Creating Collograph Plates

Have really enjoyed making these Collograph plates based on my French landscapes. Hope they work when printed. Fingers crossed.

Landscape Collograph Plate

Landscape Collograph Plate

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Dunstable Revisited

Whoo hoo – the first in my new series uncovering South Bedfordshire’s hidden and taken for granted delights.

This will be available as cards and limited edition prints during March in the Priory house Shop, Dunstable.

Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Priory Church

Dunstable Priory Church

South Bedfordshire Revisited

Looking back at my previous work has finally inspired me to focus on more of my local views. Here is just a small taster – currently I am creating an new version of Dunstable Priory Church:

From Dunstable Downs

From Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Priory Church

Dunstable Priory Church

Swiss Garden - Tapestry Weaving

Swiss Garden – Tapestry Weaving

Hello February!

Well so much for New Year’s resolution to focus on planning for the year – January gone and have only managed to gather information about some forthcoming shows/call for artists but have done nothing with them – and have missed some deadlines!

BUT I have completely re-organised my Studio Room and started a new teaching job plus three events now booked for 2014 so maybe not so bad after all.

On the downside no Blogs so far in 2014 – have been a very bad girl – and no new work to show yet. So instead I will continue sharing some of my past projects.

So inspired by my friend Jenny’s fabulous photos of ancient Hornbeams I have decided to share some of my tree studies.

Tree Bark

Tree Bark

Bark Close Up

Bark Close Up

Lovely Twisted Tree

Lovely Twisted Tree

Tree Print

Tree Print

Bark Print

Bark Print

Big Girls Can Spirograph Too!

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Problem – soooo many pics that my backup external hard drive is getting perilously full.
Solution – a new hard drive to store just my photos (you thought I was going to have a massive cull didn’t you?}
Confession – did delete a few but not enough to create significant additional space!
Confession 2 – Magpie tendencies run in the family – my Sister, Mum and Dad developed this to Degree Level!

JOY – have discovered some of my early Spirograph Designs which led to the pieces I have been sharing with you
Problem 2 – more Spirography now added to my To Do List!

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Reflecting on Past Projects

I have been so busy with our Pop Up Shop and other recent projects that I have not had time to make any new work.

Now that things are beginning to calm down I am having time to start considering what I want to work on next. I have lots of ideas, lots of started and never finished experiments and and numerous half explored techniques. But how to decide where to start?

As I still do not have time to begin a major new line of work yet I have decided to kick start my preparations by looking back on some of my favourite samples and finished pieces.

This knitted pool combined with beads and stones was inspired by a visit to High Force (a magnificent waterfall in County Durham).

High Force, County Durham

High Force, County Durham

 

Ain Mountains, near Sutrieu, France

Some sample landscapes which I produced on my painting holiday to Sutrieu in the Ain Mountains, near to the Swiss border.

You can view the results at my shows during the Bedfordshire Arts Trail and Hertfordshire Open Studios, during September.

I look forward to seeing you.

The Cascade near Sutrieu

The Cascade near Sutrieu

The Cascade near Sutrieu

The Cascade near Sutrieu

Ain Mountains, France

Ain Mountains, France

Ain Mountains, France

Ain Mountains, France

More Drawings from France

Here are some more of the drawings I produced on my painting holiday to Sutrieu in the Ain Mountains, near to the Swiss border.

You can view the results at my shows during the Bedfordshire Arts Trail and Hertfordshire Open Studios, during September.

I look forward to seeing you.

More textures

More textures

French Fields near Sutrieu

French Fields near Sutrieu

More fields near Sutrieu

More fields near Sutrieu

French Fields near to Sutrieu

French Fields near to Sutrieu