Monday, June 29, 2015

GiveAway 'winners'.

Here is the list of the four people to receive one of the pieces of stitch
from my birthday giveaway. You need to contact me with your name and

Penny  Australia

FlashinScissors UK


Özge Başağaç  Turkey

Here are a few pictures of some of the work I did at a couple of the taster days at City Lit recently and one from my local drawing class. I always resolve to draw more but seldom fulfill my resolution.

 We had two models for the whole day which was a treat. The last thing I did was try to correct his eye, as you see it did not work!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


 Here are some pictures of Stencilling in black and white after watching Jane Davies video: then taking the papers into ipad apps and collage.

 This is an interesting group project and I am doing it with my day centre group; be aware that the foam rollers use a lot of paint.

Still time to leave a comment on the Birthday Giveaway post to be 'in it to win it'.
 I had a lovely birthday this year , remembered by more people than usual, and the gift of some unusual jewellery made by MIRTH'S BUBBLE. It is particularly special to receive something handmade.

Monday, June 08, 2015

'New' tools.

I'm trying very hard to throw things away, expecially packaging, but this broken salad spinner was just sitting on the side before it found the right rubbish bag. Whilst waiting for my morning cuppa to brew  I decided to have a go at cutting it up. 

With the help of a stanley knife I managed to take it apart and the result was a few new tools to use for printing, especially using the gelli plate.

Don't forget this month's giveaway in the last post, the odds are good at the moment!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Birthday Giveaway

Nearly time for another birthday and with it another give away. This is for one of four pieces of stitched work from my bits and bobs basket.


 Each could be made up in some way, a bag or cushion front or a picture. If you are interested leave a comment and four people will each receive one of the pieces, leave a preference if you have one.


 I will make the draw at the end of June.



Saturday, May 23, 2015

More doodling.

I recently re-joined Creative Bug as their monthly fee has been reduced and one can now save one class a month to view indefinitely. I worked along with one of Lisa Congdon’s line drawing workshops.

 Then following on from the idea in the last post I
took photos of my sketchbook pages and manipulated them in various ipad apps.

They print out nicely too:

I also did some zentangle doodling and then took photos of those pages.

If you should want to see them in more detail click on the images.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Tug of War

I have been going to a local drawing class over the last few months and we were asked to bring in images to draw. I decided to use a photo of herdswomen in Tibet playing a game of ‘tug of war’. The image was interesting because of their quite elaborate costumes, including their boots and the general energy they were putting into the activity. The photo is credited to Rhurbu Tashi/Xinhua and I think it was originally published in ‘China Today’.
This is my drawing;

The point of this is that there is a lot of fun to be had with manipulating drawings using ipad apps and computer programmes. 

If you keep going the original idea can be stretched a long way. I mainly used IColorama , Snapseed and Leonardo.

I also taught myself how to scan it and then colour the drawing in on the computer.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Strictly Stitch 2

For a link to this workshop see the previous post.

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