Quote “There is a difference in painting things and learning to paint.” David Leffel Dear readers, This year amid numerous other projects I have on the go I have made a commitment to learn how to paint with oils. I have preferred drawing and working with water colours or acrylics in the past. Since arriving … More A Journey with Oils
Dear readers This week I completed this birthday project for a special little lady in our lives Amy Grace. She loves all things purple so working with the ‘All In A Row’ design I worked her favourite colours into this lovely pillow for her bed. Given that this will be in a child’s room I … More Amy Grace
Dear readers Inspired to start working on canvas again I have been playing with textiles and stitching using the ‘All In A Row’ design as a background theme. Using different colours than usual and hand and machine embroidery I am quite pleased with aspects of the work so far. I am going to sit with … More Artistic Inspiration
Dear readers Today is the final day, day 5 of the F/Book Artists Challenge. Thank you #JudyNewman from A Very Fine house for your nomination. I have loved looking at the textile work that has been posted and in the process I have also discovered a variety of artists around the globe who were involved … More Artist Challenge Day 5
Dear readers 4 days ago I was nominated by designer/quilter Judy Newman to participate in the 5 day F/Book Artist Challenge. I have really enjoyed anticipating my daily post and pondering on the journey that each project has taken me thus far. Today my focus is on a design that has become very popular called … More Artists Challenge Day 4
Dear readers Today is Day 3 of the F/Book Artists Challenge. Thanks again #JudyNewman for the nomination because I have really enjoyed sifting through my projects and playing with the camera. Today I present another two designs. ‘Mixed Bunch’ one of my earlier pieces has been one of my most enjoyable naive appliqué projects using … More Artists Challenge Day 3
Dear readers Its Day 2 of the F/Book Artists Challenge. Today I present three more designs and items I have made. The cushions are based on my Flowers in Bloom design. The cushion with the green trim is the original piece of work using this design and sewn using woollen felt appliqué throughout. The second … More Artist Challenge Day 2.
Dear readers, Today I have been tagged by the very talented quilting designer Judy Newman to take part in a 5 day artists challenge. It is a great way to network and promote your work on F/Book. The idea of the challenge is to post 3 pieces of (my) work per day for 5 days. … More Artist Challenge – Day 1.