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”

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””

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….. “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””