Thursday, 18 January 2018

Map for Wanderlust 2018



This is my first exercise for Wanderlust 2018, following a lesson by Jamie Avery about drawing paths and roads. My interest was caught by an old map I found in a book of the town where I live. The map of Reading  by John Speed, dated 1610, shows the town centre, the shape of the roads are unchanged today. I liked the way he drew the buildings and I copied it using pen and ink and watercolour pencils.

My drawing, copied from a 1610 map of Reading

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Book making kit

 I have been making a book, from
a kit by Janina Maher. It is called a Flower Book.


Instructions and Folding Template


The finished book

Flower book


Sunday, 31 December 2017

Wanderlust 2018

Happy New Year to you all!
I hope 2018 is a happy and creative year for you.
I have signed up to do an online mixed media course,
Wanderlust 2018
with Everything Art, and I am really looking
forward to a year of adventure in mixed media.


Saturday, 2 December 2017

Caversham Artists present their Christmas Gala


Caversham Artists are holding their Christmas Gala tomorrow at St. Andrew's church hall.
Come and buy handmade and original gifts and Christmas cards.  My handmade cards and
stitched pictures will be on sale.

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

November at Harcourt Arboretum

November must be one of the best times to  visit Harcourt Arboretum . The acers were showing their full glory on the Acer Walk. 













Saturday, 21 October 2017

Birthday Cake For Oscar Wilde

I am involved in a collaborative art installation in Reading. Designed by Caversham florist, Marc Allridge, and featuring more than 80 lilies handmade by local artists, it takes the form of a birthday cake for Oscar Wilde. It is on display at Haslams Estate Agents in Reading until the end of October, and then will be at Reading Museum.

The birthday cake showing my lily

The birthday cake


The birthday cake

My lily

Close up of my lily

Wrapped stems and flower parts

Monday, 16 October 2017

Lilies for Oscar Wilde

Starts today! A collaborative art project I am involved in.

Lilies for Oscar Wilde

More information and photos will follow.
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