Thursday, 9 July 2015

Creative Process



Feeling more settled has, I think, has helped with my creative process. I am engrossed in the process of photocopying foraged skeletal leaves, drawing with needle point, and singeing these large textured images. All these processes fulfil my need to be out in the environment, the excitement of searching and finding, physical process of piercing to form texture and the tension that is created between not letting the paper actually burn..............I am in my element!


2 years on...........



My little haven! Its been nearly two years since I moved to my new home...its taken a while to feel settled but now 2 years on I think things are coming together. The garden is looking lush and plants are growing well in the raised bed I made. The ground is solid clay and rubble so it is not easy to plant just anything, but its amazing what you can do with well rotted woodchip and lots of  plants in pots!

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Excited about my new process!

Feel really good about this new process I have been working on. Low-fi materials, simple reproduction of images and drawing with a needle are brought together to produce beautiful work that enables me to use light to the works advantage. I will explore and incorporate physical aspects of   the elements some more within this work.  

Monday, 9 February 2015

Dismantling of a willow den!

This willow den had become a little lopsided due to its original design. I decided it was time to take it down and give the main willow rods a new lease of life. There's nothing much left at the moment but once spring arrives the hope is the willow will again begin to grow and another den will develop from these main struts, 

Friday, 6 February 2015

Frost drawings

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Doodles, exploration, ideas!

I struggle to settle on one idea and go from one thought to the other! I love the fluid, free expressive outcomes of my sketch books; maybe these are my art pieces???

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Putting down roots!


 Roll on summer! It has been just over a year since I moved to my new home. These photos shows the progress I made in my garden last year. The ground is pure clay, digging into the land is as difficult as it gets. I designed a raised bed using the materials already available to me left by the previous owner.
                                                         JANUARY 2015
This is how it is looking now! I am always in awe of the seasons and the way nature takes a hold destroying the vegetation dramatically only to resurface as the temperature rises in spring.