In which my succulents are happy but I have stuff to do

Rejoice! The bank holiday is nearly upon us (and you cannot be grumpy with a 4 day working week) although the weather in Oxfordshire continues to be confused (we had warm springlike days last week and then snow on Monday night). This is balanced out however by the windowsill succulents who as well as having Read more about In which my succulents are happy but I have stuff to do[…]

Progress report

So whilst still trying to figure out the correct size for a few remaining panels for artweeks I have been working on leading a couple of dragonflies (this as you may remeber was a commission, a copy on a previous design of mine but in a different colourway for a friend and while this needs Read more about Progress report[…]

Super Saturday

This Sat was a bit of a packed one, we had to be in Appleton for half past ten to meet my fellow artweeks artists & see the spaces we’d been allocated. Meeting all the other artists was great, they are a really talented lot & I’m now even more excited to be showing some Read more about Super Saturday[…]

The many wonders of Stroud (with added beautiful sculptures)

I took Friday off work as I had a rather important appointment to keep in beautiful Stroud. Back in the summer Sian & I visited Bothy Vineyard to see a collection of sculptures. While we were there I came across a really beautiful goddess sculpture, unfortunately for me she was £3000 (worth every penny, but Read more about The many wonders of Stroud (with added beautiful sculptures)[…]

Terrarium fun for Sian

My friend Sian has her birthday in January which gave me the whole of the Christmas holidays to decide what to get/make for her. We share a mutual love of gardening & when visiting our house Sian had commented on the many succulents that line the windowsills here. I love succulents, they are pretty, easy Read more about Terrarium fun for Sian[…]

Back from the Kiln – not quite right

I was so excited when I sent my moth wings to be fired, after working through the design I was really pleased with the painted wings. I just had enough time to do a small suncatcher (below) to use up my paint & then it was time to say goodbye to my pieces as they Read more about Back from the Kiln – not quite right[…]

More painting on glass

This weekend I returned to Ardington to do another glass painting workshop with the lovely Nicola Kantorowicz. I had a very specific project in mind ever since I got involved with the Oxford Moth Project  earlier this year I’ve been pretty fascinated by all the different colours and patterns of moths. While looking through my Read more about More painting on glass[…]