Sunday 26 April 2015

Cutting with Dinosaurs!

This week I was invited by Art in Action to demonstrate paper cutting as part of a design symposium to be held at the wonderful Natural History Museum in Oxford - one of my favourite museums - the building itself is a glorious celebration of British flora and fauna, a soaring cathedral of cast iron and glass; and the exhibits are truly wonderful.
My table was within a scalpel's cut of one of their most popular exhibits, the T Rex and I was able to watch families and friends take numerous selfies and photos with heads and hands in the jaws of said dinosaur - must be a project there some where?
It was a busy afternoon and visitors came from far and wide as well as local - China, Bulgaria, America, Italy and France included - and they were keen to ask questions about paper cutting and happy to watch the process - hopefully some of them will visit Art in Action and sign up for a course.

Designed for cutting

A lovely day at the Museum
All set up and ready for visitors
Yes that's a T Rex - just there!!!!
The finished cut

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Spring is springing

This time of year I get very excited about the floral loveliness that fills the garden with colour and scents. And I put my camera to macro setting and get up close and personal with blossoms, tulips and daffodils and all manner of petalled beauties.
Here's a selection of my favourites so far....

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Quilt Handover

I have finished my renovations on the vintage patchwork panel, and here is my client, the wonderful Ann Robson, with the completed piece.
She sent me  a lovely letter and here are a couple of her kind comments,
'I was simply delighted with the patchwork quilt and at the measure of care and expertise that went into the completion of the renovation....I now have an heirloom to pass on to my daughter.'
I am so pleased with how the whole project worked out - I view my own stitched pieces as heirlooms and imagine them being in enjoyed for many years to come.

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