Half an hour sketching out in the garden is giving me a much needed dose of calm. Today it was daisies and nasturtiums… Read More
A sketchbook for every occasion, and a nearly finished painting.
This weeks drawing board is dominated by a drawing that’s been on the go for over a year, plus some experiments and design explorations in a variety of sketchbooks.… Read More
Saving test prints in a Japanese bound book I’ve recently been pulling a lot of test lino prints. Whilst OK, they are not good enough quality to sell or even give away, but still too pretty to chuck in the bin! So I decided to make small books from them. Making a book I collected all of my prints and … Read More
Taking a painting from an initial idea to finished piece I recently resolved to make a quick sketch of any idea I had for a painting. I normally just write a quick note down in my daily sketchbook, but the other day I was flicking back through some ideas for pictures, and really couldn’t remember quite what I had wanted … Read More
Free motion embroidery on water soluble film I recently experimented with water soluble stabiliser, a film that is used in the machine embroidery process. I came across it on an internet wander, and I suddenly realised that I could use it with some Mulberry silk strands I bought nearly 2 years ago at a Halls Gap craft fair, from a … Read More