Saturday, 30 June 2012

Mono Printing

At the last Spectrum meeting we did some more mono printing - onto fabric this time. It was a lovely day and we all had a great time.

Gina asked us to use one of our pieces of printed fabric and make a 4x4" square. We were allowed to use stitch and colour and then lace it onto some mount board. I decided to use my circle fabric and add some crosses as in the game which featured on my journey drawing.

I enjoyed it so much that I'm working on another piece.

Talking of the journey drawing, I have done some printing with the stamps that I made and I'm quite pleased with the results.

This first one is a little bit too regimented for me.

I really like the movement that the curves suggest in this one.

I liked it so much that I did a larger print just to make sure. I'm definitely going to work with this design for my finished piece.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Some More Prism

Just a few more pictures from the exhibition. Sorry if you're getting bored with all these pictures but they are worth looking at.

Beech Tree 1-1V by Maria Laughlin.

I love these line drawings with stitch. This is something that Gina has been encouraging us to do as part of our work at Spectrum and I have to say the more I look at this kind of work and the more I do it, I'm liking it more and more.

View From Above by Amanda Hislop.

Regeneration by Gina Ferrari.

I do have some more pictures to  show you but there is quite a few and they are all of one piece of work so I will show you them next time I post and some of the things I have been doing.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

More Prism and A new Arrival

I've got a few more pictures that I thought I would share with you.

The Daily Grind by Sass Tetzlaff

This picture is brilliant, how many of us are doing one thing but thinking of the next thing that we've got to do. You can just see the shopping list on the right of the picture. When I 'm wandering around Sainsburys trying to remember why I'm there I very often think of other things I would rather be doing or have got to do. This is a picture that says it all.

Behind The Wallpaper 1-1V by Jennifer Hollingdale.

I really like the use of mixed media and some day I intend to have a go at it. These pieces put me in mind of family histories.

Patterns Of The Past by Julie Faye.

These little shoes make me think of childhood days spent messing playing and messing about in the sun.

Last but by no means least we welcomed this girl into the big wide world yesterday. Eva Ruby May was born at 9.38am weighing 6lb6oz. She is sooo cute and grand daughter number two. We are expecting grand child number three later in the year. 

Happy Fathers Day to all the dads enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, 14 June 2012


I'm sorry I've been absent again. I have tried to blog on quite a few occasions but have been unsuccessful. I have been trying to do this post for three days.

A couple of weeks ago Neil and I went to the Mall Galleries for the Prism exihibition and we weren't disappointed - it was much better than last year. I took lots of pictures which I will share with you over the next few posts. I can't put them all on at once blogger won't let me.

Leaves and Plate by Dorothy Tucker.

Plants and Leaves by Dorothy Tucker.

Flying Jewels by Anita Bruce. Anita is a local artist and is taking part in Peterborough Artists Open Studios . I have seen Anita's work before but this is the best I've seen. It's lovely and colourful and the shadows are pretty as well.

Sanctuary by Fiona Rainford. I love this piece it's so textural.

All Patched Up by Debbie Williams. Such a fun piece.

I am sorry for my absence and I'm grateful to those who have asked after me. I don't get many comments on my blog so it always surprises me how many people do read it and ask why I haven't blogged for a while. I've been poorly again, all over bank holiday weekend. I managed to stick it out until Wednesday when the doctors re-opened. He prescribed another course of antibiotics but they didn't seem to help and I ended up in hospital on Friday morning and didn't get out until the Sunday evening. Still none the wiser as to the problem although they do suspect a couple of problems and I have to go back for tests. So still a case of wait and see.

On a much happier note our second grandchild is expected tomorrow. It is going to be a cesarean delivery as baby is a footling breech. The parents have been very un co-operative and haven't asked to be told the sex of the baby so after work I am off to Next to buy outfits in blue and pink and I will take back the one I don't need. Also Anthony and Nicki are expecting another baby, October/November time. So Christmas time is going to be busy in our house, I can't wait.