proud “grown them from seeds” gardener.

Week 20 Hollyhocks close1

 

Week 20 Hollyhocks close2 001

15 June 2014

14 June 2014

Mini Samples and Journal Quilt

 

Continuing with the theme of a "sense of place", "trackways",and a "personal journey" within the Land of the Far Horizons.

Interpreting the Northumberland landscape, with special reference to the archaeology and history.

JQ for April 2014

Generic view of the rolling hills with reference to the cup and ring carved rocks found in this landscape.
Hand painted canvas, FME.

JQ 2014 April

JQ 2014 Apr1

 

JQ 2014 Apr2

13 June 2014

Sketchbook Mixed Media

 

Friday the 13th….. well so far its been OK. (Is it safe to say that at midday??)

I’ve just booked a lecture to Newcastle Embroiderers Guild.  I’ll be presenting “Land of the Far Horizons” on April 18th 2015.

I’m working on pieces for Festival of Quilts and hope to reveal those to you soon.


Meanwhile here are some recent examples of the artwork I’ve been producing in my sketchbook.  I’ll post a few over the next week.

 Enjoy!

 

Week 15 yellow girl 1

 

Week 15 Yellow Girl 2

11 June 2014

The Art Quilt

A teaser for you.  

Working on the Art Quilt for Festival of Quilts.  
Very much “In Progress" 

Art Quilt 6

 

8 June 2014

Holiday in Keswick

Holiday 2014

1 June 2014

For sale

Various things for sale.

It’s CLEAR OUT / UP TIME!

 

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