Category Archives: collage

Local Village Shop

Swapping little gems of art from across the world is a joy each Spring and Autumn and they start their journey from our wonderful local village Post Office, run by Pascal. The postcards had to be weighed as with all … Continue reading

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Charles Clary

Check this out!! Fascinating paper sculpture. Scroll down for a great video of the process. Found on the blog Picdit where you will see many other amazing artists

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May Post Cards

I always look forward to iHanna’s Post Card Swap, I think this is the fourth I have been part of. You make 10 postcards, Hanna gives you 10 addresses from around the world and then, when she fires the starting … Continue reading

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Happy Winter Solstice!

A time of shifts and changes – the longest night, the shortest day – from now on the days get longer, the light returns. I am feeling such a sense of celebration and wonder –  of the seasons turning in … Continue reading

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Post Card Swap! Nov 13

This is my third iHanna Post Card Swap. I LOVE making all these wonderful creative connections across the world. During your visit to this blog, it would be fabulous if you would be able to take the time to put … Continue reading

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Bingo and Perennial Plants

Back to more Wales tales. One of the conditions for Jude joining me on the trip was that on the Tuesday night,  we would go to Tony’s Bingo at the Harbour Inn, which is right next door to Felingog.   … Continue reading

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Arty Crafty days continued – Collage

The wonderfully relaxing art of collage …. there is nothing I find more relaxing than spending a couple of hours leafing through magazine pictures gathering pictures for a paper collage I seem to take ages doing it as I go … Continue reading

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Arty Crafty Workshops

We’ve been having fun at our Arty Crafty Workshops in the Village Hall. In the first session we talked about altered books and making our own stamps and stencils: For some it was hard to tear out the pages of … Continue reading

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Preparation

I have been preparing for an Arty Crafty workshop I am running on Thursday. We’ll be doing some Art Journal style album making and I’m getting some examples ready by Gesso-ing lots of altered books   making up little packs … Continue reading

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Meadow Mandalas

In response to iHanna’s post about the mandala making Sumo Paint tool, I told her that about 10 years ago I used to take photos, make oodles of copies and then cut segments from them to glue together to make mandalas. She … Continue reading

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Studio Day last Sunday

I am a little behind with this post as currently I am in Kent (more about that later). The weather was glorious on Sunday and we tried to get in any shade we could. Wendy was drawing pebbles Tony was … Continue reading

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Workshops!

Eeek! Exciting! One of our lovely blog readers – Pat of the glorious Grass Wave (more photos to come in another post – it’s coming on beautifully) Has asked me to put together some workshops to run in the Hall … Continue reading

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Studio Days

I was lucky enough to have a couple of days at the beach hut last week, on Wednesday I was working on creating a new crochet pattern which, of course has a daisy element, my latest passion. On Friday, Sarah … Continue reading

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Studio Day Sunday

Four of us gathered at the huts on Sunday for our second Studio Day of the year. I found it hard to get myself there, tired from a busy week and a late night and the weather wasn’t helping – … Continue reading

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Crazy Patchwork.

I’m still loving the freedom and joy of crazy-patchwork: textiles       and paper   I realised yesterday how well this sits in the crazy patchwork of my life – so many different elements jostling for attention in any … Continue reading

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Another Glorious Day

What a luxury – 2 days in a row immersed in collage and sea view wanderings. To get to Portland one drives across ‘The Causeway’ and looking back this morning the sea really was that blue! And there were our … Continue reading

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Stonechat Studio

Despite a mist hovering around the coast to begin with, we had a glorious day at the Hut yesterday. What a fabulous place to sort out my collage cuttings and start another colour themed collage – yellows and oranges this … Continue reading

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Machine embroidery

Ever since my wonderful day in London with Lauren Shanley, I have been itching to spend long hours at the sewing machine, and at last I have managed to have a couple of clear days buzzing awayLauren was about to … Continue reading

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Last not least

The last post card in Hanna’s Post Card Swap arrived today – hurray! And what a treat – thank you Sarah On the back Sarah introduces me to the artist Rex Ray. I have not heard of him before and … Continue reading

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Postcard swap

Here are the 9 wonderful handmade postcards that have arrived from all over the world – I do love this swap! I’m hopeful that the 10th will arrive, but 9/10 isn’t bad. I love the variety, but also that they … Continue reading

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Painting with fabric and thread

I had a wonderful day with Lauren! I am pretty tired but wanted to get some pictures on here tonight…   pinning blocks on fabric to a background ready to zig-zag all the edges I have done a little of … Continue reading

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to keep

Sometimes I make something that I just can’t let go of – I’m not sure what it is about this post card particularly but ….   I like the window as a way to peep out of the picture and … Continue reading

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Relaxation, collage style

I have returned home from Wales thick with cold, so I am having a very cosy time in front of the fire today. Last night I was feeling too tired to do anything that needed thought or planning, and having … Continue reading

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Lime Green

Another Post Card for iHannas Post Card Swap. I love the way collage throws seemingly random things together and gets me to play with colour and find colour combinations I would not otherwise have found. In this case, a recycled … Continue reading

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Spring Post Card Swap!

The iHanna post card swap is here! I LOVE this! You join, make 10 postcards, get 10 addresses all around the world and send your cards by a certain date. Then over the next week or so, through the letter … Continue reading

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Altered books

These are the 6 books I am working on at the moment, all bought from charity shops. I am working on them in the ‘Art Journal’ style, which I love , but I will be using them as albums. I … Continue reading

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Postcard Swap Hurray!

Here are the 5 postcards I have made for iHanna’s Autumn Post Card Swap. I am supporting my son and daughter-in-law with their new twins so I had just one day to make the cards – I up-cycled some old acrylic … Continue reading

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wonderful creative chaos

I was so heartened by iHanna’s creative chaos – yes! It reminded me of the Process Art page i posted, back in March this year, where i wrote: “I have set up a space in what is my project room/studio. The room … Continue reading

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Cute!

Came across these little beauties on a site posted by Katwise (check her out too – amazing jackets and arm warmers). They are created by Elsa Mora who blogs in US.

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riverbank

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album

Inspired by the Art Journals i see on other blogs, i have started making the photo album of Rocket’s Christening. The diagonal lines on the left were done with a stamp i made out of an eraser. And I used a ‘pointy circle’ Balzer Design stencil … Continue reading

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Elfie’s Tree

Inspired by a post card from the post card swap my 4 year old grandaughter drew this picture as a card she wanted to send to her godmother for her birthday.   She then asked me if i had made any … Continue reading

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5 here, 5 to come

here are the 5 wonderful pieces of art that have come through the post this week! clockwise from bottom left: one from Britt of Gotland, a small island in the Baltic Sea; the doodle de lux fom Bhupali, Germany; the … Continue reading

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wild

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