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”

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………”

“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””

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!!!”