Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Wanderlust- A life in your Hand

Wanderlust 2018 is proving to be a very interesting and inspiring experience. 
This is the work I have created following a tutorial by Kasia Avery, "A life in your Hand".
I am really pleased with the result. For more details visit the Everything Art website.

A life in your Hand

Textured border 

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Making a spiral bound journal

This week I have been continuing my adventures with book making under the expert tuition of Janina Maher. We made ringbinder journals, using a machine to make the holes and put in the spirals. I have learned a lot about the importance of accurate cutting of the paper! The paper I used for the cover is handmade from Thailand, and the inside is kraft paper.

Front of book

Inside of book

Bookbinding machine

A Present from India

Woodblocks from India, a present from my husband's trip to Mombai.
They are hand carved and he bought them in a market. I can't wait to try
them! They will be put to good use.




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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