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Thursday, 18 August 2011

Lovely Lacock

I am lucky enough to live near the lovely town of Lacock in Wiltshire. Here are some photos I took recently when I went there for a wander around. The flowers were just beautiful!

Monday, 15 August 2011

A night of Lucian Freud and Banksy

 After weeks of there not being anything good to watch on TV,  Saturday night I sat down and watched two excellent programmes. Firstly BBC 2 showed a programme called 'Imagine sitting for Lucian Freud', a documentary about Lucian Freud the British portrait artist who recently passed away and the people who sat for his paintings. After this Channel 4 showed 'Exit through the Gift Shop' a documentary made by British street artist Banksy about the fickle world of Art. 
If you get chance you must watch these fascinating programmes!

Girl in bed, Lucian Freud

Girl with Leaves,  Lucian Freud.

Escape in to Life,  Lucian Freud.

Sleeping Head,  Lucian Freud.

Naked Self Portrait,  Lucian Freud.  
Street Art by Banksy

Street Art by Banksy

Street Art by Banksy
Balloon Girl, Banksy  
Street Art by Banksy

Friday, 12 August 2011

Islamic Art

I am really inspired by Islamic Art. I love the Geometric patterns and vibrant colours.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Sketchbook Project

I am taking part in the Sketchbook Project 2012 organised by Art House Co-op.

Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the world. After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view. Sketchbooks will also be digitized and available to view online.

I think it is a very exciting project and a chance to get my work seen across the globe!

Have a look at a video of last years Sketchbook Project here: Sketchbook Project 2011

Sketchbook by Karen Madelbaum

  Sketchbook by Kerry Brown  

  Sketchbook by Laura Berman  

  Sketchbook by Robert Story  

  Sketchbook by Sara Gray  

  Sketchbook by Wini Dougall  

Sunday, 7 August 2011


Here are some very lovely cushions which I find rather inspiring! I have pinned them to a pinterest board. You can look at my pinterest boards here Pinterest.

Geo Play Cushion £55 Ella Doran

East End Pub Crawl Cushion, ROYAL OAK £40 Mr Wingate

60's Bugs & Roses, hand embroidered & printed £55 Barbara Coupe

Folk Flower Silk Cushion £55 Brie Harrison

Bunting Cushion £45.00 Clare Nicolson

Allium Silk 30x50cm cushion - Turmeric/Neon £49 Clarissa Hulse

Happy Birds cushion in grey and olive £26 Roddy&Ginger

This Bell will Ring Handprinted cushion Rob Ryan

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Design developments

I have been developing my design ideas in to collages to the correct scale for cushions so that I can then re-create them in fabric. (I only have an A4 scanner so the images you can see below are sections of the designs - not the whole thing.)