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A Gathering of Flowers

For the past few months I have been working on putting together an art exhibition in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Garden herbarium (https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/conserving-garden-plants/rhs-herbarium/collections-in-the-rhs-herbarium).  The idea for this first came to me almost 2 years ago when purely by … Continue reading

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Marvellous marbling

I’ve been out and about on another of the excellent workshops offered by the delightful Shirley at Handprinted.net in Bognor Regis (Sussex, UK) http://www.handprinted.net. This time I have been experimenting with marbling.  So what is that?  Well it is the … Continue reading

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Stitched Up and Disappointed

Back in 2013 I visited the bi-annual embroidery and textile art exhibition at Ramster Gardens in Surrey.  Yesterday I visited the 2015 exhibition.  I seem to remember having mixed feelings about the 2013 show and this year’s exhibition only served … Continue reading

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I am not Banksy

Making art is about experimenting – I hesitate to use the term ‘play’ which I think trivializes the process of making.  So in a mood of experimentation I finally got around to completing a small painting based on a pencil … Continue reading

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No Wolves in Sheeps Clothing

I think it would be fair to say that most girls like to dress up.  In fact dressing up is one of the most girly activities I can think of; starting as small children we totter around in our mothers … Continue reading

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The Drawing Thread

For the past two weeks I have been busy taking part in another online workshop with Dionne Swift (wwwwww.dionneswift.co.uk), this time it was Drawing for Textiles.  As with the previous two workshops I have done with Dionne the programme is … Continue reading

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Super silk screen makes for sumptuous images

A few weeks ago I shared my experiences of a fabulous online art course I did about building sketchbooks.  Well I have been at it again only this time I have been rediscovering screen printing.  I say rediscovering because I … Continue reading

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