Today was the first day of the GCSE Textile Exam for my 28 students here are some of the pieces .....I think they did really well I am so proud of them ...sadness too as it may be the last one for me .....:(( Thank you Evy for the Leibster Award .....much appreciated ...x
On April 22nd 2012 I am aiming to become the fastest human in history to complete 26.2 miles dressed as a dairy product at the London marathon. I have had my record attempt application accepted by Guinness World Records and am now gearing up for the big day. The time to beat is 3 hours 55 minutes.
I am being supported by Mackie's of Scotland and I will be running as a tub of their luxury dairy ice cream.
EVERY PERSON THAT DONATES WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAW TO WIN A YEAR'S SUPPLY OF ICE CREAM PROVIDED BY THOSE KIND PEOPLE AT MACKIE'S. 52 TUBS, ONE FOR EVERY WEEK OF THE YEAR!
As part of my record attempt I am also hoping to raise £2,000 for Oxfam. Having personally travelled in some poverty stricken countries I think the sort of work Oxfam do is jolly worthwhile. I hope you do too. To learn more about what they do head here.
I would really appreciate your support for my world record attempt and my Oxfam fundraising target by making a donation on this page however small.
This is Chris who I made the tub for ...if you would like to sponsor him visit his page
Started off with a magnificent pheasant in the garden....
Three of my Big children at home ..... and 1 far away in Colombia ...thank goodness for technology..... A New haircut......for a growing up girl ...... Crazy golf a little while ago...... A walk and paddle by the river ......
The first part of the Dragonfly/Poppy tattoo . ..Hot off the tattoo needle ....wasn't time to complete the Dragonfly bit today have to go back soon for that ....Thanks Pete from Dragstrip Tattoo ...You are a Genius........
I am designing and making a costume for someone who is running the London Marathon ......Stencil all cut out and stuck down..... Paint applied............ Moment of truth ......... PHEW !!!............ The costume is based on this Ice Cream Tub .......now to finish details and start construction.........
Yesterday I couldn't get on my blog ....kept getting a malware warning which was linked to 'felting my soul' blog so I deleted my entire blog list ..(thanks Laura and Cathy for letting me know)....while I was re-instating it today I had a similar warning when visiting Jan's 'Laughing dog blog'...I have let Jan know....does anyone know what's going on ???..........Help .....
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 .....