Archive for September, 2010
So, anyone fancy doing some of my (so called) work with me? We’ll spend the day at the beautiful West Dean College in the West Sussex countryside learning how to draw with a sewing machine and making some Christmas presents and decorations just like these. Yes? Then please book your place on: West Dean ’learn a skill, make a gift’ course MG1580, [...]
Sitting up late filling my new sketchbook with ideas and colours (an old habit learnt at art school: select your colour palette and then mix large quantities of each colour in jam jars, ready to go at any moment) inspired by my Field guide to the Night Sky project.
So, in this half of the (still not finished) lounge we have a wall mounted tv, and a thrifted (1950′s?) sideboard which hides all the ugly DVD players etc on which sits a funny ceramic giraffe (bought on holiday in Crete years ago) and a pretty jug from Rae Dunn. [...]
I always come home from the Festival of Quilts bone tired but exhilarated. But this year I also came back with the realisation that I’ve let sewing and creating become work. That’s to say: if I haven’t got any actual paid work to do I don’t sew or draw or knit or paint or… anything anymore. This is not good. This will stop. [...]
Well, my noisy, funny, messy, hungry, lovely boys are back to school the house is eerily quiet and empty and I am trying to catch up on all the emails, work and chores that I have largely ignored for the past 7 weeks. It’s going to take a while… but, it’s good to be back. P.S. We now have a woodburning stove and carpet in the lounge. [...]