Sunday, February 18, 2018


This weekend it was the Snowdrop Festival in Shepton.  It is run by the local horticultural society and the first one was last year.  It is now an annual event with many events in town.  I dressed the window at the gallery for the window dressing competition - see above.  It was won by Anna's Attic who used snowdrops to represent hair in an imaginative way - see large photograph below...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


As it is Valentine's Day tomorrow, I am showing you the window dressing at the One Craft Gallery, that I did with fellow member of the co-operative, jeweller, Caroline Tetley.  We used old lexicon letter cards to spell out - 'All you need is love' and a red and white colour scheme. This included red hearts - some that I had collaged a few years before, using suitable paper napkins and old dress patterns!

Monday, January 29, 2018


One advantage of clearing up is finding old sheets of experimental artwork that can be recycled!

I found these two pieces which were done several years ago.  I thought the colours would be ideal for Valentine cards, so I cut each one into four, and worked on them.  I added collaged papers - some my own hand painted ones, and other bits from magazines. I used matt medium to attach the papers. I then outlined the cards in black felt tip and mounted them onto cream card stock. The cards above come from the background shown on the right.

I did the same for these cards - background shown above.  Once the artwork was cut up, I looked at the shapes, lines and patterns to help me decide which way the design should go...

Sunday, January 21, 2018


At the moment, I am spending my time sorting and clearing out stuff from my studio area.  There has already been one trip to the Recycling Centre with loads of papers, cardboard and redundant equipment and I am busy collecting another load! When I do get a chance to do some artwork, I work in sketchbooks and small projects, such as these bookmarks.

They are made from card and are double-sided.  Both sides can be seen in the photographs. The snowman one was personalised for my Grandson, Theo, who is an avid book reader.  I am hoping to get back to some larger projects once I have established a more clutter-free environment...

Friday, January 12, 2018


Twelfth night is now over and all the Christmas decorations have been taken down, so a snowy scene is our current window dressing at the One Craft Gallery.  LET IT SNOW is written in large white letters.  White trees and suitable crafted items, such as, fur hats, needle felted polar bears and snowy landscapes complete the picture...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


I confess that I forgot to send a Christmas card to a couple that I have been friends with for a long time, even though I don't see them that often!  When I received a card from them, with an update of their lives, I felt very guilty! To make amends I quickly collaged a New Year card instead!

My New Year resolution is to continue with my small products - the cards and bookmarks etc. - but start some major larger scale projects.  Last year I was so preoccupied with family problems, larger artworks took a back seat.  My other resolution is some major tidying up and decluttering. Watch this space...


Monday, December 25, 2017


Above are some last minute Christmas cards that I made for friends and family.  I used painted backgrounds with shapes, cut or punched out of magazine or painted papers, collaged on.

A very Merry Christmas to anybody who reads or follows my blog...