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!”

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”

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!!…”

Disaster fortnight…. Cautionary note about dyes!!

In my previous textiles life, I’ve always enjoyed dyeing with procion MX dyes, to produce my own palette of cloth to work with, I just loved the sight of these brightly coloured hand-dyed fabrics drying on the clothes line. The photo is one of my textile pieces, it is 2m square, made up of tinyContinue reading “Disaster fortnight…. Cautionary note about dyes!!”

Anne Armes studio notes…… “ bit too ambitious”

My plan for this week was to make times for a regular daily art practice, but I’m afraid I fell off the easel this week and didn’t get much done!!! I have been revisiting my inspiration board and trying to discern exactly why I chose these particular items, they all hold memories for me, causeContinue reading “Anne Armes studio notes…… “ bit too ambitious””

Anne Armes studio notes….. “the journey starts here”

I am a textile artist, tutor and mentor but recently the arthritis in my hands, has forced me to look for a new challenge, I started following Alice Sheridan on Facebook last year and she introduced me to an online program for artists called the “Creative Visionary Program” CVP led by the American artist NicholasContinue reading “Anne Armes studio notes….. “the journey starts here””