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Thursday, 26 February 2015

you wait ..... and then two come along at once.........

Yesterday's prompt was about using rustic props with side lighting......

Here's my old studio chair with a wool knee blanket that I sewed with blue blanket stitch.

 I added an illustration from an old children's book and my gold ceramic moon.......

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Running late with my post for my Kim Klassen photograph workshop 'Be Still 52'.

The propmt was 'use bunting'.......hmmm....I made some very quick bunting with scraps of material, string and staples last year for my 'Art in the Garden' summer weekends to hang in the doorway of the gallery aka shed! It's been hanging there ever since.

I ran outside and took it down, faded and it is with a piece of scrap cartridge paper that has been used to mop up paint, hand made stamps, blogs of ink and a few cut leaves from my autumn window display for 'Halo' in Whitley Bay.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

So far, so good?

So how are you doing this far into 2015?

I've had a bit of a tricky time...largely attempting to come to terms with having turned 60.

I read a piece of Mareilla Frostrups today in the Observer today about how difficult a time she was having turning 50! Try 60 Mariella! 

I like her writing and presenting, she's 'Mrs Pull yourself together and count your blessings' personified, but has obviously struggled with her half century.

So, back to counting my blessings - and there are plenty of them and getting focussed in the studio. I took a day in a very grey and misty Northumberland to our old static caravan last weekend and got on with some moody northern pieces this week.

They got pinked up! 

Hope they still have that northern feel.......

Thursday, 12 February 2015


Well this was a good one for me....take a shot with your art!

Here are a couple of shots of part of a piece of work that I made a few weeks ago, inspired by a trip that I made to Morocco last year, with jars of orange paint and gold pigment...

Sunday, 8 February 2015