Saturday, 28 August 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Friday, 25 June 2010
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
This little guy was one of my newest pictures and i was feeling particularly happy about this piece, quite a few people showed an interest in it and it went to the lovely rachel eardley in the end http://www.racheleardley.com. I'm gonna miss that guy hopefull we'll meet again in the back of a riot van with you swinging from the wall. It has inspired me to go on and explore our maritime heritage that we have here in Bideford and have a good look at sea shanties and poems, the world is my oyster!
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
These pictures used to be one long one, and have been on the go for quite a while (at least 2 years). Not that i've been sewing them for 2 years, they get started and then if i get stuck i put them away in a cupboard then a few weeks or months later i'll look at them again, well this went on forever and i was never happy with it. After what seemed like my 90th attempt at this picture i threw it down in a strop, Bill asked what the matter was and i told him and then he quite simply said "why don't you cut it in half?" So now this one picture is in two and they are living in separate frames, so no sound will get through now. These two pictures should be hung together but maybe at different heights or one creeping around a corner.
I'm at that waiting stage now where i can't make anymore pictures because i haven't got time to get them framed so im filling my spare time making small brooches and baby cats. Here are some i'm working on at the moment. Im feeling particularly pleased about the yellow badge at the top, i acquired the fabric from a charity shop in south molton, its only a very small scrap so i might keep this one for myself. Please join the crafts at Bovey Tracey facebook page www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Monday, 10 May 2010
We are taking part in Devon Open Studios this september, he's letting me show my pictures alongside his wood carvings in his gallery. Please come and visit us from september 4th to the 19th. http://http//www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk/AboutDOS
Friday, 7 May 2010
But now we're in a routine and shes tucked up in bed by 7.30 it gives me back some time to catch up on things. So this is the first time in 5 months that i've looked at it and its still here and i have SEVEN followers! I can't believe that i have 7 people interested in my thinkings so this is for you 7 (if you're still out there).
What a joy to be a mum. People always tell you about the bad stuff, the hideous labour and birth, the sleepless nights, no time to yourself, which is all very true but in return for these bad things you are given something so special, beautiful and precious it can't be put into words. It is also another character to inspire new pictures! I am currently working on a piece called "my tiny hands" which pretty much does as it says. Will post when finished.
Oh and before you call social services i would just like to add that my husband used to be an acrobat in the circus and there is a safety net (just outside of the picture).