Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011
1. wooden doodle bowl, 2. lily, 3. Untitled, 4. Thrown wide to the wind, 5. Song for kings IV, 6. Special discount, 7. grey garden, 8. The Riverside Combo, 9. DSC_0063, 10. arbol genalògico II, 11. a face a day_359, 12. Small Landscapes, 13. The Nouveau Bohemian Getting Ready In The Morning., 14. 滴滴答答, 15. feminine forms in modern architecture, 16. growing-up, 17. the-blonde---in-progress, 18. Casa Tia Sandra, vecina de la Tita., 19. dog portraits, 20. Untitled
A Happy Monday afternoon to you - I usually post my mosaics 'first thing on the list' on a Monday morning, but now with the holidays approaching I decided to get to the post office as quickly as I could. It was busy but not too hectic. Packages sent, now I can share with you this mosaic of intriguing and fabulous images - and many thanks for to all the artists for sharing their work, via my Flickr contacts.
This week I am continuing to work on new pieces of stitch work, paintings, sketchbook pages and more.
Just to update you on what is happening now the Holidays are approaching - I plan to keep my shop open throughout the Christmas and New Year days...... I'll be around and continuing to work, happily. I'll be adding new items to the shop regularly.
If you would like to purchase an item and hope to receive in time for the Holidays then here are the Royal Mail posting dates to consider: If you are in Australia/ New Zealand or Far East, then before 5th December. If in USA/Canada then before 9th December and in Europe before 12th December. If in UK then please consider purchasing before Tuesday 20th. As always, I will be doing my best to send things swiftly, usually I am able to post a package within 1-3 days. (Of course, if we have snow then things can get delayed a little.)
Thanks kindly for all your lovely comments on my sketchbook sunday posts. I'm really looking forward to putting the next zine together, due out at the start of the New Year. I'll let you know more when I know more....
Have a very good start to the week x
Sunday, 27 November 2011
New sketchbook pages - these may feature in my next zine - which will be 'home' -
due out at the very beginning of next year (not so far away.....)
I've been working on new sketchbook pages and new paintings with the 'still life at home' theme.....
As always, I'm attempting to express something not quite tangible, quiet, and thoughtful and personal, and yet universal and....... I'm enjoying the process so far. I look forward to sharing more.
Thanks always for your comments this week and always.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Monday, 21 November 2011
1. Untitled, 2. heavy burden, 3. IMG_15071, 4. Untitled, 5. Untitled, 6. bits sewn down, 7. 11.08.11 / Cooking Utensils, 8. dog and door, 9. girl2-kitchen, 10. work in progress, 11. Untitled, 12. nov182011, 13. Emaki study 20111116, 14. polo horse, 15. I'm a Giant Challenge, 16. INSOMNIA. Técnica mixta. 2011, 17. Untitled, 18. CIMG3296, 19. L’hiver dernier, 20. Untitled, 21. sleeping nature, 22. a person is a person through other persons, 23. Lembranças pra poder me compreender, 24. Untitled, 25. Nothing but gold and black. təars [Prokofiev
A Happy Monday to you from a foggy, misty England....... this weekend has been f o g g y
oh there you are
and now it is still foggy..... many thanks to the artists featured in this week's mosaic. As always, follow the links to find out more.
This week I am continuing on with new work of all kinds. I hope to add a few new things to my shop every so often as the week goes by.....
I know that many people in the US this week will be celebrating Thanksgiving. So I send my best wishes to you for a happy time.
I'm hoping the fog might lift so I can take some good photographs of a few new paintings... have a good Monday and thanks always for your comments, especially thanks for your comments on yesterday's post. I'm inspired to do more...... thanks x
Sunday, 20 November 2011
Exploring things about home, in my own simple way...... I like to paint in a 'pared down' style and without referring to the subject. Despite just how frequently I am in a kitchen and stuffing laundry into a washing machine, I still had to have a sneaky look before painting one.....
As you know already, it's the simple things that sometimes have the most character. I like the stove.
I'm working on these 'home' watercolours and will perhaps put them together into future ideas....
I made a start on a new doll house project. (I was sparked off by Emily Henderson's I'm a giant challenge.)
This is as exciting as it gets so far. I've built the one storey modern house using balsa wood oddments. There is still a lot to do. The roof is not fitted on, I've just rested the wood there to suggest the slant. There will be part closed roof, part skylight. A lot of window. The scale I think is about 1:16, so I've been testing out bits of furniture for inside and think I'll make quite a bit like a very simple bed. Quite a modern home with a Japanese feel, my daughter and I are big Things Japanese fans. I like the colour of the bare wood so not sure if I will paint. Will see how things happen. The plan is for it to be life in a small space, with plants inside and out (think moss and bonsai in tiny pots). Many ideas, not a lot of time to play, but will hope to get there. I usually do,if I do a little at a time on these 'for fun' projects.....
Friday, 18 November 2011
Simply - a new embroidery miniature - now in my shop. You can read more about the piece here.
These new stitch works are all small in scale. I like the challenge of working this way. In the past, I've attempted and successfully completed a few wall pieces, but at the moment these smaller works are keeping me busy....
I wish you yes simply a good weekend...
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
a new gouache painting - tiny chair
I was encouraged when Rikianne Van Kirk asked me to write a little about my painting technique - I like to share my thoughts on this when I can and am thrilled to have my words featured on the Re-nest site here.
A little about the painting above - I have a fondness for things miniature and collect dolls house chairs amongst other things..... When I began to paint this I had no idea she was going to be offering me another chair for my collection, but infact she's not - she's offering a chair to you.....
I'm thinking about making another dolls house project in my 'spare time' - for Emily Henderson's I'm a Giant blog challenge - will have to see about that..... would like to....
hope your week is going well
Monday, 14 November 2011
1. Untitled, 2. The Nativity (after Piero della Francesca), 3. Recueillement, 4. Untitled, 5. IMG_5907, 6.Eu Chorei eu chorava, era Minha Mãe que me Acalentava, 7. Benett & little Boss, 8. studio days are good, 9. Untitled, 10. Untitled, 11. A new storytelling, 12. more colors, 13. River., 14. ninna oooooooo, 15. For JKPP Tanya Neizmen, 16. rings 3
A very eclectic Monday to you! many thanks to the artists featured in this week's mosaic.... it is an overcast, chilly day here. I have just got back from the post office, a moderately quiet experience. Expecting things to get busier there as the weeks lead us toward......... holidays time.
Apologies for no sketchbook Sunday or other posts these past few days - I took a few days off from creating, to catch up with things around the home following a busy week.
This week I am looking forward to working more on stitch, I have painting that wants to happen and am designing a new mini-zine. But more on that soon. Expect something new in the shop most days......
Thanks always for your comments here. I really appreciate your thoughts and words. Wishing you a very good week ahead.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Adoration - this is a new embroidery artwork I have just completed.
This week is going by so quickly.... I'm enjoying the company of tiny stitched faces, they seem intrigued with their world....
I peer into their detailed space and then I take a break, stare out of the window, see the apples still on my neighbour's tree, the magpies sitting on satellite dishes - then it's foot on the pedal and I am back into the tiny other world.....
I've just updated my shop with this piece and a couple of new embroidery hearts.....
Monday, 7 November 2011
1. 11:30/, 2. Medical experiment 2, 3. Untitled, 4. November Postcard, 5. The Prophet Amos, 6. Untitled, 7. OT, 8. white christmas, 9. off on world wide adventures, 10. watercolour, 11. segundo plato / second choice, 12. collage 8, 13. untitled, 14. fallen, 15. Out and about tale, 16. Taking Space
A Happy Monday to you..... many thanks to the artists featured in this Monday's mosaic.... a few 'white secret squares' to discover here..... just follow the links to find out more about each image and the artist.
Today is my birthday - I like the number 42, I hope it will be good for me:)
This week I am working on new new new - and will be adding new artwork to my shop as and when. Hopefully something new most days this week.
Have a very good Monday and more soon.
Sunday, 6 November 2011
Saturday, 5 November 2011
New embroidery - this piece is: 'Hope and Peace', very much inspired by early iconography, medieval art and more....
I am happy indeed to be working on new stitched artwork - I had to take a break from it due to a shoulder problem. Thankfully, my shoulder is a lot better these days and I am able to work at my sewing machine for longer. These pieces require a great many stitches and concentration. I'm pacing myself with the new work, so that my shoulder does not become a problem again, as I really want to explore new ideas and make new pieces.....
(New work has started to appear in my shop and will continue.....)
I hope you have a good weekend.
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
You may have noted a few horses in my work recently...... not a conscious plan but something that has quietly happened and the ideas are evolving.... I like primitive horse forms and remember seeing ancient sculptures in museums and wanting to pick them up....
So I challenged myself to sculpt horses in clay, using just memory and thumbprints. My aim is never to make things 'accurately'. That's just not me.
It was interesting to sit and sculpt these creatures. They took me here and there for hours at a time.
Photographing the horses was an interesting process. I knew what I had in mind and am glad to get these portraits to share. I'm offering prints in my shop: a set of two 4x6 prints and an 8x10 print.
I'd like to make more horses. They have an interesting, tactile feel. They like to stand on picture frames. These horses themselves are not for sale, but perhaps I might make a few to offer....