Wednesday 24 June 2020

An Exciting Delivery...

We ventured out the other day so that I could make an exciting delivery to the very beautiful Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge.
I can't believe that my work will be in this beautiful gallery, even though you can't see it in the photo, I am grinning from ear to ear!

My very kind hubby (wearing a Mrs B home-made mask, bless him,) was such a star, he really does help me out an awful lot.

Hebden Bridge is such a creative town, we noticed these Tretchikoff - inspired artworks dotted around the town and some really interesting political collages...

Love the yarn - bombing too!

Middie had her own mini ham sandwich for dinner!

I'm hoping that Marco's pizzeria is open next time we call, it's amazing and is a really welcoming place with a great atmosphere.

It was such a treat to pop into Lucy And The Caterpillar, it's such a beautiful vintage shop full of treasures...

I think that Middie wants to go now...

Hope you enjoyed our little trip, it felt like quite an adventure after being at home for months on end.
Best wishes chucks 

Sunday 14 June 2020


I've just finished this painting and I've enjoyed every minute of it.
I have spent a lot of time on the background and it's at this point that I could really overwork it.
During this very strange time I have decided just to paint whatever makes me happy and it's been very interesting to see what has emerged!

I love how the colours of the painting seems to run down onto the easel - there's over twenty years of paint build-up on that poor easel!

I think that I'll use Harlequin for A4 prints, and maybe some other bits and bobs for when my shop opens again.
Hope you like him!

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Same Sea, Different Boat...

Yesterday I was so excited to receive my printed square of fabric from the very fabulous Sue Brown.
'Same Sea, Different Boat' is a collaborative project that 'celebrates creativity during the Covid-19 pandemic'.
Louise of Hope & Elvis, Sue Brown of the yard: ARTspace and Liske of the Little Heath BarnStudio have joined forces to organise and coordinate a really exciting project where you can produce a small collagraph printing plate or embroidery that communicates your experience of the lockdown period.

Last week I sent my plate to Sue (Sue provides very clear instructions and the plate is made from very basic materials that you will have at home).
I really wasn't sure if my plate would print but Sue made it work! Thanks Sue!

I still have a little bit of stitch to add before I send it back, but I wanted to blog about this because there's still time to join in (if you're quick!)

You can see the project developing on the ladies' Instagram accounts.

I can't wait to see when the quilt is stitched together! 

Thank you so much Louise, Sue and Liske for organising such an exciting and utterly brill project that joins so many creative souls together!

Thursday 4 June 2020

Mama and Papa Bear...

Lockdown has given me time to really pause and think about what I want to do in the future.
And I think the thing that I really love is making art and then seeing it applied onto everyday objects.
I've always loved the idea that the things we use in life should be decorated and made joyful.
I suppose, if you were thinking about it in a philosophical way, (which is also something that the slower pace of life allows you to do), you could say that Art and Life shouldn't be separated.
Anyhow, I was very excited indeed to receive my printed fabric yesterday.

I do get a bit nervous cutting up the patches though!

I'm not exactly sure when my little shop will be opening again but I'm having fun stocking it up!

Wishing you all the vey best.