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Final Day of Artist Residency at Bergby Konstcenter

The past two weeks, working as Artist in Residence at Bergby Konstcenter, has been very inspiring, productive, thought provoking and down right good fun! As you will have seen through the last 13 posts, the arts centre itself is a … Continue reading

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Moral Compass (Loving you, I need to make a difference)

Happy New Year! Many apologies for the radio silence over the last couple of months but I have continued being busy, busy, busy… Today, I was working with a number of AWAS (All We Are Saying, Artists for Peace) colleagues … Continue reading

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Isaac Rosenberg 1890-1918, hand stitched portrait.

As part of my series of portraits of poets who died during the First World War, I have just completed my third hand stitched portrait. This portrait is of Isaac Rosenberg. Rosenberg came from a deprived, working class background. His parents … 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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Portrait of a Bearded Man W.I.P

In preparation for continuing my series on War Poet portraits (Isaac Rosenberg next), I thought I’d ‘warm up’ my creative skills, which have had a bit of a Christmas slow down, and produce a fun portrait of someone near and dear. … Continue reading

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Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), stiched portrait, finished

This has been a lovely portrait to work on. Through reading about his life, as research for the ideas to be represented in the imagery, finding out how near he lived as a young man to where I grew up, … Continue reading

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Wilfred Owen, stitched portrait started

This week I started my second war poet portrait, this time of Wilfred Owen (1893-1918). He is referred to as the ‘quintessential’ war poet and remarkably, the majority of his poems were written in the last 18 months of his … Continue reading

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Rupert Brooke (1887-1915), stitched portrait

I have today finished my portrait of Rupert Brooke, an English poet, who died during the First World War. He is famous for writing five War Sonnets, including The Soldier and I have hand stitched a section of this poem around the map … Continue reading

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Rupert Brooke, work in progress, stitched portrait

I have started working on what I hope will turn into quite a big project. I intend to make a series of portraits of World War I poets, using fabric and stitching to create the images. I started this one … Continue reading

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