Thursday, 29 September 2011

Filigree Fish

I've been thinking of a new symbol to cut into my lino-block, something to compliment the filigree heart I have been working with for a couple of years now. I think I have found it in these gorgeous little fish charms, hope to incorporate them into some monoprints I made yesterday at the Porthmeor Print Workshop.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Inside the Balloon Room at Tate St Ives

We finally made it into the fabulous installation at the Tate St Ives. I've been promising the girls for ages and we were walking past yesterday so grabbed the moment. It was the best £6.50 I've spent in ages, as you can see they loved it. I thought the little one would be a bit freaked out by it, the balloons are about 7 feet deep in places, but she only held my hand for a little while before taking off, swimming and shrieking through the room.

It's chaotic and does bad things to your hair. You can feel the staff struggling to retain control over the piece and lots of people prefer to observe rather than participate. But we loved it!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

We have been showing these two collagraphs by Michele Wright for a while now and I am happy to say that they have been flying away to new homes regularly!
"Three Choughs" (above)
and "Cornish Chough" (below)
are both available to buy from our website

Michele's studies also attract photographers and bird-lovers and I recently met
Mike Anders from Penzance
who now sends me beautiful images each year from his trips to the Lizard Peninsula

Just thought I'd share them with you this morning.......

Friday, 20 May 2011

New Installation at Tate St Ives

Here is a glimpse of the new installation at Tate St Ives

by artist Martin Creed
"Half The Air In A Given Space"

The circular sea-facing gallery is filled with balloons
which is such a joyful and playful idea

The exhibition continues until September 2011
I can't wait to get myself lost in there!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

"A Small Family is a Happy Family"

Playing with stamps, old letters and embroidery today to create this intricate little samples. Thoroughly enjoyed it and I like the way you can draw with the stitches.

The title comes from the tiny print on one of the stamps from India. I agree with its sentiment entirely :-)

Thursday, 10 February 2011

x x Happy Funny Valentines x x

Lots of love to all of you x x x

Here are some Valentines inspired doodles made by me just for you (honest!)
watercolors and sequins on hand~made tea~leaf paper
(very messy to make but they smell lovely......)

I hope you all get something special this weekend !

Friday, 4 February 2011

New Work by Anita Klein

I adore these new hand coloured drypoints by Anita Klein ~
the composition, the strong line and the rich use of colour all appeal to me very much. She is able to use a simple theme many times without losing any of the appeal or freshness of image. Strong, direct yet highly personal. Hope you enjoy them, too.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

I always seem to enjoy the slideshows in The Independent whilst I am browsing on-line and end of there almost every day. I love their choices of subject and the images are strong.

I had to share this one, though. I find it riveting!