Monday, 21 December 2009


It's the season to be jolly and this time of year is marked by the annual fairy swap that takes place between me and my friend Caroline.
This year our theme was Found Object Fairy. In the past we have done Scary Fairy, Furry Fairy, Foreign Fairy, Fat Fairy, Flat Fairy...I think I've made the point. This was my offering.
But as usual, I got the better end of the deal receiving this beautifully made, imaginative piece from Caroline, thankyou I am thrilled!! This tradition is now I believe 8 years old and I really feel Christmas is around the corner when I have managed to put together my fairy.

The festive season has effected my sketch book work and why not? Thankyou to everyone who has been reading my ramblings and a Happy Christmas to you all, here's to a creative 2010.

Saturday, 12 December 2009


Exploring a new process, starting from scratch, feeling like a beginner!!
All these feelings come at once and is frustrating and exhilarating in equal measure.
There is an excellent exhibition of enamelling on at Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery called Playing with Fire and is well worth a visit.
In the mean time I will keep plugging away at the hit and miss experiments and thoroughly enjoying myself.

Friday, 11 December 2009


The end of term at Christmas is a good excuse for a get together, so I hoovered round, put up some fairy lights and invited my printmaking class round for tea and mince pies.
But they did not get off lightly, to earn their tea I set them the task of making a 'Christmas Fairy Cake'. Nothing competitive you understand. So out came the edible gold, glitter and silver balls, together with a few calorie conscious offerings which were crochet and felt.
I love that these busy, talented people indulge my cake based whims and rise to these
culinary challenges with such gusto.
Except for these delicious chocolate buns and my mince pies, we could not bring ourselves to
eat these festive sculptures. But the young people in my household did not have the same

scruples and most were gone by the next day. A good time was had by all, gallons of tea was drunk...I love starting my festivities in this way...thankyou for a great term everyone.