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Life giving bee

The series of artworks I am preparing and making as part of my artists residency at Bergby Konstcenter  in Sweden are part of an interest and a need to make art which makes you question our right to be caretakers of … Continue reading

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Exhibition at Gateshead Civic Centre

I should have blogged about this sooner, but I have only just been able to get images of the pieces up and the lighting was quite heavy, so the photos aren’t great. So, I do apologise. I was asked if … Continue reading

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Centenary of the death of Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. Extract from The Soldier, 1914. Today, at 4.46 pm, 100 years ago, the poet Rupert Brooke died of … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Green Man. Finished!

This has turned into a much more detailed project than I had originally planned. Started as a portrait of my husband and just to be a ‘bearded man’, he’s evolved into something else. On some of my previous blogs, you … Continue reading

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W.I.P Potrait of a Green Man, week 2

Sometimes there are rapid changes to this portrait, other times it can be terribly slow and frustrating. I am very happy with the stage I am currently at but have plans for further embellishment. Below is close-up of the cap, … Continue reading

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Rupert Brooke portrait, work in progress, hand stitching (3)

                                Details of the hand sewn flowers on the portrait, including hollyhocks, hibiscus, lilacs and olive leaves. Once I have finished hand sewing the details, I will then decide whether to paint a gentle wash over the colours in … Continue reading

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Rupert Brooke, work in progress, hand stitching (2)

Now that I have hand stitched the words from the first verse of The Soldier, from the 1914 series of War Poems, I have started to plan the next the next phase in my stitching. I have decided to add … Continue reading

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