Monday, 30 January 2012

There are places I remember

Old Photographs, Sketchbook Memories. Sketches and  Stitched Studies

Friday, 27 January 2012

Little Butterflies

As well as creating my artwork my other passion is teaching.I love seeing students grow creatively and for that reason I am going to try and comunicate my teaching vision through this blog.
Hopefully I can inspire someone through my ramblings!
This is of course an interactive process and I would love your feedback and imput :)

I wasnt quite sure where to start so I have been through my old sketchbooks and photographed them to try and illustrate my thought process (my husband often comments that Inside my head isn't a place you would want to be!) but Im willing to risk it if you are!

So, lets make a start
Capturing ideas
I always think of ideas and inspirations as little butterflies that are there one minute and gone the next
My mind will settle on a creative thought and then fly off to another
The secret is to find a way of "capturing" these thoughts before they are gone forever

The inspiration can take many forms and be recorded in different ways:
  • Images: your own photographs, web images, books, magazines
  • Sketches: always carry a small sketch/note book with you to capture ideas anywhere

  • Memories: these can strike at any moment so be prepared! Note them down and also anything you want to research later - these can be a remembered touch, smell, feeling,object, incident etc etc
  • Words: poetry, song lyrics, words spoken and recalled, single emotive words
See my Sketchbooks page for more info

If anyone would like to book me to teach a workshop or deliver a lecture at their group, guild or educational establishment further details can be found here

Friday, 20 January 2012

New Mums and Babies Collection

Warning! Extreme Cuteness!
The first of my new mummy and baby birdies collection
Hop over to my portfolio to see the full image

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Just an idea...

but a whole series may well be hatched from this very soon

Monday, 16 January 2012

All the leaves are brown and the trees are blue

It's a cold and frosty day here on the Fylde- it's such a relief to be free of the rain for a while and see some welcome daylight

It's so cold even the trees are blue!  It needs some leaves

New Year, New Blog

Hello and welcome to my brand new blog!

You may have arrived here via Tales From The Welsh Wood, my Facebook Page or Twitter or just via a random search
However you got here, I'm very pleased to have you and hope you will become a follower and regular reader

Until now I have mainly blogged over at Tales From The Welsh Wood but I now feel its time to move on and explore a different audience since my work is taking a different direction -  I will still be adding occasional posts over there whilst still actively seeking a publisher for "The Tales"

Ok, so in this new blog I would like to share with you my thoughts, findings from my MA research, my teaching vision and of course my work
I'm looking forward to the journey!