Just finished the quilt I have made for an exhibition with other students of Pat Archibald in Edinburgh in August .The inspiration was a poem by Lemn Sissey ” let there be peace”. The poem is full of wonderful images from magpies to dancing skeletons and Ethiopia to fireworks. the group produced incredibly varied pieces. When it is hung I will post some images .

Nancy Crow in La Falera

Another amazing masterclass with Nancy. Hard work but as always inspirational. I tried new ideas about figure ground composition – and colour-we made 14 quilts ranging in size from 20 inches square to 5 foot by six foot. and ways of looking and learnt a lot. Lucky to have such a great group and to be able to work in such a beautiful place. And for the first time in the six years I have been coming another Brit came and I think enjoyed it.

10 days in Japan

Just back after spending 10 days in Japan over Easter. Cherry blossom time and also some wonderful exhibitions of scroll paintings (combining both beauty and some wonderfully comic scenes). We also met and had dinner with a Meiko (training to be a Geisha, a five year process) and two Deiko (or Geisha). Their dances where all of the emotion and story is through the hand and body movements (their feet always remain on the ground).

While in Japan we visited one of the main shibori dyeing towns where I found some wonderful fabric and I also bought some pieces of vintage kimonos from a shop in Tokyo which I can never resist visiting.

As I always do, I took both my paints and scissors and glue and made a series of collages as inspiration for future projects. Our daughter came with us and her stylish hats and dramatic art student black and white clothes may also inspire a quilt!

I’ve have been juried in to the SAQA Exhibition

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