The emergence of Spring and new ideas

Cloth is very powerful when it retains traces of its previous life, gathers history and becomes something new”. Dorothy Caldwell This quote has really resonated with me today, as we emerge from a cold, dark winter here in the UK, as the trees begin to bud and the daffodils and tulips bloom, I too feelContinue reading “The emergence of Spring and new ideas”

What a difference a few weeks make!

I’ve been working on these two panels during March, they originally were made for the wedding of my daughter, Tori, in June 2020, which unfortunately was postponed until June this year 2021. This March when the roadmap out of lockdown was announced in the Uk, the wedding was postponed yet again, so I decided toContinue reading “What a difference a few weeks make!”

A new year and a new focus

It’s been a long time since I posted a Studio Notes, there are lots of possible excuses that I could use such as ill health but the honest truth is that as well as not being well, that I felt I’d lost touch with my art practice, then the Covid lockdown started in March 2020,Continue reading “A new year and a new focus”

In Conversation with………

This is a piece I’m working on for our UN:Hinged art exhibition in September (more details nearer the time). The group is four textile and mixed media artists, are all working in the same palette, on a 24″ x 30″ canvas panel, based on the theme Permission Granted (which is the title of our exhibition),Continue reading “In Conversation with………”

Going Round in Circlesk

I took part in a group coaching call yesterday with the artist Alice Sheridan, I discussed how my inspiration for my initial foray into painting last year, was my collection of family sewing items. I also used this inspiration for my previous textile work, an example of which is shown above, from a few yearsContinue reading “Going Round in Circlesk”

“Sometimes our best intentions fail us”

Last week I posted about starting some stitched fabric samples, to get me creating again, however what I actually found myself doing was painting. It made me wonder if I’ve been in some way, putting off starting to paint again, maybe it’s been my inner critic raising its ugly head again. “Why do you evenContinue reading ““Sometimes our best intentions fail us””

I’ve never been called this before!!…

An artist friend today has called me “inspiring and indomitable” , apparently it describes my pursuance of art, in the face of recent adversity perfectly, these are not words that I’d not associate with myself, sometimes it takes others to show us aspects of ourselves , that we don’t realise on our own. I actuallyContinue reading “I’ve never been called this before!!…”

Disasterous timing!!!

Sometimes life issues can stop us in our tracks but they can also give us the space to really evaluate what the most important things in our lives are!! In April I signed up to repeat Nicholas Wilton’s Creative Visionary Program, CVP, for a second time, I learnt so much (as a beginner) last yearContinue reading “Disasterous timing!!!”