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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Texture Tuesday ...........

Kim Klassens texture Tuesday photograph ...... inspired by the small pile of moleskine notebooks that I have filled over the years......


Monday, 28 April 2014

Every picture tells a story......

 It would be lovely if everything would climb the stairs and hop neatly onto the shelves ;-)



Sunday, 27 April 2014

White walls......

I know it's just white walls and a sanded floor, but it's exciting to me......

New studio here I come.....:-)

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Buttons.....

I poured out a box full of buttons onto the table to look for a tiny blue button for my cardie - and there was a spare one on the label all along ....:-) 

So this is my photograph for Kim Klassens Friday Finds ----- www.kimklassencafe.com

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Someone once told me........

Someone once said to me 'Your work would be better if you didn't throw everything at it'.

Well, I counted the layers in these two little pieces and it comes to seven.

Monoprinted base,chine colle(printmakers collage),stencil,acrylic,watercolour,hand carved stamps,inktense.........hmm, maybe I'll just keep on layering and enjoying the results.

'There is no 'right way' to do anything, there is only the way you are doing it.' Neale Donald Walch

So keep on doing what you're doing and throw everything at it!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Texture Tuesdays.......

I've joined Kim Klassens blog at www.kimklassencafe.com

Here's my texture Tuesday photo.......

Maybe, just maybe I have too many scarves.......but aren't the colours and textures lovely?

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Artfinder.....

Just opened my new Artfinder shop with these two little beauties for sale....

Come and visit me at www.artfinder.com

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Framed........

One piece framed for the Art Tour in June.............
Great frame from Mark Spencer at Tynemouth Market.........

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Moving.......

 Tynemouth market find for my new space ........ £15 what a bargain!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Moving.......

This is the space that I'm moving to..........floor sanded yesterday.

I can see the shed/ current studio from here....


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Moving.....

I'm moving out if my studio, also know as the shed!

It's so cold in there in the winter and so very tiny for me and my lovely Rollerco press to fit into that sometimes it's difficult to make work.

I once watched a Japanese artist work, in a minute space, so neat and tidy, that I thought that I could emulate her - but I discovered that I'm not Japanese!

Here is the space I'm moving from.......



Monday, 14 April 2014

Making some experiments .......

Making some experiments with Monoprint,liquid acrylics,collage and lashings of watercolour! 

Lovin making a big mess:-)

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Landmarks .....

Been working on these for weeks and weeks, think today that they might be finished.

12x12 ins

Layers and layers of monoprinting,embossing, stenciling,painting,using my hand carved stamps- more layering..........



Monday, 7 April 2014

Tried a new app called 'over' - it works!




outside in.........

Only yesterday I realised that I have a home full of nature sitting in beautiful forms and have never seen them quite as clearly!

Most of my wooden bowls -- and I seem to have a lot of them -- are made by Alan Jones.

You can see his work in my space on the art tour in June -- more of that in a later post.

Today I spent a little time taking a few photographs. Here are some of the images..........






Thursday, 3 April 2014