Wednesday 28 September 2011

More stamps

Wow, I can't believe how fast my stamps sold, thank you everyone who bought them and for all of the kind comments too. I have a few more that I've just added to my Etsy

Olley owl

pear stamp - this is the reverse of one I made previously

another poppy seed head

another simple folk stamp

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Stamps and re-purposed clothing workshop

I carved these stamps a couple of weeks ago but have only managed to get them into my Etsy store today.

these are Honesty seeds - SOLD

a poppy seed head - SOLD

seed pods - SOLD

smiley critter

another poppy seed head - SOLD

Patsy and I held our first repurposed clothing workshop last week. It was great fun, very inspiring and amazing to see what other people create with similar garments. We only work with two students at a time which means they get at least one garment finished.

From this

to this - Maha wearing her almost completed coat

and this - the back view of Marg's coat

the front of Marg's coat

Patsy stitching up a storm.

Thanks everyone for all of your lovely comments re my stacks, I haven't managed to get around to everyone.

Wednesday 21 September 2011


Over at The Altered Page blog Seth has a new challenge. Called The Paper Stack project, the idea is for people to post photos of their stacks of paper or whatever and then link it back to Seth. He will have a list on his blog of all of the participants so you will get chance to visit stacks and stacks of stacks.

Here are a few of mine.

stack of decorated papers

stack of journals

stack of sun printed fabrics

stack of dyed fabrics

stack of foam printing plates

stack of rag rugs waiting to be made into two larger rugs

stack of painted canvases

stack of jars of paints

finally a stack of jump rings.

My next post will show the results of today's Repurposed Clothing workshop Patsy and I held, it was fabulous.

Thanks again for visiting and a big thank you to those who leave a comment.

Friday 16 September 2011

Fabulous book and junk journal

A friend of mine gave me a copy of her fabulous book that she has had published, it's beautiful. Sabine has created this wonderful picture and story book. It features lots of Sabine's digital art and gorgeous graphics. The story is about the tales of everyday happenings of humans as overheard and told through the eyes of Frederic and Kate, a cat and mouse. It's called 'The Artful Correspondence of Frederic and Kate' and would make a great gift for young and old. If you check this site you'll get the best price for your region.

The above are just a small selection of the pages from the book, all of the pages are beautifully decorated and have so much detail you can spend hours taking it all in.

I'm also working on a commission that I've had for awhile now, it's a junk journal and I've loved creating the pages. It only needs it's cover now which I will be working on next week.

Just a random selection of the pages in the journal, there are lots more.

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Going round in circles on my own

I've had this HUGE cream curtain stashed away and re discovered it when I had a clean up to get ready for the new doorway into my studio. I now have the doorway but no door as yet, so I decided I'd paint the cream curtain and that will suffice for the time being. I only had my little apprentice to help and she couldn't stay very long so I ended up 'painting in the round' on my own. I still have more graphics to add but it's getting there.

As you can see it really is huge, it hangs right down to the floor on both sides of the table.


The start of the doodles.

This is where my new door way's going.

And this is it, looking into my studio, the curtain will hang here until I get the door.

This is inside my studio looking through to my workroom where I hold my workshops.
It's made such a difference, it was definitely worth all of the dust, dust and more dust (I began to wonder at the time though).

These lovely ladies were the first to see it. This was another great group making and using the foam printing plates they made. Thanks Deb, Kaye, Maha and Marg for another terrific day.

Thursday 1 September 2011

Patsy's Exhibition

My friend Patsy Worledge is holding a solo exhibition at Beaumaris Art Group Studios, Reserve Road Beaumaris, over the next three weekends.
The opening is tomorrow night, Friday the 2nd September, between 6.00pm and 9.00pm,  it's being opened by Beverley Dunn a fabulous Aussie actress. Feel free to drop in tomorrow night or over the next three weekends, between 11.00am and 4.00pm, Patsy would love to see you, she's such an inspiring artist. Patsy will also be teaching here next March too.

I helped her set up the exhibition today and took some photos of her amazing work, she's so prolific.

The lady herself.

Some of her paintings, rickety stitching and bags.

More works of art.

Just a small selection of Patsy's bags, she has nineteen altogether.

This is one of her coats she made from recycled clothing. Patsy and I will be teaching classes for recycled clothing later this month. If you're interested in attending a workshop please email me for details.

A beautiful painting, so much to see in the many layers.

Another one of Patsy's beautiful rickety stitching quilts.

A close up detail of another quilt.

Next post I will definitely show you pictures of my new doorway.