Saturday 24 December 2022

Happy Holidays

These wooden creatures were seen at Beamish Museum.
I'm linking to Friday Face Off
I hope you all have a lovely holiday


Monday 19 December 2022

Handmade Gifts

 At Christmas time I exchange handmade gifts with my arty friends. I forgot to take photos of the storage bubble pods that I made. These are the gifts I received from my friends.

This was the most unusual, a painted ice skate Christmas decoration.

Two fabric containers

I've already used them for transporting some items to a 'sew-in' and a workshop 

Friday 16 December 2022

Little Angels

 I've not been blogging recently, I've not been very creative. But I have made these little angels, my Grandchildren. 
I cannot take credit for the angel bodies, these I found on the web. I combined faces with the found angels, printed them on t-shirt transfer paper [two for each child, one as a mirror image], heat transferred to fabric, roughly trimmed, stitched around them stitching in a piece of ribbon for hanging, final trim.

It's Friday, so that means Friday Face Off with Nicole.

Saturday 12 November 2022

Autumn Trees


We had a lovely walk around Bolam Lake today in Northumberland, UK 

This tree in the water had some interesting ridges on its bark and there was a mass of autumn leaves next to it., gorgeous colours of Autumn.

Tuesday 8 November 2022

Tuesday 1 November 2022


 I started with a rose created on my tablet

I copied and pasted several times to make a repeating pattern using Photoshop on my computer.

I altered the rose using Filter/Stylize/Glowing Edges and got this

I made this into a repeating pattern too

Friday 28 October 2022

Friday Catch Up 28Oct22

 My entry for Friday Face Off

I drew the face on my tablet quite a while ago but I added it to this photo today.

This is a drawing my son done when he was a small boy. [t was actually blue ink but I darkened it to show up more]
I did my version of it below, I prefer the original.


 My entry for Thursday TreeLove 136

These trees were seen at Brimham Rocks in Yorkshire, UK

Friday 30 September 2022

Slow Loris

The slow loris is on the endangered species list. This is due to a combination of habitat loss and from hunting. Some people like to keep them as pets for which they are not suitable.
Watercolours and liner pen.

I'm joining in with Friday Face Off

Tuesday 27 September 2022

Doodles to Design


Two doodles created on my android tablet. Then combined on the PC and made into a repeating pattern for fabric or wrap.

Tuesday 20 September 2022

Altered Book Pages

I painted these pages a while ago. I had some left over paint from a project so I thought I would decorate some pages from a book. The doodles are also from a while ago, I added them to the pages digitally. You cannot see them very well on some pages as they are black doodles. There are insects on the first page and weird creatures on the second.

Can you tell what I have used here? It's rice, out of date and painted just to see how it would work.