Saturday, 30 September 2023

Maps & More

This month I rejoined the Art Textiles monthly group at Littleheath Barn.  This years theme is Maps & More.

We started with a warm up exercise in our sketchbooks.  I'm using a 20cm square Pink Pig sketchbook.

We had been asked to take a map with us and I took a map of Venice - where else?  It was that or the canals of the UK.
The next exercise was to take just part of the map and draw 3 lines then 5 then 7.

We moved on to A3 paper, drawing with ink and adding watercolour

I made my second piece of paper square.

And add handmade paper to the piece I had cut off.

The last exercise was to draw with a wax candle and put a wash of colour over the top.

 I folded the square paper into 16 squares and cut them out and put them randomly into my sketchbook.

With the large rectangle I made a book (surprise! surprise!)

I made a zine with the added paper piece.

I used little brown paper bags as pockets to keep the books in. I had made a collage using the pattern from the 5 line drawing

 We made a Turkish Mapfold booklet with the wax and watercolour wash paper.

It doesn't help that the writing is upside down but I'm not going to worry about it.

It was a really enjoyable and productive day.

To be honest I think I make a dreadful student and feel really sorry for any tutor who has to cope with me.  I frequently want to be doing my own thing!

But before I went I promised myself that I would be a good student and do what Liske suggested.  And it worked.  I had a lovely time.

Thanks for joining me today

Saturday, 23 September 2023

Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt

Over the summer the theme for the Snapshot Girls has been to use the Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt from Patio Postcards.  We didn't officially join in but used the scavenger hunt list.

1 A plant with thorns

2 A Wordless Directional Sign

3 Something Netted or Webbed

4 Something Berry Berry Delicious

5 A Bridge

6 A School

7 Something That Dangles

8 Some Shadows

A Pothole

10 White Flowers

11 Extraordinary Water

12 Summer Tools

13 A Sold Sign

14 Something That Rolls

 You could take the list and do an Autumn Scavenger Hunt.

Thank you for joining me today

Saturday, 16 September 2023


Next week The Midlands Textile Forum exhibition

 A Sense of Place

18-24 September 2023

Nottingham Society of Artists
St Luke's House,
71 Friar Ln,
NG1 6DH 

These are my pieces that are included in the exhibition

If you visit the exhibition please let me know.

Thanks for joining me today