The Burnham art trail week went really well with lots of artists exhibiting in shop windows and open studios and gardens. The town had a lively feel with people walking around holding their trail guides.
I was exhibiting in Jim Bradshaw's garden studio, a beautiful venue and many people visiting it had 'studio envy'. It is a lovely light space and I was able to exhibit my jewellery, quirky Liberty fabric pictures and embroidered marsh pictures. It was so nice to meet people and to get such lovely positive feedback on my work.
There were lots events during the week especially encouraging everyone to get sketching.
Cream teas & handmade cakes were served in Jean Webber's gardens to raise money for the RNLI - the carrot muffins were gorgeous.
Sam from Jacaranda created a stunning floral display of two peacocks.
It was a wonderful week with lots to see and do. Thank you to the organisers of the art trail and Jim for having me in his studio.
I love making these pictures inspired by my local seawall and marshes.
I start by dry felting hand dyes fabrics to a back ground to get the layout of the shapes and colours. I then densely machine stitch to add more colour and detail. Finally I add the foreground grasses with a long machine stitch as the base which I then hand stitch to build up the effect of the grasses in the breeze.
I have now taken my pictures to the framers to get ready for the Burnham Art Trail in just over a weeks time.
Really looking forward to it as I am in a lovely venue
A belated post as I have been out of action for a while with a migraine. I had to share these photos of my day in London on the Southbank with the sun shining. It was great to watch the children having fun in the water jets with Tower Bridge in the background in one direction and the Shard in the other.
I also walked down Bermondsey Street, it is a great Street with lots of independent and unique shops and places to eat and drink. I went to Lovely and British and was really pleased with my jewellery display and to see my union jack cushions on a brilliant seat made from one end of an enamel bath.
I have been enjoying doing some sewing for Mother's Day. Mini hangings with hand embroidered borders then hung on a card. Bookmarks with messages to Mums sewn onto the front of a card. Frayed edged brooches mounted on a card to look like a flower with the message 'if Mother's were flowers I would pick you'. I love doing this type of sewing - so relaxing especially with the feeling of Spring arriving as the daffodils come out in the garden.
Mother's day message bookmarks ready to be mounted on a card so they are a card and a gift all in one.
I have enjoyed using lots of different colours, textures and patterned fabrics to make some new Union Jack cushions.
Love how it they all look so different.
They are all in my Facebook album https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.845863782144672.1073741860.163246237073100&type=3
I am a textile artist designing and making my own range of accessories.