Friday, 9 October 2015


Once again I am distracted with angels and twinkly stars..

It must be that time of year...
I got my sweetheart to make the wooden frames which are a triumph I might add.
Real gold leaf and anything that sparkles in candlelight.
And will be available soon..

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Icons.. A distraction technique.

 Well here I go with yet another distraction.. I've started working on another commission, a double portrait of a very artistic couple from Totnes but, the 'can I do this/I can't do this' gremlins got to me yesterday.
 So as a distraction, which is my favorite technique, I started on a short series of 4 tiny icons which will go to the gallery Fannie & Fox in Penryn, Cornwall.. I had already made up the little papier mache shapes, they had been sitting in my basket for some weeks patiently waiting for the idea to arrive..
 They are made from papier mache then a mix of gesso and whiting to give me that absorbent surface which I so love.. The paint is acrylic.
This last photo was taken late at night, sitting on top of my latest read to give you all some idea of size.. The book is 'Of Bees and Mist' by Eric Setiwan.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Slow food.. Sloe gin..

Autumn harvest.. Sloe gin.. 
Delicious on cosy winter evenings with wood burner lit, curtains closed tight and a good book. Perfect.
 We collected the sloes from the bushes along the riverbank in Penryn, a hop skip and a jump from where we live.. When the tide comes up they get a wash in the river Fal..
 This is the path we had to walk along to get the sloes.  
When the tide comes up the path disappears.. As will the sloe gin.

 And just look at the 'arks' that lie along the edge of the pathway..
 This was my favorite it looks like a children's toy from the V&A children's museum.. 
By for now must concentrate and get some work done today. But, blackberries are calling...

Saturday, 26 September 2015

I should be doing a thousand other things but..

Christmas angels were calling.. 
Some chose dresses and some wanted coats.. 'it's cold this time of year' they said. 
With shoes and boots painted, some chose stripey tights.. Busy, busy, busy.. 
Candles,stars and hearts, some called 'I have letters to post'...
Then they all chorused.. 'We need crowns'.. 'Golden crowns please'.

Full colour next update.. 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

A visit to the MA show's at Falmouth university.. A little treat for you all...

..Uses handmade waxed paper with tiny fragments of pressed flowers
 in her Fibonacci sequence.
A little seed explains it all, perfectly.
Her waxed paper house was a joy..
The artist who's work I fell in love with is Siobhan Humston.
I hope to get back to the art school to have a chat with her later in the week..
Enjoy my lovely blogging friends.