Monday, 2 May 2016

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. self1-5, 2. Lady Dale, 3. drawing, 4. Chives, 5. Another white doodle, 6. May and its light, 7. hem, 8. Teckning 2016, 9. looking at Moore again 1, 10. lily of the valley., 11. Sherborne | Edward Oliver, 12. Morning light #window #reflection #morning #light #cambridge..., 13. DSC_0028-008, 14. A lingering trace - 8 X 10" on linen #embroidery #embroideryart #broderie #bordado, 15. neighborhood pool today, 16. stuffed woman #1, 17. IMG_8824, 18. Untitled, 19., 20. the holy trinity, 21. Little porcelain bud vase from this morning's kiln 🌿 Pequeño florerito de porcelana de la horneada de esta mañana, 22. your hip is so hard !! #2, 23. 1-5, 24. spring in the garrigue, part one, 25. woman adjusting her hair, 26. Hastings, 27. Lungarno Firenze gouache, 28. one of those days., 29. Shoreline No. 5 #thread #sketch #greatlakes #landscapes #ontario #embroidery #embroideryart #contemporaryembroidery #modernembroidery, 30. Ϊ

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Hello and a happy May to you..... yes it really is. And a bumper mosaic Monday for you this week. Thanks always to Flickr contacts and please do take a look at links to discover more..... It's a bank holiday Monday here in the UK so the weather is cloudy with another layer of cloud for good measure. I have spent this weekend working and doing other things, mixing it as always.

This week I am completing and considering artworks - including a selection that will be going to Atelier 51 in Brighton. I am an invited guest artist there during their 'open studio' weekends in May.

If you are in the Brighton area during May then please consider a visit.....

I am also working on new artworks for my online shop - next update will be Wednesday 11th May at the usual time of 2pm (UK). So that means no update this week but there will be one next week....

Hoping to share with you a post or two this week - I keep promising a sketchbook post and must do it!

Have a good week - it's going to be a sunny one here, apparently........

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

new work

Paris - am embroidery portrait brooch

'Paris' - an embroidery brooch

I have just updated my shop with a new selection of gouache artworks and embroidery brooches.... thanks always.

Just a note to let you know my next shop update will be Wednesday 11th May (as I am not updating next week)....

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

new work

and other stories

'and other stories' - a portrait in stitches - embroidery brooch

smaller portrait with rust and blue

smaller portrait brooch with rust and blue

Just recently I have been looking back over the many, many stitches I have made..... and considered how my style of embroidery has evolved, altered, reshaped and transformed over time.... Looking back has reminded me just how much I have been inspired by the drawings of Madge Gill, how her influence comes into my work, over time. I particularly enjoy stitching smaller and very detailed portraits, especially compositions that involve many tiny faces. The challenge to create a complete 'picture' within a small-scale work such as a brooch is particularly attractive to me and for now I am still very inspired....

There will be a selection of brooches, especially smaller portraits, in my shop tomorrow....


'pastoral' - gouache on Fabriano paper

Alongside my embroidery stitching I have been working on new gouache paintings-sketches... I continue to explore colour, attracted to quite bold (for me) colours and combinations.

This is just a small preview of the works to be added to my shop tomorrow. I'll be updating at 2pm (uk time). Please note: there will be no update next week - so my next after tomorrow will be May 11th,