Monday 8 October 2007
I went on a bookbinding course this weekend- all part of a campaign to broaden my creative outlook. We made two books in a very hardworking day. It was really interesting and totally absorbing. I hope I will carry these into my textiles, as containers, as frames that enhance the work and add a dimension to it.
Monday 1 October 2007
Tuesday 18 September 2007
This is a page from a travelling sketchbook I share with Karen here. Its a response to part of a poem "Roads" by Edward Thomas. I have been playing with layers, cutting through and bonding, and ideas behind roads and journeys. I have just come to the end of a big body of work- 26 pictures - and am off to see them set up in a gallery, and then to work at a "Meet the Maker " day there.
Monday 16 July 2007
Sunday 15 July 2007
I went on a course given by a local woodcutter. This is something I've always wanted to do, and I hoped it would take me out of my embroidery mindset, and point me in new directions. All part of the book idea, so that although I'm working hard for exhibitions, I feel a little more confident about changing my direction at some future time. Not giving up embroidery, but extending it.
Thursday 12 July 2007
Sunday 8 July 2007
Wednesday 4 July 2007
Here is my first posting. Today the weather here in sW england is very wet despite it being july. However a good day for working at my embroideries inside at my sewing machine. I have an exhibition coming up, so am filled with panic. I started this to try and concentrate my mind towards a new direction- making artists books. This is very new.