Thursday, 27 July 2017


As my efforts to paint silk again during the last year have become quite frustrated, some months ago I bought some watercolour paper and started painting watercolours. I realised I really miss using colour. I started lots, have so many Ideas.. but have to go slowly when I ocasionally find the tranquility to get them out (usually when the boys have gone to bed). Some are patterns, some have geometry, some have square kufi script in the middle. Any excuse to colourplay! I go slowly adding layers or expanding..  I'm hoping at least to have a few presents, a new colleciton of cards and a grand new collection of patterns from them all! Here is a preview.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Another pattern

I'm sure this one will be selected for one of my new little cards! It would also make a lovely quilt... 
The original is painted in watercolours, then I digitally modified and doubled up.

Thursday, 20 July 2017


And here are some pictures of our results! My 6 year old really enjoyed doing this, even though I had to help him a lot. My 3 year old, enjoyed me making one for him too.. but had not much interest in trying after the first cross.

And of course, already being used in their kitchen!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Using our morning glory

As our morning glory tries to win the battle and grow everywhere I find myself cutting and pulling its long crawly climbers quite regularly around our garden. I've often admired the spirals and spring shapes it winds itself into around the other plants. Its quite amazing really, as most climbers are when you look at them closely. This time however, we used these bits to do a little weaving. 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Adventures in to geometry

I find it very satisfying to complete a geometric pattern. I received a lesson to build an eight point rosette some time ago and ever since I have occasionally been looking for new lessons to construct. I have worked with grids and tesselations before, but now I'm searching to learn sacred geometry and Islamic patterns. I'm sure geometry will have more of a presence in my work from now on. This is an open door to a whole new world of patterns!