Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Mycelium growing outside house

Mycelium growing


had to build workbench first., Whoops, 


Acrylic has arrived and fixing templates prior to cutting out with a smart borrowed jigsaw and acrylic cutting blades, and help from Bumble, 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Broderers Meeting last Friday...

A few 'snaps' from our Meeting last Friday - thanks to Steph for the pics!
We always mean to take more pics at meetings and will make this a focus for the future

Susi's prayer flags and Carolyn's seagulls alongside our newly printed postcards for Nature in Art
which we are starting to distribute .....

Monday, 20 April 2015

Lansdown Hall and Gallery
Stroud GL5 1BB
Tuesday 5 May - Sat 23 May
Tuesday - Saturday 10.30 - 4.30
Sunday 12 noon - 4.00
This will be a very thought provoking exhibition by our colleagues in the textile group Quinary

Thursday, 16 April 2015

RWA Drawn Exhibtion

Sometimes some bravery and risk brings truly surprising and affirming results..
Drawn is the current juried Exhibition at the RWA
The following RWA text about the Exhibition inspired me to take a deep breath and just give it a try!
Drawn, continuing to raise the profile of drawing as both an autonomous discipline and an interdisciplinary tool. As a means of communication and navigation, drawing has taken on a universality and accessibility unlike any other medium. It is a building block of creativity, key to the visualisation and translation of ideas and practices, fundamental in making, doing, testing, designing, thinking, playing and living....
Submissions have been invited from artists who either draw or explore the concept of drawing in their work, including illustrators, videographers, sculptors, printers, embroiderers, typographers, animators and architects, presenting a multidisciplinary approach to this resurging medium.
I entered a triptych of drawings first shown at Musgrove Hospital as part of the BB Exhibition 'Mending My Ways' - about healing hands - and hand washing in hospitals.
Thank you to all the BB's whose encouragement and support gives such confidence and affirmation...
Huge congratulations to Julie Heaton - a new BB whose work is also on show and Julie has blogged about it here
The wonderful Drawing On is a real delight and inspiration - do go if you can - on till June 7th!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Linda is working on a long landscape piece inspired by Berber symbols. She is making all the doorways and windows by layering up fabrics, gesso, scrim and paint - making large pieces so she can select areas to cut and apply to the journey piece.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Drawn at the RWA

Recently I entered Drawn, at the RWA, a biennial open submission which aims to promote the profile of drawing through many mediums. This is the second time that I have successfully had a drawing selected and is especially rewarding because the wonderful gallery is in my home town of Bristol. The title of my piece is The Bristol 2 Litre Engine (2014). 

The Bristol 2 Litre Engine, 2014

The exhibition contains many wonderful drawings to view: some are obsessively drawn and easily recognised as drawing, others draw with words or use scribbled lines to make images on used rail travel cards. At the back of the gallery are architectural drawings which appear to have been  made for BBC's current series Banished. It would have been good to see some sculpture or site specific installations but there is still plenty to enjoy and will require more than one visit to fully enjoy.

Main gallery, RWA, Bristol

Drawn 2015 runs until 7th June.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015


On Saturday I visited a fabulous drawing exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol called 'Drawn'. It is well worth seeing.

We are very lucky to have two of our members represented in this exhibition; Susi Bancroft and Julie Heaton - their work looks fabulous and is of course the best there.

Well done girls in having the courage to submit a textile for a drawing exhibition.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

wigeon- inside out envelope

The next inside out envelope- this one of wigeon grazing in the fields at Slimbridge. I managed to get a good closeup photo from the bottom of the Holden tower hide. Crayon d'Ache on a brown envelope.