I just caught this pic of a cute little wren who was perched on the pottery castle Sophie made when she was in Yr 8 at school ..its just outside our back door ....it landed on the handle of our door before it perched here ...xx
Work those legs girls !!...... And those arms and abs.....Ouch ...Feel the burn .... Show off !!.... It was a bit grey by the time we got to The Witterings....
But that didn't deter the great British spirit... 'It's the beginning of British Summertime ...I will enjoy myself at the beach' ... Jim, Joss, John and I went to Bognor today and then to West Wittering, where Jim had a paddle in the sea ....How British !!..... it wasn't quite warm enough for the string vest and knotted handkerchief though ...x
ATcs done for some swaps recently ...sorry I am back to my old camera phone some of you eagle eyes namely Kim and Jan noticed I had a new one recently (No line across)but it was far too advanced for me so I'm back to the devil I know ......x
Went to Shoreham today for a family get together meal .....we had a lovely day and I thought I'd introduce Heather to you. Heather is my SIL and a talented artist she makes these brilliant canvasses. She makes a combination of lino cuts and screen prints check out her website She will make you a customised design ...just ask...here. She and Martin live on a cool houseboat called 'The Millie-Ann' Heather is the one wearing a flowered poncho!!...(sorry only got the back of you Hev)
In the boatyard........ One of the tattoo tiles in the kitchen........ The Millie-Ann and the back of Heather and Otess....... Jim looking a bit bewildered on the top deck of the Houseboat .......love the Gypsy caravan feel .....so cosy ......xx
Sophie is singing in the Vatican this evening (With the Tower of London Choir)......that girl gets the best gigs !!!.....xx I have put this vid up before, so apologies for that but its the only one Ive taken of her ...it was filmed about 4 yrs ago (NOT in the vatican but in a local church when she came down as the guest soprano)
Welcome to our Home the Lovely Leggy Lizzy all the way from Bisbee Arizona and Kim from Numinosity beads.....the LL Lizzy is another sister of my darling Augustus, who you may have read about on previous posts ...he has been a little quiet recently as he has found his soulmate, the Gentle Ellen who joined our ever expanding family from Pam at Yoroboro. Augustus and the Gentle Ellen live in my workroom where they can snuggle in the bags of fabrics and listen to radio 4 with me while I work on my glittery creations every evening .....yes folks it's true EVERY evening ...I am textile obsessed and self-confessed colourholic.....there's nothing I can do about it except give in to my passion for all things textiley.....(More on the LLLizzy tomorrow) Hot off the sewing machine and my hand needle tonight are these brooches ....what do ya think ??.....xxx
This beach hut HAS to be mine ...!!!...I wish .... Russell Cotes Museum ...full of Victorian treasures.......... History bit ....The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum was founded by Sir Merton (1835-1921) and Lady (1835-1920) Russell-Cotes on Bournemouth’s East Cliff at the turn of the twentieth century. Apart from Sudley Art Gallery in Liverpool, the Russell-Cotes is a rare survivor as the residence of a Victorian private collector, which was purpose-designed and perpetuated as a permanent art museum. The Art Journal acknowledged that “Mr Russell-Cotes has devoted considerable time to the bringing together of probably the most notable collection of modern works of Art in the extreme south of England.” (1895, Art Journal, London: J.S Virtue & Co. Ltd., 83) These are a few of the sculptures on the railings outside the Art Gallery/Museum.... Went to Bornemouth today to the Folk Festival and had a walk along the beach and a quick scoot around Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum .......listened to Chris Wood at the Featival ...brilliant........x
Along the Prom... Chris Wood ..( not taken this aft but he did sing this ).....
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 .....