Tuesday, 11 December 2007

How lovely is this?

How lovely is this?

This is a detail of the canvas I received to-day from Mercedes Jiminez
via the art-e-zine 8 x 8 canvas swap. Unfortunately the light had gone when I tried to photograph it - but it is a lovely mixed media collage and I am delighted.

If you would like to see all the art made for this swap it can be found on the art-e-zine site here, but it is a big page - so is most suited to a broadband
Internet connection.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Listen to Your Muse

This is the canvas that I made for the 8 x 8 inch canvas swap on art-e-zine. Generously hosted by Christine (her blog is here)

It is the first swap I have taken part in - partly because I had the time available to do it. And because of the format - I love the 8 x 8 format - large enough to do some interesting work, and small enough to post to America. Also it was "a favourite technique" Obviously I used free machine embroidery, with hand stitching, done on layers of organza. So now I wait patiently for a canvas to be sent to me from America.

I am doing things in the studio - if somewhat slowly - without moving my head - or bending down - but it is not stuff that I can post about just yet.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

A Family Weekend

Two of my sons and one of my "soon to be" daughters in law came to visit this weekend.

It was so wonderful to be with them - I just wish I had felt slightly more lively!

However Adam did decide that he could not possibly visit the seaside without a dip in the water!

The sea in Wales in December - chilling!

We had a lovely time - lots of catching up with Adam and Caroline's wedding plans, and Daniels time in Denmark.

Good food, and happy company. Such Joy.