butterflies on canvas



Colours, Patterns, Textures

I am taking it as a given that you now all know about Pinterest, the virtual web based scrapbook, if you don’t please take a look and get involved.  Beware, it is highly addictive!! 😉  I previously wrote about my new found love of Pinterest here.

If you already follow me over on Pinterest you will know one of the favourite boards I have created is ‘Colours, Patterns, Textures‘.  I pin A LOT on that board!  I pin a wide range of images,  that I enjoy, and find inspiring.  This board then allows me, and anyone else who would like, to go back and revisit them whenever a burst of inspiration is required, or just a feast for the eyes.  I am continually adding to this board, usually on a Sunday morning over a cup of tea!

I did think about splitting up this board, but I found it impossible to distinguish which of the 3 elements above, some pictures solely fell into.  So I am going to stick with it as it is, and not going to confuse things!  The title says it all and flicking through these images is such a joy for me, and hopefully you too!

The images come from a wide range of sources, and depict a wide range of subjects.  From geometric paintings, to close up images of nature.  From elements of architecture to a masterpiece of woven fabric.  It is incredible where beauty can be found and captured.  I plan to start a series of posts on here with my own images and photographs that can be filed under the above title, that I hope you enjoy.  But first I thought I had better introduce the board to you!

Below are a very select group of images taken from my board.  Please head on over and have a look at the rest!  I would love it if you followed me over there, and kept up to date with my discoveries.  Also, if you know of any boards you think I would be interested in I would love to know about them, please leave a comment below and I will take a look!

pinterest collage

Image links from left to right-
Row 1 – Anish Kapoor, Honeycomb, Austin Minis
Row 2 – Purl BeeElise Djo-BourgeoisLászló Moholy-Nagy
Row 3 – Neon-neutral, Margo Selby bespoke Rugs,  luli sanchez

Experiments with watercolour

OYT- watercolour gem card

Over the next few weeks I will be taking the time to catch up on the blog with some pieces that I have been making but haven’t managed to post about on here!

I have had a little experiment with using different media. Immediately drawn to trying watercolours as a background to the thread work, I was excited by the contrast these could provide. I wanted the watercolour background to be colourful, free flowing, and fluid. The stitching over the top is strong, black, angular. Both elements strong, and in contrasting with each other they emphasise the others qualities. Hopefully adding interest and a different dimension to my work.  I think I need to work on my watercolour skills a bit more though (and my photography!!!)

I am looking forward to experimenting a bit more with different materials, and I hope to have some things available for you to buy at some point soon!

Watch this space! 😉

oneyellowteapot-watercolourcard close up

OYT- watercolour collage

A little Gem

I produced this piece as a card for my In Laws’ Ruby Wedding Anniversary. They loved it and I was very pleased with the result! I plan to scale it up and create a much larger piece for the wall, look at different colours and have a play!

Iigem 2gem 3gem 1

If you are interested in any of my work please get in touch using the contact form here on my website, 
I would love to hear from you!

A little butterfly

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend!

For those of you that don’t follow Catherine from Studio Hunting Bears on Instagram (first of all you really should!) you will have missed a picture of this card I made for her last week.  I wanted to send her a little something to say a huge thank you for supporting my work and for being such a fab person!

What else could I produce, but a butterfly, for our Flutterbymama!!