Tuesday, March 29, 2022
I have recently completed the latest window dressing for the One Craft Gallery. The theme was SPRING, complete with two mad March hares! The hares are my latest work. The female hare on the blue background is dressed in pearls and a flowery dress that is attracting the butterflies! The text reads - 'Cherish every moment'. The male hare is obsessed with time! He is wearing a pocket watch and there are clock faces in the background. The text on this one reads 'Never enough time'. They are painted in acrylic with paper collage and are 30cms square.
Friday, February 11, 2022
LOVE IS IN THE AIR is the theme for the Valentine window in the One Craft Gallery this month. Red hearts, collaged hanging hearts and lettering plus a range of Valentine cards and gifts made by members completed the picture...
Sunday, January 23, 2022
It will soon be Valentine's Day so I have made some cards to sell in the One Craft Gallery. This year I have kept away from the traditional pinks and reds and tried some different colour schemes. I have used screen printed or hand painted backgrounds and added hearts cut from hand painted papers. In addition old maps and cut out lettering was collaged onto some of the cards below...
Friday, January 14, 2022
Thursday, December 23, 2021
This year for the gallery windows we have opted for a Christmas woodland theme with natural branches and fir cones painted white, sparkly lights, and stars. Below are a selection of the Christmas cards I made this year...
MERRY CHRISTMAS to anyone who reads this and a big thank you to everyone who has helped and supported me this year. I hope to be able to devote more time next year to creating artworks and writing my blog!
Monday, October 25, 2021
I have been busy making more cards using three experimental painted A4 sheets that had been languishing in a plastic box! I cut each up and collaged on painted papers to make up card designs. On the top row I have used some of my flower punches, for the middle row I drew some bird shaped templates to use, and on the bottom row I tore painted papers into vase and flower shapes to create a painterly effect...
Friday, October 15, 2021
The latest window that I have just completed at the One Craft Gallery is seasonal - Autumn has arrived! Autumnal colours, lots of paper leaves, colourful squashes and handmade felted bunting help create the look. The window features the work of one of our newer members - Lila Streether. She has painted a series of beautiful detailed images on black backgrounds which include, Autumn leaves, fungi and fruit (see pic below).