I finally have video features and can share with you a time-lapse of the cutting process. These videos condense a few hours work into a few moments and I love watching them as when I'm working it never looks like this to me. This is a cut I made two years ago but I'll post … Continue reading How its done….
I can't believe its been a month since my last blog and what a month of sunshine we have had. Record breaking temperatures and a garden desperately in need of rain after weeks of glorious sunshine. Its been hard to get down to work with so much loveliness outside the studio window. Papercutting doesn't lend … Continue reading Flaming June
Pleasure in small things
LAST weekend's Bank Holiday brought us the most glorious hot weather and sensibly we made the most of it. The boys and I went to Bury and enjoyed an ice cream in the Abbey Gardens, which were packed with people, colour and blossom. And my parent points went sky high when I agreed to a … Continue reading Pleasure in small things
I can't believe its May already - almost halfway through the year. This month my eldest turns 16 and does his GCSEs, we open our Swedish house for the summer (hurrah! see more on our house blog here ) and I'm busy busy at work and in the garden, getting things potted up and hardened … Continue reading New shoots.
Affordable art versus death cleaning..
A few weeks ago I topped up my stock in a few of the local galleries. After Christmas is a difficult time for artists and stockists - January and February can be flat months for sales as people turn their backs on spending for a few weeks while the bank balance gets back to normal. … Continue reading Affordable art versus death cleaning..
What good designs go bad…
I'm not perfect and neither is my work. Sometimes things just don't go to plan and when that happens there's nothing you can do but shrug and move on. Today I decided to finish a hand cut I'd started a few weeks ago. It's been a few weeks since my last hand cut so this … Continue reading What good designs go bad…
Back to basics
Well the glorious weather was wonderful while it lasted but today the clouds are back which means its out of the garden and back into the studio. Although I love the day job its actually quite nice to take a break from it and do something different. Working from home has lots of benefits but … Continue reading Back to basics
At last…Spring arrives!
After the coldest March in years and weeks of grey, murky skies, this week sunshine and springtime has finally arrived here in Norfolk. Thank heavens! For weeks I've been busy planting seeds in the greenhouse or on windowsills indoors with no end in sight to the cold winds and rain that have made it impossible … Continue reading At last…Spring arrives!
Forest, field and sky.
Forest Field and Sky: Art out of Nature returned to BBC iPlayer earlier this month and once again I was captivated by the beautiful natural art it showcased. I love the idea of art outdoors, whether its ephemeral and short-lived or something created to outlast its maker and give pleasure to generations to come. Dr … Continue reading Forest, field and sky.
Meanwhile, in the garden..
IT's hard to believe its a month since my last post and since then we've been snowed in thanks to the Beast from the East, which brought bitter winds and at least 10cms of snow. Snow returned again on the weekend but it was the Siberian winds which caused me the most discomfort as the … Continue reading Meanwhile, in the garden..