I love the fact now that I can get up every morning and head down stairs to my studio and not have to face the constant stream of traffic to drive to work, as I have for the past twenty years, it's bliss. Every day brings a new excitement, working on commissions, getting ready for our exhibition and creating new ideas and projects for teaching. I love it. I also have regular visits from my little art critic who joins me in the studio, she's now decided she wants to be an artist like Ro Ro when she grows up.
These are two pages from the commissioned journal. I used my embellishing machine and some hand stitching.
This piece was all hand stitched using my dyed fabrics, it will be stitched on to a painted canvas.
I taught a necklace workshop at home last Saturday, see previous post, I had six lovely students who all went home with completed necklaces. I forgot to take photos but Sabine sent me a photo of hers, it's magnificent. Sabine makes wonderful polymer clay beads and she added clay discs to the chains.
We had breakfast in one of our favourite cafes over the Easter break. I can never resist sketching while we have our coffee. This is a small section of a magnificent iron grill that sits in one of the many feature cut outs in the walls.
This is the grill, I see a stamp coming on.
This is another view inside the cafe, they also sell flowers.
After breakfast we walked along one of our favourite beaches, the bathing boxes always add some sunshine to an overcast day.
Back to the studio for more experiments, thanks for dropping by, it's much appreciated.