Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wall Art Canvases ~ Hidden Depths

 I have been up to my eyes in glue and paper recently making this series of Canvas wall art.

Based upon the secret history we do not see as we walk through our surroundings is hinted at through the form of the spiralling ammonite.

The pictures are made up with recycled papers and are finished with varnish.
Each picture measures 20cm x 20 cm x 4cm.
 They can be free standing or wall mounted.  
you can read more about them HERE

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

4 Skirts Recycled into 1.

I have a lovely neighbour who loves clothes shopping.  This is very much to my benefit as when her wardrobe no longer fits her stash, she empties it and brings the clothes over to mine.  It's always lovely to receive the latest bagful.  The latest stash had several skirts in it that were too short for me as I love floor swishers.  I was at a loss with what to do with them as the fabrics were lovely.  Often I will turn the clothes into altered tshirt scarfs or rag rugs, but this time I wanted to do something with them so I could wear them.

I sat one night and cut each skirt into small pieces and then the following morning I began to sew them all together to make a huge patchwork sheet.  I then cut it up and formed it into a skirt.  It's really lovely autumn colours and swishes like you wouldn't believe.

I didn't have a pattern to follow so have had to make it up as I went along.
Now I can't wait for my next sewing project.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

I was interviewed ~ Handmade Harbour

Recently I was interviewed by Wendy at Handmade Harbour which is a great blog about the crafting world.
It was lovely to see the interview published yesterday.   You can read all about how I got started and see my workroom.  Read about Karen

Friday, August 3, 2012

You're Beautiful ~ Phil Wickham

Beauty In Unexpected Places

Every day when I see the wonderful countryside around South Cave, I think "I am so lucky to live here"  the rolling hills with their crop planted patchworks, the copses and woodland all sit beautifully together, no wonder they inspire artists.

Painting by David Hockney
A few night ago I was talking at a WI over the other side of Hull in the rural location of Roos.  My journey there took me from the beautiful Wolds.

Past the river Humber with the sunlight glistening on the water and the blue sky reflected in it. Past the majestic Humber bridge through the centre of Hull.

Past the marina with the boats bobbing and into a run down dock area, past the prison and then past the sprawling mass of pipes and chimneys that is Salt End Petrochemical company.

Finally I entered winding country roads that led through pretty little villages until I got to my destination. I thought back over the journey and thought how Salt End was a blot on the landscape.
My return journey left me thinking that perhaps I'd got it wrong.  It was dark by the time I left Hedon and turned out on to he A63. As I did, there infront of me was a stunning scene.

this photo is one of a series of amazing photos by Hull Photographer David Laws

 Salt End, lit up by lights all decked in splendour.  It was beautiful.  Had I not been driving I would have been able to take it in a bit more.
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