Saturday, 16 November 2013

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Deliciousness....

Some beautiful pieces of ephemera arrives this morning...some of them dated 1890, amazing how paper can last this long....

 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Inspiration

A wall of inspiration and images...for my next pieces...I feel an urge to do some printing....




'Let us always Remember'

'Let us always Remember'.....this initial piece is part of the 'make love not war' collection...the first of many. It consists of mixed media collage, applique finished with little elements of embroidery to add a bespoke and delicate touch...
'Let us always Remember' close up detail

'Let us always Remember' close up detail

'Let us always Remember'


developments....

Silhouettes...hand developed vintage floral prints combined with vintage stripes and polka dots give this collection a an embodiment of strength, peace and tranquility...using British summer florals, combined with war time images, silhouettes and nostalgic ephemera to create bespoke embellished pieces which echo the sorrow, loss, strength, community spirit, victory and peace...  
 
We'll meet again....




Hope....



Spitfire.....


Victory...

Loss....
 

Monday, 5 August 2013

Make Love...Not War...

Make Love, Not war...

New Work for 2014....Make Love, Not War...to commemorate and remember those who fought, died, struggled and lived during the great wars of 1914...and 1939...this collection is inspired by make, do and mend...love, poetry and sorrow...hope, community spirit and victory...combined with elements of British style and contemporary mixed media textiles...



   Logo...
 
Ready to be worked upon.... 



Saturday, 8 June 2013

Shoes...not men are God's gift to women......


New Work....

.....This is the beginning of a selection of pieces which combine mixed media drawings, embroidery, collage and embellishment....all are handcrafted with unique charms and labels...the originals are numbered for their uniqueness, however embellished print versions are also available...the prints are also hand embellished with jewels and embroidery with bespoke charms and labels....these can be also customised to display certain imagery and chosen text, quotes, or names....


Saturday, 13 April 2013

Jardiniere Project Develops....

Jardiniere develops.....

This project developed last year in the form of sketchbook work, and my interest in architecture....the plan was to develop into small artworks of a personal nature, and this is progressing into personalised pieces starting with a piece inspired by my home and street...

However before this gets started I wanted to visualise these sketchbook pages as large canvases....to see if they could still capture the essence of the smaller ones....as I was redecorating, I thought the first should adorn my newly decorated wall....






Friday, 12 April 2013

Leather Project

Bespoke handcrafted leather labels...printed



Leather Project....

had the opportunity recently to explore and experiment with mixed media and leather....combining print, embellishment and manipulation....exploring colour to create fabulous pieces which developed into bespoke handcrafted Christmas decorations....


This then developed into manipulated print and ideas for jewellery....