I have decided to move my blog to my website It just seems to make so much more sense to have everything in the same place. I would be so pleased if any followers join me there and read my blog . I have really appreciated having followers on here, especially when I am so sporadic with posting! Thanks again, Julia.
Well newish! I had done some nice drawings of my cat Billy, so I screen printed them focussing on colour and simplicity. They are now cards in my shop.
Next life I am coming back as Billy, its a charmed one that is for sure!
Lately I have been drawing lots and trying to get a range of cards together that I am happy with. This seems to take me a while; first I have to be happy with the drawing, then I have to hope my screenprint of said drawing works and then I have to be happy with the finished result, including choice of colour, paper etc….you get the picture.
And so here are my new Kingfisher cards (that I am actually pleased with)…phew, it feels nice to say that.
I start with drawing in biro…
Then screenprint them on recycled card…
I have listed them in my shop if you want to have a gander !
Well the beginning of March has been a real hibernation for me so far as I have got a bug that is really outstaying its welcome. Anyway needless to say I haven’t done much work but I have finally sorted out my photographs and drawings from the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh. So a bit of flower therapy to help me on my way. I hope they brighten up your March too. I have heard it has been raining.
Here’s to Spring time and bulk buying echinacea!
2016.. what a year.As a child I always wanted to change lots of things in the world like many children do; unfair and unkind things. As an adult you realise how overwhelming it is to be so idealistic, so you do what you can to be fair and kind in your own little way. When big changes happen; people who have soundtracked your life ,acted in your favourite films, household names pass away. When people are voted in to power that you know shouldn’t be. When you feel sure your country will vote one way and the opposite happens..it makes the world feel larger and overwhelming again.
But the fact these people are sorely missed shows our need for music, art and individuality. The fact that people voiced disappointment at some of the consequences of Brexit and are shocked about the presidential result in the US, shows a passion for embracing all cultures and colours.
So I look forward to 2017 and all the art, music and diversity it may bring.
I wish you all a happy and peaceful New Year x
A few weekends ago it was Open Studios in Hebden Bridge. This happens every year and is a chance to see what all the artists have been making behind closed studio doors.
It is the second year I have been in my studio and I still thank my lucky stars that I have such a lovely, bright space.
Lots of new screen prints.
and wall paper and fabric;
It was a really nice weekend and I was grateful for all the visitors that battled through the intermittent showers. I gained great responses for my new landscape paintings; these are the start of a collection for an exhibition at Heart Gallery.It will be called “Under the Same Sky” and opens on 8th September.I am very excited.
This one found a new home!
These will be included in the Under the Same Sky exhibition.
Lastly ….who ate all the jelly babies? Ahem.
and talks with lovely Lisa.
I have been drawing every day this February (apart from a blip when moving!) as part of the 28 drawings later Facebook project. Here are some of my drawings so far.
It has been great to see lots of styles of drawing and it has a lovely network of artists involved. There will be more by the end of the month. Hurrah!
On the 29th of May I will be teaching a one day art workshop in Hebden Bridge. There will be a variety of print-making techniques taught, including monoprint, collograph, stencil and monotype. I am really looking forward to it as I print a lot and love it!
It costs £55 per person including a homemade lunch and refreshments. Please join me if you can!
Just fill in the form if you are interested.