Here are a few shots of Re:Love#2, the second handbag or purse, as it is known in the US, in the recycled with love series. This is a new theme I am exploring, using colour and pre loved cloth. It has machine quilting and lots of padding to give the bag/purse shape substance and character.Continue reading “Handmade and quilted. Purse is Finished! well almost…”
All these lovely people joined in Hope in Your Handbag™ taster workshop at Lambeth Country Show .They learned raw edge applique and stitched a small sample.It was a planned one hour workshop, we did two in the end. Here’s what I learned…children are decisive and focused, everyone finished their work, I love open air workshops…thatContinue reading “Look! we made these……. at Lambeth Country Show”
…….with colour and like all the best love affairs requires the qualities of honesty, reflection, hope, joy, to name but a few. So I’ve been reflecting on how I use colour presently, looking honestly at what I aim to achieve. As a child I responded to colours set out before me, as an adult IContinue reading “Still In Love…”
For a long time I have been trying to fathom how to include lots of pictures, aka known as a gallery, into my blog posts – well now I know. You can find out too at learn.wordpress.com- under the ‘Get Flashy’ title in the left sidebar.. It gives examples and instructions. I like this grid format. WhenContinue reading “Gallery Opening”
…….with colour. In the attic room, scattered on the floor were a few wax crayons and a scrap of paper. We were viewing the house. It was for sale. Dad picked up a crayon and rubbed it across the page, he added a different colour over the top then more colour again, the bright clear hues mergingContinue reading “Falling in Love…..”
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Intuition is my guide. Intuition as the threshold for adventure, the place to go, the place to listen and hear your knowing voice, a small voice, not loud and brash and shouting, but a quiet insistent recurring voice, coming back time and again to hint at the direction to take, the choice to make,Continue reading “Intuition: friend or foe?”
To create is to bring something into being that was not there before. As an artist, creating is fundamental. It is taking a thought, an idea and translating into a medium, which in my case is cloth. I plan what I am going to do, how I am going to do it . I envisageContinue reading “Creative Notes”
I’m thinking about beauty and what it means to me. Trying to convey this in words is as elusive as beauty itself. I wrestle with words, stumble over vocabulary and adjectives in an effort to capture my thoughts.