Thursday, 26 April 2012

bird talk

For the last few weeks I have been working on a series of drawings about birds in conversation with women.
They were inspired by a morning in my garden back along, when I am sure this blackbird was chirping away to me. It was really quite lovely and it made me think about this series of drawings.
I will be exhibiting them at  Reading Contemporary Art Fair  this weekend.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Inbetween the April showers

Spent the weekend out in the garden dodging the April showers, and then sometimes just enjoying the fresh, energy giving rain. My favourite things this week are the delicate violets and the un- furling ostrich ferns.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

pulled a stitch

A Saturday afternoon listening to the radio finishing all the details and trying to do a bit of gardening in between the beautiful April showers.
To see more of the details Patchworkbutterfly

Friday, 13 April 2012

3 sides to my story

I have this thing about red shoes, it started as a child when I used to go shoe shopping always falling for the red ones they always shone out from afar. As I became older the obsession remained. I remember as a 7 year old me and my friend of the time, Amanda Scott used to spend many a playtime seeing how high we could kick of our shoes to see if we could reach the clouds. Until that fateful day when my brand new shoes, the ones with the red ribbon laces and red bead on the end, the ones I loved so so much were  kicked up in the air so high that one landed on the church roof. So high this shoe travelled, it may have well touched the clouds. Well suffice to say that I went home that day with one shoe missing with a tall tale about a shoe and a dog chase. Aaahh good to share that guilty secret. Nothing has changed I still love red shoes and have a fine collection. These shoes in the photo really do tell the three sides to my story!

Monday, 9 April 2012

poking around in my studio

Things I am making, stuff that inspires me and lots of tidying up that needs to happen as you can see!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The shed

I have fallen in love with the contents of this beautiful 1950s shed at Basildon House in Berkshire when I visited the other day.
I want that wheelbarrow it is a true handmade beauty, made from bits and pieces!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

frog watch

This time of year I become a little bit obsessed with frog watching in my pond. I love their little croaking noise just as the sun goes down. The other evening there was this magical light show from the reflections from my orange rod sculpture in my pond it was if by magic.