Doodle to Stitch

I love to doodle and I love to stitch. My doodles are often very detailed and delicate, this is quite difficult to duplicate in stitch.  Sometimes I use hand stitch and just go for it. I have to admit I like both of these separately but feel the stitched piece is a poor representation of…

A Big Day for Me!

Hidden away at the back of my loft are a small stack of old art canvases. In my mid-twenties I made a quick venture into the world of paint. I loved it, felt uncomfortable because they were abstract and then kids and work took priority and the paintings got put away.  It’s been difficult to…

Collage and Mixed Media

Boredom is my sworn enemy and that’s why I always have so many projects on the go . My usual process is Collage, Photocopy, Paint, Photograph, Edit, Collage, Photocopy and finally Doodle or Draw. This also helps me with my aversion to ever finishing anything. Even when framed and hung on a wall a piece…

Wet and Gloomy Weekend

What grotty weather we have had this weekend. The only option was to find some colour. I’m totally addicted to photo editing apps on my iPhone. So I randomly chose a doodle from an old sketchbook and started to play. First I used PhotoStudio to distort the lines, remove the colour, invert the tone and…

Mellow in Morocco

Last April I was very lucky to able to go on holiday to Morocco. The Atlas Mountains blew me away and I fell in love with the desert. Over the last year I have been working on my sketchbook and a few stitch samples. There was a wealth of inspiration at the museum in Bounou….

Zen Doodle – Oodles of Doodles

My doodles started as something to keep my hands occupied, I’d always loved adding little squiggles and diagrams to my notes in meetings and found I really missed this once I was no longer at work. So I bought some fine liners and a sketchbook and just started. Friend’s encouraged me to continue and to…

Altered Books

Slowly but surely the pages in my books are getting covered with a mixture of gesso and various colouring mediums. Today I discovered the fun you can have with an old square rubber/eraser. I work on a number of books at a time so paint can be passed backwards and forwards between the different pages….

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