Saturday, 19 April 2014

gathering and listening

 ...I have just taken a few days away with the family to hibernate for a while in our caravan...a break is always needed and embraced and treasured.  Our caravan is our little haven where I truly allow myself to relax and recline into a horizontal state of mind.....a wonderful calmness.  Days sat outside wrapped in blankets...little days out and treks across the varied landscapes of North Yorkshire.  We tend to stay close to home...but I love how places that are very familiar to us can be seen so differently when visiting as a 'holiday maker' ... and I return back to work I love how the studio feels different...deliveries have arrived while I have been much loveliness to make with 'and' for you to make with too as some treasures are about to be placed on the shelves of The Linen Garden.....including this years collection of reclaimed crochet packs.....I hope, you too, have managed to find a few days to make life stop and spend time with family and friends 'making memories' xxxxxxxxxx

....and listening to Elbow (alot)

Friday, 4 April 2014


the starting journey to a few new mini 'gatherings' of collage

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Little Bet

Little Betty has finally found her spot 
after all the sorting and tidying and re-arranging of the studio - 
she is rather ornamental than use these days but very treasured.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

studio snippets is sooooooooo floral...

...a sunday sigh...

...when you treat yourself to a little something that you know you will own forever...
my new 'old bag' 

Monday, 24 March 2014

CRAFT, SHOW & SELL - book giveaway - WINNER!!!!!

.....can you email me Charlotte over at .......

gathering and listening

....I promised myself, one simple thing, when I took my first step into this year; the simple indulgence to take some time to draw and paint again.  This 'time' was not to be just a few hours here and there but to allocate approx a month out from the making diary.  Drawing used to be such an important part to all my creative paths and the last few years my art box has remained under the table.  So, I have just made up a card board box in the studio and have started to collect ephemera and such to help inform a series of paintings and sketches and collages. Now all I have to do is patiently wait for natures treasures to grow so I can study 'the botanics' .... BUT most importantly I have made a start and when that month arrives I will be prepared and inspired and ready to start with an equally eager art box......

.....pottering done while listening to....

Monday, 17 March 2014

the gathering wall - stage three I work on the canvases - a little everyday - 
I love how they fit together as a patchwork on the studio wall.