Thursday, 14 March 2013

Gratefully received....

I was overcome with delight this week when I received a parcel from a recently found fellow crafter who I was put in touch with through a lovely friend in India. Such is the power of the internet!! Here is a rare picture of me opening my box of treats. Thankyou Tina....

silkart experiments

scottish moon


free as a bird

The other day I was fiddling about with silk paints and did a few miniatures based on past images imprinted on my mind, like the moon one evening when we lived in Penicuik(outside Edinburgh). The bird and the pathway are from bits of an old scarf belonging to my mother. 

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Quote by Jorges Luis Borges artist - and generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material,as clay, so that we may shape our art.

Jorges Luis Borges

Monday, 11 March 2013

last year's hearts

Just posting some heart designs from last year before I start on new ones. I've been concentrating on animal cushions recently and have forgotten what the hearts that are all hanging in homes somewhere look like!!

Waiting for car to be towed away.....

Sun is shining, snowflakes are trying to fall and my lovey blue Saab is waiting patiently to be towed away hopefully to be made well again as opposed to sitting forlornly on the drive.Here is a picture, taken last year ,of Dotty and Finn toasting teacakes after a handwriting lesson.Dotty is as tall as me now!! Martha and I munched our way through a packet of marshmallows yesterday - toasted on the fire of course!

Friday, 8 March 2013


Sometimes it's like we see through a glass dimly. Today is one of those days - foggy like a november day, followed by persistent rain. Sometimes I just can't get motivated and want to curl up safely in my bed. I'm sure I'm not alone in having these feelings..Using my new media reader here are a few pics that I transferred last night. Only  2 days to opening my mystery card addressed to Sally Todd... fairly sure it's my Kirby's sense of humour!

whisky ... single malt .. my favourite tiple

danish candlesticks found in BOCONCEPT

Joe Roberts... amazing interior designer!

Monday, 4 March 2013

In memory of June

When the sun shines for a whole day after the drab grey ones , it always reminds me of my dear friend June, who died a few years ago.She was an inspirational person, mother and artist and I will always miss her. Fortunately I have this painting to look at every time I wake up as it hangs on our bedroom wall. Commissioned by my husband and painted by June it always makes me SMILE.....