Wednesday, 26 March 2014


We just couldn't be without any longer. So on Sunday Mr T and I went to visit the brilliant Animals at Risk Shelter to have a look at who was there. Roaming around the immaculate garden must be a dozen or so residents who cannot be re-homed for various reasons, cats with illnesses, injuries or bad habits. Then there were the one year olds that had grown up at the shelter, various variations of white with black splodges. At the end of the garden we visited the lost or abandoned cats in individual runs and one of them - you can guess who, jumped down from his bed and immediately started rubbing himself around Mr T's finger poking through the wire. From then on there was no question of who was coming home with us - we had been chosen! We think we have named him Mungo, we cannot come up with anything else. References to T.S. Elliot and Mungo Jerry the early70's rock band. He was abandoned outside some flats which have been demolished. However he is well behaved and well mannered - well he has been so far.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Spectrum show

 Just a quick post to give you a glimpse of the exhibition which was put together on Monday. It is now on view in the shop until 5th April. We will be there on Saturday for a not so Private View, all are invited. The picture montage doesn't give it justice and there were a few minor adjustments to be made.

Since Laura Kemshall  posted a picture of my cushions on her blog, I have gained a few followers. So welcome and you are a good incentive for me to blog a bit more frequently, although you can find me on Facebook too. 
The prints were made of three paintings I did. I have all three up for sale in the exhibition. 
Meanwhile I managed to finish this piece for the show ...
and I have been stamping, stencilling and gelli printing fabric for another project.

I do hope some of you can make it on Saturday, 


Saturday, 8 March 2014

March catch up and invitation.

Busy, busy busy as we all seem to be, but here is a quick catch up on what's been going on…

On the 17th of February we celebrated our 35th wedding Anniversary with a casual get together with our friends.  Unfortunately my sister broke down on the M25 and had to be towed home so didn't make it.

 On Monday we are setting up at Art Van Go for Spectrum's exhibition.
I am a new member but have been invited to put in some of my work.

Hopefully there will be room for some of my cushions...

…and at long last I have finished this little piece.

Meanwhile I have been drawing goldfinches which we have lots of in our garden.

 And on my 'design wall' I have some hand dyed fabric and papers with an idea for an amaryllis inspired piece.  I want to do a bit of printing and stencilling before I begin.

I am coming to terms with the fact that I am a long term creator when it comes to finishing pieces, but that's fine. So this may be resolved next autumn!!

I spotted these two in the garden this afternoon - exploring the limitations of my phone camera, this is cropped quoted a bit, but the resolution is pretty good.
Shield bug and ladybird.

It would be lovely to see you at Art Van Go next Saturday for the Private View.  
Tea and cake will be served.
Otherwise, Art Van Go is always worth a visit so don't forget to pop into the exhibition while you're there.