Tuesday 29 September 2015

Patch Work Hare Suit Case....

I've just finished a Patch Work Hare suitcase, ready for my next Hope and Elvis workshop in November.
That little suitcase had been sitting in my studio, sighing, waiting for a little bit of love and attention.
So I thought I would embroider on my favourite scrips and scraps and see what happened.
I'm always nervous when working on vintage pieces in case I spoil their aged beauty.
I hope I haven't, and I did have fun!

Saturday 26 September 2015

Oo! It's A day Out In Battlesbridge!

I'd never been before, it was fab!
That's right Hubby, you just wait there while I have a mooch around!
This place just keeps getting better!
We also had the pleasure to meet Alfie...
But he wasn't for sale!
We also found a hanger full of old amusements, we had a rare old time!
The 'Fortune Teller' was my favourite, she reminded me of Miss Havesham with a thick layer of dust in her hair.
Mini Goth loved the 'Haunted House' but I think she found it too scary,
(that's right lass, ham it up for the camera!)
Oo! La! La!
Is this what they use for CCTV in Amytiville?!?!
All dressed up and nowhere to go!
Hope you enjoyed our little pootle today....
Now then, where's those keys for the stocks?

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Hope and Elvis Workshop in April!

I do hope you don't mind me mentioning, but I'm very excited to have been invited back to Hope and Elvis on April 23rd & 24th 2016 for a
'Paint, Print, Stitch!' Workshop.
No experience of printing or stitching is necessary, we shall be having lots of arty, messy fun.... and cake, of course!
All the details can be found here, there's lots of wonderful workshops to be enjoyed!
Thanks chucks x

Friday 18 September 2015


I teach Fine Art part time at the Sixth Form College that I actually went to as a student myself about 300 years ago!
I am very lucky to work with a very talented team and for the first time I will help deliver the Art Foundation course.
This is something I have always wanted to do and I feel a mixture of excitement and nerves.
Here's one of the Summer Holiday pieces of homework, based on the brief 'Faces In The Landscape'.
(There is even a real snail in there somewhere!)
The first week's work has been based on 'paper' and we have really been challenging those poor students!
Good job they are very talented!
It's been a productive week!
The students have worked in both 2D and 3D.
Morning crit's... The best way to start the day!
Everyone spoke so eloquently about their work, I was very proud.
We have now progressed to making paper garments...can't wait to see the finished results!
If you'd like to follow the Art Foundation course and all the adventures that will ensue, you can find us all on Instagram @metanoia and on blogspot.
I wonder what will happen next!