Monday, 31 December 2012


I am reading a book at the moment whose whole being is imbued with sadness, a sense of loss and desolation, it is a beautiful book I would recommend it to everyone to read. The books title is The Winter Vault and is by Anne Michaels, I am about half way through now, she is a poet and you can see this in every page that you read. I read a great deal and I think this is one of the most beautiful books I have read.

Saturday, 29 December 2012


Weaving using nettle, silk and two Habu yarns
 My latest piece of weaving in progress, its an extremely loose weave and might not work once it is no longer under tension, we shall see. I should have taken the photo with a solid background as the weaving is a bit hard to see.
Umbrella swift
My two most useful and long awaited christmas presents, an umbrella swift and a ball winder, I would never have managed to wind this very fine silk any other way.
Yarn winder

Friday, 28 December 2012

Full Moon

I don't sleep well around the time of the full moon, as I get older I feel her force more and more, she is drawing me in.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Seasons greetings

What miserable weather still I'm cheering myself up wrapping presents and filling stockings, well bags, for my adult children. I hope they don't read my blog!
Hoping to get round to marzipaning? the cake later, late as usual, and then we will be decking the halls, making mince pies and icing the cake whilst having a tipple of ginger wine at the weekend when my daughter arrives.
In case I don't get round to writing again before the merriment begins, seasons greetings to whoever pops by.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Busy, busy,busy.

I haven't posted for a couple of weeks, have been very busy. My two open weekends went OK but not brilliantly we had lovely weather but not enough visitors, felt very despondent after the first weekend. Of course we are a little off the beaten track, anyway everybody sold something which always helps and I sold two large pieces just before we were closing on the Sunday which made my day.

I visited an exhibition on Sunday by iD artists, a group that covers many different disciplines and have been invited to submit some images so I can join their group. Just when I had decided to withdraw a bit from deadlines I decide to join another group!!!

I have also been buried under paper and emails to do with North Somerset Arts. Next May we are having our biennial arts week, registration closed at end of October and we are still dealing with queries, missing images etc. Oh for artists all being practical and submitting information on time, still I suppose we just represent in a small way how different and individual people are.

Amazingly enough I seem to have bought most of the presents and have a turkey languishing in the freezer. Not that I am sure that its not warmer in the freezer than it is outside. I had to break the ice on the birdbath this morning with a fireman's hammer, they have a pointy bit on one end and even then it was hard work.

I wasn't going to add any images but here's a couple of the exhibition in my studio.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Open Studio Weekend

It is a beautiful day today and my studio is open this weekend and the next with a broad of local range of art and craft, including textiles, ceramics, photography and painting. You can browse in comfort and walk by the sea. If anybody out there lives in North Somerset come and visit we are in Sand Bay.