Thursday, 16 May 2013
Wading birds striding across coloured canvas backgrounds... where are they off to?
Well they've already been to an exhibition in the railway station, just deciding where they will wade off to next!
Thursday, 18 April 2013
So it's that time of year again....Spring! and marked beautifully by the arrival of my favourite bird. Yep the Swallows have arrived and not one did I see this morning, but forty or fifty darting over head as I drove in to the studio.
Yet again, as it does every year my spirits are raised by these miraculous small speedy birds. Beautiful!
Here's a lovely fabric design by lulu & luca to celebrate....
Oh and I must point out Swallows, you're two weeks later than last year!
Friday, 15 March 2013
Some ideas I'm working on for a new stationery collection for Spring 2013... as Spring doesn't seem to be on its way I think I've got a bit more time to get these up to scratch :-)
PS. If anyone knows where that turn of phrase comes from I'd be very interested to know....
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Been having a lot of fun painting these brightly coloured birds on my computer recently though I think I need to return to the more naive style of the first painting of the Goldfinch. What do you think?
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Friday, 28 September 2012
A few weeks ago I was invited by the Art House in Wakefield to attend an Arts council meeting about craft practitioners & designer makers, the challenges they face and how to develop this sector in the North of England
The meeting was really useful and I had the opportunity to meet up with fellow makers - here are a few of the people I had the pleasure of meeting
Helen from the wonderful world of Memo Illustration
Helaina Sharpley - Wirework
Judy Tadman - Rope Sculptures
Laura Slater - Textiles