Some time ago I was visiting my local recycling center and spotted a chair I just LOVED the shape of. It was in a very poor condition with bright orange covering that was worn, cracked and torn but had beautiful, classic lines and great chrome legs. I bought it then had to borrow a screw … More Classic style meets ecoprint
A fun art collaboration with my sister resuled in a nature inspired floor lamp. … More Upcycling collaboration – Floor lamp
My two passions meet, upcycling and eco printing. See how to transform a bedsheet into a leaf printed kimono. … More From bedsheets to Kimonos…
I’ve been discovering the joys of ecoprinting on vintage woolen blankets. I’d already been working with silk and cotton but had been wanting to try some wool which is either very expensive if new or difficult to find if recycled . Vintage blankets are a good way to get a decent amount of yardage at … More Eco printing on wool
I’ve spent a few days doing some eco printing this week. Mostly scarves and upcycled cotton tees. It’s been a lot of fun and I’ve discovered some new ways to mordant to get different results so it’s been educational as well. Here’s a few of my results It was a fun week!!! Now I have … More This weeks eco printing
Here is why it’s been awhile between posts… I’ve been inundated with Christmas painting commissions, am taking a pastel class and a workshop for beginners, am on the committee organising the annual Etsy Made Local Christmas market as well as trying to make stock for the market itself and trying my hand at eco printing … More It’s been awhile…
I often fill in the day when sitting at the gallery by painting small watercolour art books. People like to see the artist at work and I often sell something because they’ve enjoyed seeing me make it. This is one I did last week. It’s full of small local scenes which is one of the … More A small art book
I recently made some new linocuts and decided it would be fun to add a little story to them for the back of the cards I planned to use the prints on. Here’s what resulted. “The Birdwatcher’s Club” The cats met every Tuesday around lunchtime for a spot of sedate birdwatching. It was … More Mini story cards.
I’ve been working on a few different projects over the last couple of weeks and been very slack about blogging! Not sure why , perhaps I’ve just been enjoying doing and not wanting to be distracted by writing. Anyway I’m making amends by posting a few photos of some of those little projects…. I collected … More A few little projects
I’m finally winding down after the exhibition. It went really well, I sold lots, met some lovely people and enjoyed it all BUT was I exhausted after it!! I spend a few days just tidying up the studio, storing the unsold paintings and then got straight into a couple of commissions so it’s been pretty … More Play day!