Thursday, 3 May 2012

I can't believe it is so long since I posted, having trouble remembering how to do it.
Have just been involved with a group of artist doing a show about Sunflowers, Sunflowers are the emblem for Epilepsy action, there was some great work.
I grew a lot of sunflower seedlings,they were laid out in a pattern

Guerrilla Sunflowers

Make a donation for a seedling

Then chose a picture from the basket…. Write your name, a message……..

Then take a seedling replacing it with your flower.

 Take your seedling home…. nurture it,

Plant it where it will be seen and give pleasure.

In waste land, by a car park, next to a foot path or the river, your front door, give it to someone as a gift.

Photograph it and email the results to

I will post them on the web site

The pictures they used, this raised lots of money for a good cause, now I am trying to plan a piece of art, a quilt/wall hanging, there were some lovely messages they all need to be used. I also made sunflowers that hung above the seedlings

Some of the other work


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Spent Saturday life draing, we spent most of the day doing 5 min drawings about 30, a fabulous mode, she was really good, I came home exhausted, pleased with a few of my drawings

I would have liked a long time on this pose, to get it finished and the hand right.
                                   I was given this wonderful Blue face wenslydale fleece

                            It makes wonderful felt, i revamped an old coat by making it a collar and cuffs
                            quite pleased with the result and the coat has taken on a new lease of life.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Yesterday I went and saw the Degas exhibition at the Royal Academy, I love some of his painting, especially the pastels, ballerinas are certainly different these days, they were bigger, well better covered not like the tall lean girls of today.

There were a lot of sketches he did for this bronze, and she had real hair, shoes and bodice before she was cast
He as also interested in photography, and many of these and people who inspired him, I just did not realise how early photography started, especially moving film.

In the afternoon I met my niece and her husband at Portcullis House (the building where MPs offices are) The security was amazing to get in, but once in it is an amazing and interesting building.

Paul has a selection of photographs of  MPs on show, which is what we went to see. You can see his work on

I went back with my niece and had wonderful Cauliflower soup for supper.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Though I put the link, I thought I would add a couple of pictures, ever seen a pumpkin used as a gold fish bowl, it's the right colour.
or butternut squash in dress

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Had a really busy day at Farmers' Market, it was pumpkin day, lots of folk came, it did not rain so great sucsess, here is a link to the face book page!/pages/Hildenborough-Farmers-Market/143989122313648

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Back from woolfest, had a good time Saw old friends, wonderful wools some great work. Bought some wonderful Gotland, I just love the colour have plans for a winter coat. I also got some Teaswater, will be interseted to see how it felts also some wonderful Black/grey/brown wensley daale. I really wanted a Blue faced leister fleece but there was't any, I shall have to try else where.