Sunday, 26 June 2011

Getting there ...

So soon the 'city ' will be finished, and hopefully in the shops before Christmas.
Looking through my folder of inspiration and I am afraid there are no links to where I found them. But how many of us have that clear memory of these little wooden buildings, and were lost for hours fingering the little rough figures and speaking in soft voices for the characters, creating complicated life situations and city reconstructions in the twinkling of an eye ... yet it was not complicated, it was so simple, there was a lady, and a man and some goats and sheep, they had a couple of kids and a great little house, and could have another when they felt like it, they lived on jammy dodgers, and they were deeply in love and you could grow a forest of adjustable trees in your neatly fenced garden .... happiness, simple.

When does that dream bubble burst?

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Some work from the past

It is about time I put up some of my work. These were made back in 2004! A series of fabric constructions which followed a flowing path, one leading to the other naturally.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Lion Plaque

A recent roar ...

Scottish twist

I have been sorting through the hundreds of photos on the computer and finding some that I had forgotten. They wave their hands, 'look at me'! remember? I am taken to that place in a split second and every sound, sight and smell assails me instantly ... This beautiful log was lying in a woodyard, full of visual delights, in Scotland last year.

Thursday, 9 June 2011


I have been taking some time out, and so not writen here for some months. But been busy trying a new thing, something I would never have thought I would. This mosaic has been constructed for my friend Charlotte, from the mountains of broken china hurled into her chicken run for the last twenty years. It is now going to be a table top for the garden. It has been quite lovely to master...