Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'd love to design some scarves!!

I bought a copy of World of Interiors a few years ago. The cover was interesting as it had a room with scarves framed on the wall. I'm selling some paintings as prints already and I thought scarves may be a another nice idea. They can be framed or worn, simple as some of my monoprints, or maybe more complicated tailor made paintings.
Oh course as I gave this more thought it became very exciting. Scarves need to be packed in a beautiful box, they need to be wrapped in lovely coloured crispy tissue with a sticker. They need pretty labels that match all the different colours and designs. It means shopping for all these things and who would have thought researching boxes and tissue could be so engrossing. It also means some shopping with Moo cards... can't wait! I also do so very much love my vintage souvenir scarves!

The logo for the box is the hardest. I've too many ideas...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The House Directory's blog

I have very kindly been featured in The House Directory's blog this week. The House Blog

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Horsham Town Centre Festival

My image on a banner down West Street promoting the Horsham Town Centre Festival.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Brighton Art Fair

Brighton art fair was as fun as always. Made some contacts and sales and thoughly enjoyed myself. It was really busy with customers from miles away so a big thankyou to them for making the effort.

Also a thank you to Natalie for writing such a lovely piece on her blog about me  Heavy Metal
Her blog spot, which is all about food, is called say food say me

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Discovering lovely ideas

Final print!!

The glass before the printing.

The glass held up to the light.

Decided to photograph a mono print in development and, in my opinion, the first photo on the glass is the most interesting and I wish I had printed that. More monprinting tomorrow then. I pray it works as it is so unpredictable and relies so much ob the right amount of paint put on the plate.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Working with Raku

Trying to embellish my work with more than just embroidery and fabric so I have set about trying some Raku.
What is Raku

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Prints in John Lewis

John Lewis have decided to sell ten prints of my work - Fabulous news. I went to visit Denise and she showed me production on it's way and I couldn't believe the piles of frames, all mounted and framed beautifully They have been mounted raised on card with a torn edge and a shadow mount.

Finished work


Also found a flower press, complete with dried flowers. Decided to print these and they came out beautifully. This is called colloprint I later found out.

Mono printing week

Time to sort out the mono printing, my favourite creating technique of the moment.
I've experimented with tin foil, feathers, wire, sequins, sandpaper, cotton wool etc. I'm finding it a difficult medium to use with a free approach but will persevere. Tin foil produces some lovely effects and can be crinkled up and the used as the plate. Studios a total mess though...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Experiments with mono printing.

Life model Ghislaine.

Monoprint of my niece. Wet printing paper.

Friday, July 8, 2011