Wednesday, 4 March 2015

embroidery - work in progress

work in progress

work in progress - looking up close and larger than life...... I am beginning to make a new collection of portraits in stitch. Over the next few weeks I hope to make a variety of pieces.

As it has been a while since I've offered new embroidery, and I like to have the chance to consider and photograph work as a group for my own reference, I am not selling ahead of my next shop update and I am not reserving any pieces. (Once the shop update is live then yes I am happy to reserve a piece, by request.) I think this is the fairest and less stressful approach - so I can focus on making my finest work and hope you will enjoy seeing. Thank you for your understanding.

I hope to share a few more glimpses over the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, I am still editing my zine - it's always a time-consuming project to take on but I am liking the feel and shape of it so far.

Monday, 2 March 2015

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. Thirty Days in Athens- Day 7- Cat of the seventh floor-, 2. Landscape after Hockney, by Raul - IMG_3226 (1), 3. Untitled, 4. Untitled, 5. 7354, 6. Ballad 10, 7. nue 3824, 8. gelatin print 2014-02-27, 9. Untitled, 10. sketchbook, 11. 1DSC_0079, 12. Taking pictures for my exhibition invitation - opening March 31st., 13. The spill of bird-song one Spring-lit morning, 14. ALEINE, 15. 05p58, 16. snow (a thank you for my dear friend, chris; i've been trying to do this for about three years!), 17. Untitled, 18. Jim Harris, 19. M...., 20. Hitotsumugi (2015) Oil on Fabriano paper, pastel, charcoal, coloured pencil 140x120mm, 21. breakfast, 27/1, 2015, 22. expo146-w, 23. water, 24. between lines (detail), 25. Abandoned Sinter Plant

Created with fd's Flickr Toys

A Happy March to you! Sunny but rather chilly here. So glad to see the start of a hopeful month (not a big fan of February), so time to start anew...... I hope the above mosaic gives some inspiration as we begin a new month and week. Many thanks always to the artists and photographers featured. Please click on links and discover more.

This morning I made a start on new embroidery - revving my sewing machine after some weeks of not stitching. Always a little apprehensive, how will the stitching go, who will turn up on the fabric? My stitched portraits are all improvised, as you may know. So, my hope is to have a small spring collection ready for my next shop update. I hope to share more with you.

Meanwhile, I am continuing to edit my new zine - the title is still not 100% printed in ink - so what can I tell you about it so far? It features poems + artwork. It follows on from previous zines in that the format is hand-size. It will be a limited edition. I'm exploring connections between visual art and writing.

I'm also working on smaller landscapes and portraits. So yes I am busy. And meanwhile by the kitchen door we have deep purple irises just flowering. I thought I had planted crocuses but I much prefer irises(though crocuses are lovely)....

Have a good start to your week.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

sketchbook Sunday

A selection from this week.

New Sale selection now in my shop.

Busy editing poems and working in the garden today.