We went down to the sea on Sunday to Western Shore on Solent water. i usually manage to collect more 'stuff' off the beach than I did..... but still came back with some interesting bits of wood and a great long piece of braided plastic. The best bit apart from the mobile phone keypad was the rose made out of wood. The mermaid painted on my wall was done by my daughter Sophie years ago ....I have decorated the rest of the room but could never paint over this it's beautiful. I started painting on bits of drift wood I did this voluptuous mermaid a while ago but after picking up interesting bits od driftwood on Sunday thought I might do some more .........if I can fit it in around my obsessive stitching !!! A few more ATCs this time I've tried to stay on the cool side of the colour palette but I couldn't resist a smidgen of pink !!!.........xx
I am a qualified Textile Teacher but now I am lucky enough to follow my dream being a full time Textile Artist and I love every minute I spend creating in my studio at The West Wing. I am passionate about textiles and am privileged to share my skills with others.
I run workshops for schools, colleges and groups.
I work 1 to 1 with individuals who might want help with basic sewing or more advanced techniques.
Commissions are always welcome please get in touch with me to discuss your requirements. No textile job is too small .....:)
I sell my work through Etsy and you can find me on Facebook at Artymess Textile Art ...come and say hello.
Thanks for taking the time to have a glimpse at my world.
Come and visit my other blog ArtyMaker..I have been lucky enough, along with 8 other Textile artists to take part in The Enliven Project....a project organised by Eastleigh Borough Council....which means that we are working as artists in residence in local Charity shops ...we will create an outfit out of goodies we find in our allocated shop which will be put on display for a month. The outfit will then be featured in the Eastleigh music Festival weekend in July
Here is the facebook page ..with lots of pics .....