Saturday, 27 October 2012

Near to where I live, there is an underpass which is used by graffiti artists. The work changes regularly and is well done. But I quite like to look at little bits in detail. The other day I passed thru' and there was a very beautiful paint effect, which I'm guessing will be covered over soon if not already.

Earlier in the year I took some photos of the lights which had been covered in paint. These have now been cleaned by the council.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Just beginning to weave, the two warps are spun silk 2ply, both are 40 e.p.i. I'm trying out velvet and plush, all very experimental but I quite like it so far. 

Sunday, 14 October 2012

I'm researching for my 3rd year essay, this is beautiful.

On our way home we passed an interesting looking barn/cafe, so we turned around and went back for a pot of tea for two and a bowl of ice-cream each.

The coffee shop was called Poppylands and is well worth a visit if you happen to be passing. The ice-cream was delicious, and there was a small, quite eccentric gift shop above the cafe.  

The sun was shining yesterday at Horsey Gap. I have a love affair with shadows, and those tiny tender moments that are very easy to miss. I often leave my camera behind but I was with a friend who also photographs, so here are a few small shadows.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Been back at uni for a week now, we have a lovely studio space, light and warm, with windows looking out onto the river right next to it. There's been so much to take in my eyes feel like they are going round in circles, but I'd like to stay grounded and quiet inside, so I'm really trying to hold my centre. 

Last year we didn't really have individual desks which meant our studio often got untidy and difficult to work in. This year we have been given plenty of space and a desk each and the mood is more upbeat, I think, as a result.

I am using British Butterflies and Moths as the starting point for my project work this year and spent several delightful days at the Castle Museum study centre, drawing and photographing butterflies and moths.

The collections I have been drawing from date back to the beginning-middle of the last century. I think that historical context is important to me. I Have also been looking at some beautiful photographs of living butterflies published on the internet, on sites such as and