Saturday, 29 October 2011


I have finished and downloaded the second part of my sketchbook.  As is usual with me the plans changed mid-stream.  I have now decided to do four sections with 7 pages in each section.  This was helped by the fact I made a huge mess of one of the pages, to the point where it almost disintegrated, so it had to be removed from the book, and of course the adjoining page to it. I am now half way through the third section and enjoying it immensely.  The finished pages are on my profile page for the Project - just click the icon on the right. 

Page 9

The bunting in this sketch is made of images printed onto silk, and transfer gel was used to create the faded garden image. 

Monday, 24 October 2011


Still being inspired by the orange/Autumn colour palette, I decided to make a batch of Autumn cupcakes for my sister's birthday this weekend.  They went down very well indeed!

Monday, 17 October 2011


I decided to divide the sketchbook into 5 sections, each with 6 pages - a little less intimidating than having to fill 30 pages straight off.  The subject for the sketchbook is 'I Remember You', so I have chosen 5 significant people/subjects in my life and I am representing them with a section each.  

The first 6 pages are done and I have added them to my Sketchbook profile page.  If you are interested in seeing them please visit my profile page by clicking on the image on the right.  I shall be updating regularly as each section is completed.  

 Brooklyn Sketchbook Project - Page 6 

Tuesday, 11 October 2011


I am so excited to be taking part in the Brooklyn Sketchbook Project.  My lovely new sketchbook arrived this morning and already I have made a start.  My subject is 'I Remember You' - loads of ideas already - in fact I'm not sure I'll ever get them all down on paper before I forget them again!

All the sketchbooks will go on tour next year and they will all be exhibited at galleries and museums on the world tour.  Then after the tour they will enter the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be available for the public to view. 

Monday, 10 October 2011


I have actually got down to some art work and started putting ideas down in my sketch book.  The Autumn colour palette I put together has worked, and I have been inspired!  I have the theme worked out, but I am not quite sure where this is heading at the moment - you can plan it and visualise it in your head but when it's down on paper it has a mind of it's own!

Sketch Book - 'Mapping Roots' 2

Sketch Book - 'Mapping Roots' 1

I love the start of a whole new project - hunting for and collecting bits and pieces that might be appropriate and copying images onto acetate, silk and other mediums ready for transferring, cutting and generally manipulating.  I'm off now to do some more sketch-booking!

Saturday, 8 October 2011


Well, Autumn feels well and truly here - I love this time of year and change my home around to match the season - tea towels, cushion covers, bowls of fir cones here and there, and even autumn coloured bed linen.  I have put together a selection of autumn colours and I am sure I shall draw some inspiration from them for my next piece of art work.  Watch this space!

Sunday, 2 October 2011


It's the last week of my exhibition, and I have had great feedback from people who have been to see it - thank you to everyone for your kind comments and purchases! It has been a pleasure exhibiting in such a wonderful place.  Hangar farm is a beautiful listed barn and I have been lucky enough to have taught classes there, once a week for the last year - what a privilege.