Thursday, 27 February 2014

drifting clouds crossing...


the saphire blue sky and every so often a warm  glow from the Spring sun brightens the garden primroses. At this point in time everything is in process and nothing finished, shrews, rabbits, mice and teapots adorn the shelves in the studio, whilst at home crochet lies waiting to be stitched into blossoming flowers and little houses stand pondering their possible inhabitants of wooden animals. Whilst all this goes on maybe you would like to see working studio and splashes of textiles and colour. Clay colours do not shine till firing and glazing complete so everything seems grey, so be patient and look beyond the colour to shape and form. Gaze into corners and see what you can spot lurking in the gloom of the studio ! Then relish in the final outcomes of glaze and finish, stitched and sewn details  glowing.  The clock is ticking so now I must go......









Tuesday, 18 February 2014

powder blue sky...

and pale golden sunshine this late afternoon and I am looking forward to a stroll with Lola in my wellies ! The birds are singing like its Spring and the snowdrops heads are bobbing in the wind. Today has been a productive day for finds at the local junk market. A collection of aluminum jelly moulds, glass stands,  and some pretty pink beads made it well worth the trip.  Progress is slow on new work but sometimes it goes like that and you just have to follow the stream , it might take you on a meander but somehow you know you will find the end ! As flowers appear from the Winter coverings I thought you may enjoy  some flowers I am working on and some recent finds , its almost like Spot the odd one out as I just moved them round and added new animals to the collection. enjoy the puzzle !






Monday, 10 February 2014

Sleet is falling


from the sky as I sit here for five minutes and write to you. At the moment it's a time of making and inspiration, collecting oddments and finds to enthrall and captivate. They lead me down a path to another place of wondrous things and stories I want to share. I have had a few good finds recently from the market and various places and collecting them together felt a little ray of Spring I ought to share . I am always on the look out for anything that captures my eye and heart. I never know what it is going to be and don't go looking for specific items just keep an open mind. I always know it when I see it, sometimes I don't know if it is part of my work or just an inspirational object unloved by some treasured by me and stored on a shelf with the others! They sit and wait , watching intently pondering their future . It may be just to keep me company on days when I need something to make me smile or become a part of something new and wondrous.  There are a few things beginning to evolve but at such early stages I am not sure where I am heading,I have an inkling and will share with you as soon as ..... In the meantime I will share my little bits that comfort and bring joy..



I just fell in love with this poodle pulling a truck filled with flowers !

I know some have seen this before but it just felt right...


I have a love of these coronation mugs


a splash of colour


my lovely elephant...