Monday, 10 September 2012
Wahay! I've cleaned my screens!......At home with the power hose and stencil remover bought on line from www.wickedprintingstuff.com I have procrastinated about this simple task for sooooooo long it must be categorised as insane! Of course this now means that I have to put some new imagery onto those lovely clean meshes and make them work their asses off!!!
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Back in March I posted a fabric swatch and some colour swatches that I was intending to use on the landing area of our house. The dark colour scheme was inspired by interior designer Abigail Ahearn's use of Farrow and Ball's 'Downpipe'. Abigail (abigailahern.wordpress.com) had used this very dark grey in many areas of her own home on woodwork,walls and floors. This scheme partnered with accents of bright colour produces a dramatic effect. I decided to use the equally dark F & B 'Railings' on walls and woodwork with a dark grey carpet. My friend Jackie Wood altered our old Swaffer curtains to fit the landing window. They provide a lush and colourful accent against the very dark blue. I love the dramatic and slightly spooky atmosphere that this colour scheme evokes in our old house (the staircase in the picture is 17th Century). I still have a couple of paintings and possibly some dried flowers to add in time for Halloween!
Saturday, 8 September 2012
It's been a while since I last posted and now I'm back full of a renewed determination to be creative. I decided to start by tidying up my work room where I virtually lived during the years I spent doing the textiles and surface design degree. It felt great to be back in there amongst all my stuff and feeling inspired to create, to draw and design. Not done anything yet but at least I'm feeling the rumbling in m'belly!
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Sunday, 25 March 2012
joanne4edwds.blogspot.com and I went up to the misty North York Moors to draw and paint landscapes. We didn't get much drawing or painting done mainly because we couldn't see much (because of the mist) but we had a lovely time chin wagging and eating a picnic lunch. I enjoyed drawing the distant trees that sit like little dark scribble shapes on the hillside. Here's one of the not so scribbley ones.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
All set up to go.....
Thursday, 8 March 2012