Category Archives: other artists

July Studio Day – Part 2

there is nothing more companionable than sitting in a beautiful spot, chatting, crafting and sketching together sharing photos and tiny tendrilly stone and wire sculptures  and seeing how our different items sit together perched on 200 year old juniper still … Continue reading

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July Studio Day – part 1

Glorious day to sit and create with a wonderful bunch of artists and and a perky little terrier ……..

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Throw.n

Nearly finished …. There is always a mini feeling of sadness when a big project is coming to an end, like when you arrive at the last chapter in a great novel and you don’t want to leave the world … Continue reading

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Wild Daffodil at Society6

I have tried to hold back until a few things are sorted out before sharing a new online shop with you all – but it’s no good, I just can’t wait any more! Society6 is an online shop based in America. … Continue reading

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Crochet cross country

aaaaaaaah – that view!!! On Monday a friend and I went off to meander around West Dorset and take in some ozone packed Art on display through Dorset Arts Weeks . We drove to Abbotsbury and visited Dansel Wood Gallery. We … Continue reading

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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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Summer Flight Throw

Have been wanting to start a new big crochet project and inspired by Lucy at Attic 24 who has put together a palette of colours on the Wool Warehouse and Deramores websites, I wanted to have a go at putting … Continue reading

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Urban Art

Let’s have bit more of this in the world …. as posted by Buttonsy Jewellry, today.

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Fun with Felt

Yumsk! Those colours just make my heart sing! After a taxing week I was SO looking forward to Saturday’s Felt Making Workshop led by, local artist, Di Pattinson. There is something soothing and wonderful about a group of women crafting … Continue reading

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Shells

Some more shell mandalas – they make me feel calm and creative, just looking at them – hope you like them too … this one is simple but one of my favourites   it became the centre of a few … Continue reading

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Creativity and Knitted Pigs

Sometimes I get obsessively fixed on a ‘thing’ and can’t let it go until it has worked itself out. It’s a WONDERFUL feeling! There have been the doodle weaves, (actually loads of different sorts of doodling), and the machine embroidered … 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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Party Time!

It was my birthday on Monday! I had SUCH a wonderful time. Friends and family gathered for a disco in the village hall – just like the ’70s. And I danced all night to all the old favourites – PERFECT!!! … Continue reading

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A quote from Daisy Yellow’s blog

  “I recognize that knitting can improve my mood in trying circumstances.” Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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Weekend in London

On Thursday I went to London, setting off from our little local station A grey day turned into a glorious warm sunbathing sort of day – so I sat in Green Park on one of the painted deck chairs with … Continue reading

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Doodles Black and White

  Now I’ve started on the black and white theme I just want to keep on going and my very talented creative sister, who does exquisite detailed work, has got the bug too – she sent me this work in … Continue reading

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Doodle Time

I always find Alisa Burke inspiring. There is a link to her blog in the blogroll on the right. She often posts glimpses into her sketchbook and I just had to have a go at her latest style of doodle which she … Continue reading

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Caerfai

Great Aunt Sue (my sister) arrived, full of energy and enthusiasm determined to build ‘the biggest sand castle ever!’. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos of this magnificent construction as on the evening of her arrival we ordered the very … Continue reading

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Saturday Link Love

Originally posted on QuinnCreative:
Andrew Hayes has two great loves–pulp books (or at least their pages) and smooth, cool metal. He chose to combine them into sculptures that contrast hard and soft, permanent and easily destroyed. © Andrew Hayes The…

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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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Mandalas

Yes, I’ll come clean, I have discovered yet another thing that can absorb me for HOURS when I ‘should’ be doing other things!!! Following Hanna’s post, and her brilliant tutorial notes, I have been playing, first with the rose photos … Continue reading

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A walk to the sea from Prospect Cottage

Windblown shacks and old decaying boats create a fascinating open air ‘museum’. The sea, the tide out for miles and people digging in the sand flats, maybe for cockles? Looking back at the road, with Prospect Cottage on the horizon, … Continue reading

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Dungeness on Tuesday

I’ve wanted to see Derek Jarman’s Garden for at least 15 years and on Tuesday, after a long drive across the bleak, flat marshes we found it more easily than I thought we might. Although it is not as he … Continue reading

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OMG! this is just the best thing!

I can’t write too much as it’s late and I really need to wind down or I will never get to sleep, but I just had to share this Kaleidoscope programme from iHanna’s blog click here to see her post. … Continue reading

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Saturday Link Hop

Originally posted on QuinnCreative:
How did Saturday come around so fast again? It’s time to announce the winner for the Featuring magazine: Kristin Freeman is the winner–Congratulations and thanks for reading my blog! San Francisco may be the City by…

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Grass Wave

It’s a gorgeous day here for gardening – just taking a lunch break. Thought I would show you the pictures Pat has sent me of her grass wave, which was inspired by my post on mowing a spiral: I love … 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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Grass Art

One of our lovely blog-readers sent me a photo of her latest grass-cutting experiment which was inspired by my post on 22 May about cutting grass spirals. She persuaded her husband to leave a wave of daisies making it’s way across … Continue reading

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Graphic Design

I love this witty, clever design which popped up on Facebook a few weeks ago on the  ‘Trust me I’m a Designer’ page, but I could not find the name of the person who designed it   Brilliant!

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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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Sharing the Link Love

Sharing links to other blogs is a LOVErly  idea from Tammy at Daisy Yellow, so here goes – some British blog links: 1. The blog of a Scottish architect interested in Land Art 2. My fellow blogger Sarah did a stunning … 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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One in cottons, the other in silks

Continuing with photos of my fabulous day with Lauren Shanley, having created what might be a cushion cover, in cotton fabric for the first piece, Lauren then suggested we use some silks and a strong element of black in the … 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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Lauren Shanley tomorrow!

Last November I mentioned that my wonderful children and their partners had joined together to give me a one-to-one workshop with Lauren Shanley and at last the time has arrived! I will be setting off before dawn tomorrow to get the … Continue reading

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Links

Great idea Tammy of Daisy Yellow to share the links to 5 blogs Here are some of my favourites: Quinn Creative Great thought provoking articles with lots of links to other blogs and art journaling. Matt Scrumptious crochet, wonderful colours and … Continue reading

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Vanessa Bell

My friend Pauline has just told me about a website showing art that is owned by Britain but not currently on show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/ Fascinating  – what a resource! She was particularly delighted to discover some paintings by Vanessa Bell 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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A walk on Solva beach

When the tide is out A mandala left by another, I wonder how long it has been there Looking back towards the village Vibrant green – looks good enough to eat One of several old limekilns on the beach Looking … Continue reading

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Sand Art

Quinn Creative , another participant in the Spring Postcard Swap dropped by Stonechat and I had a lovely time looking at her blog. I came across this great post ‘What is Art’ In which there is a You tube clip of … Continue reading

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Start

This was posted on Facebook by The Painting Experience forwarded from Julian Lennon’s post apparently.

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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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Excited!

Phew! I have finished both E and R’s cushion. So this afternoon I will take them, and the one for my daughter, and see them all in their new home. E and R had fun arranging the squares for the … Continue reading

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Brown paper bags

On the theme of blank ‘canvases’ (and obsessive recycling) here are some bags I bought some fruit in, that have not escaped: You can see some other great designs on brown paper on Alisa Burke’s wonderful blog. I see she … Continue reading

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I see blank canvases everywhere …

About 20 years ago I did one of those round-the-world trips of a lifetime and on the way visited a friend in Tahiti. I was soaking up the arts and crafts in all sorts of cultures and filling my sketchbook. … Continue reading

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iPad demo

Thank you Pat for sending me the information about and iPad demonstration coming up, given by a young local artist http://lizpoulainart.blogspot.co.uk/?m=0

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Edmund de Waal

Recently I heard this contemporary ceramicist on Desert Island Discs – catch it if you can – the power of an immersion in a particular aspect of creativity that touches me deeply, and I notice a longing for that completeness … Continue reading

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Frame?

This is how I spent Christmas Day 2012: Although I have a large family and 8 gorgeous grandchildren, I choose to spend every other Christmas Day alone: one year with the family, and the next either on my own or … Continue reading

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How about this for a wreath

Blog hopping again – just come in from helping my son move some cows on the cliffs near Durdle Door here he is on a sunnier day It was blowing a hoolie and we got soaked but I LOVE helping … Continue reading

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Doodle Weaves

I have been back home from Twinwatch for 5 days now – and I am so surprised how long it is taking me to recover my energy. It is the sort of tiredness that sleep alone does not mend. What … Continue reading

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First Post Card

My first post card has arrived! From Laila. beautifully stitched and painted tissue paper machine stitched onto card.

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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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Hearts

Whilst Blog-hopping I came across this pattern. Creative bloggers are SO generous! So please credit Jackie Loewen if you use this pattern – and you can pay a visit to her blog by clicking on her name above, to see more … Continue reading

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Lauren Shanley

I love wandering along the South Bank in London, lovely atmosphere and always something going on. About 15 years ago I discovered Gabriel’s Wharf and in it Lauren Shanley‘s shop. My daughter and I spent a happy time revelling in the colours … Continue reading

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60s

One of my favourite birthday cards from a schoolfriend of the 1960s copyright Hallmark. It seems to sum up what goes on in my head when i’m dancing!!!

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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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Wild Daffodil

I started an Etsy shop! Exciting! Please pay me a visit. http://www.etsy.com/shop/WildDaffodil?ref=si_shop Inspired by Martha Marshall  I revisited some canvases and reworked them. This 8 x 8in canvas is now on sale in Wild Daffodil. I must get a better camera, the … Continue reading

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doodle house

a favourite first thing pastime is blog-hopping and i came across this one http://frommoontomoon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/indian-interiors.html i’m looking at my blank walls now and wondering…….

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More Hockney inspiration

and late Studio day fun – warming up…. getting there…

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