Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A zine - at last ...

I have joined a group of friends to make zines - we meet once or twice a month. So eventually (6 years after my original intention!) I have just finished my first zine, called Matters of the Heart. Some of the pages:

Matters of the Heart (zine, 28 pages, b&w photocopy, stitched binding, with origami heart).

Monday, July 21, 2014

New art acquisitions.

I have acquired a couple of new works of art over the last 12 months, all of which I neglected to post about.
Two new works by Eugenie Marais - small, delightful canvases:

And the one below is by Bridget Simons - from her Masters degree show.

Next week I will show the three most recent paintings in my collection.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Every Art ...

I found  this quote by Charles Simic in Dime Store Alchemy - a book of his reflections on Joseph Cornell's work.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My heart is ... an adjective.

My Heart is an Adjective (drypoint etchings and debossing).

Monday, June 9, 2014

Accidental felt.

I knitted this cowl last year with a beautiful grey merino wool. Put it in the washing machine last week and had a big shock when it emerged as a considerably smaller felted scarf. But after a while I decided that I like the felted version better - it fits snugly round my neck in a double loop, and feels warmer.

Then I got bold and decided to wash another piece I knitted last year - a two-toned rectangular shawl knitted on big needles with mohair.  Unfortunately this time it felted kind of uneven - parts of it stuck together most unattractively and had to be pulled apart. I might put a button and loop on to fasten it and use it as a kind of asymmetrical wrap around my shoulders, or maybe I should put it through the machine again and see what happens? Time will tell.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


New work. I think it is finished but it may not be.
Colony (mixed media - teabags, fabric, paint,  magazine and newspaper cutouts, found objects, drypoint etchings, transferred images on cotton, hand and machine stitching)


Monday, May 26, 2014

A Mystery - revealed.

I reworked this piece - adding machine stitching to make it stronger and to reveal the mystery ...

Evoking the mystery (mixed media: tissue and other papers, gauze, found object, drawing, stamping, paint, ink and embroidery threads, hand- and machine stitched)