March 12, 2013
Awoke to stillness again, the dead hush that only snow can bring……. so peacful. A wintry white blanket with snow swirling in the blustery wind. Not a day to venture out. thank goodness work is no more than 30 paces away from my front door !
So where does the change come in ! well I have been sewing, sewing a quilt, still not finished, so many squares and rectangles to sew, I am beginning to get bored of sitting at the machine. So this evening in quiet meditation practice, I just took a pencil and let it roam around the page. shapes were forming, I shaded and moulded them and hey presto this is what materialised. A complete change to sewing, just me, stillness, pencil and paper and The Mother Tree
July 31, 2011
November 17, 2010
Fantastic use of paper, so delicate and whimsical, love them
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September 15, 2010
Its been on my mind now for some time, the momentum is building………….. I receive so many wonderful posts and emails about the papercut gardens I produce, it seems there is a great demand for me to put all my knowledge down on paper and produce a “how to” book. I dont really know how to go about it, but where there is will there is a way and if I put my mind to it, it will happen.
When I initially make these “gardens” I never imagined they would ignite such a positive global response………. I knew they were magical, as I made each flower and blew in a prayer of gratitude , that something bigger than each flower was happening, they were “made with love”. If I could impart this same enthusiasm, the same love and gratitude that I feel when I cut and paste all the petals together into the hands of everyone who will read the book, then I will be a very happy lady.
So I am putting this out to the universe!! anyone out there who has any ideas or suggestions on how to go about this then I am open to receive…………….
February 16, 2010
January 5, 2010
December 13, 2009
Wonderfully creative use of paper
October 4, 2009
Marjorie Rose was my grandmother
an amazing woman who passed on her gift of creativity to me. Shoe no.8 is dedicated to her memory. Handmade in paper and tissue printed with images of my grandmother as a young child. Have so many happy memories of her, a fantastic cook, made absoloutely everything from her clothes to summer and winter soft furnishings. Made clothes for me as a child and always an identical dress or coat for my doll. Wedding dresses, wedding cakes, christmas cakes and puddings, christmas crackers, tree decorations, surreal savoury birthday parties for me to curried eggs and pineapple upside down cake. She was a treasure, died back in 1987 and buried locally.
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September 22, 2009
September 20, 2009
red toile, black shoes, red toile dress, red, blood, engorged, emphatic, enlivened. my version of toile in carolean red!
see HERE made into a shoe, handmade in paper and printed tissue paper
August 30, 2009
This lady from Rio has been in inspiration to me, her cut paper work inspired me to get going with my own work at the end of 2008. However since then Analus’ work has moved in many and colourful directions, this piece made me smile so much that I wanted for myself. WIth Analu’s permission I have downloaded and printed it out and its destined to be framed and hung in my home.
August 8, 2009
August 1, 2009
The deadline is getting close, the pressure is on , i have flowers coming out of my ears. Why is it I do best under pressure? I have had months to get this project off the ground, all the ideas percolating around inside until I come up with something that just “feels right”. With the deadline looming I am forced to make a decison and when I do I feel a mixture or elation and peace. My body acts out what my heart is telling me, this is the one!!!!!! this is it, a real sense of calm and wellbeing resides, the anxiety of getting it right subsides and off I go, it all seem quite effortless once I start.
I adore roses, so its no surprise that my hands have cut, crimped and glued many today!! They look so fragile but at the same time so robust!!, there heady perfume and profuse flowering habits fill me with joy. My favourite perfume which I wear all he time is Rose Absolue. It is said the Cleopatra laid a thick carpet 2 feet thick of rose petals for a banquette given for Mark Anthony………..
I am also filling some perspex boxes with a swarm of butterflys, about 350 in all. Then three large trees, one tree per perspex box. Oh my get a move on CAROL……. no time to write blogs
Todays abundance below
February 3, 2009
abundance, I love that word it conjures up so much in my mind………… picture no 3, the tree is now in the fullness of its green summer coat and the fruits of the pollinated flowers are beginning to grow. Mother earth is working hard now and is in full flow……..