Friday, 29 August 2014


This is not a pessimistic post as I really like this time of year, I am still glowing after a summer break and everything seems possible in a new academic year.
My garden takes on a shabby chic look.
I have a few things left to pick.
Roses are re-flowering and I love
Autumn flowers like Rudbeckia and
Kaffir lilies.
My fingers are crossed that these figs will ripen.
These cheery nasturtiums greet me at the threshold of the shed where it has been all go. 
Back from my holiday I am throwing myself into work, these are my August prints. Can you believe I am still on target for a print a month...I know there are 2 prints here! You can see finished work on my Collagraph page.
I have also re-editioned some popular work
and drunk lots of tea.
I has been great to include some Gum Arabic printing with my new pieces,
I have enjoyed working with this technique.
I am running a 2 day workshop which includes Gum Arabic transfer on 27-28th September in Cheltenham, if you want to find out what this is all about, contact me.
So after 2 days solid work I made a cake and went off to visit a Hothouse friend, Julia Jowett at Unit 12,
Unit 12 is a gallery and studios not far from Stafford, the brain child of the paper artist Jennifer Collier. Full of delicious creativity generated by the resident artists,
Julia Jowett,
Louise Dawn Wilson and
Emily Notman.
I was lucky enough to catch the end of Jennifer's exhibition, 
and the 4th of September promises an equally inspiring show called Spectrum,
all the details are on Unit 12's web sight as is the information about courses and workshops.
I am very jealous of this cluster of supportive creatives, their welcome was warm, we shared lots of gossip, craft information and above all cake. It is only a 2 hour drive for me so beware Unit 12 I will be back.

1 comment:

Sue Brown said...

Thanks for your enthusiasm, if you take a look on the Courses and workshop page of the blog you will find workshops I run on Gum Arabic and I use a Art Equipment Press. Good luck with everything.