Thursday, 28 October 2010


as some of you know i spend some of my working week here with people with sight loss and other learning and physical disabilities.

it's an inspiring place to be.
this jewellery and mirror made from found objects wrapped in wire is the work of one of the art makers at the centre who has developed his own way of twisting and threading to produce
some amazingly textural forms.
he is completely blind.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

art day

there are some days when you just have t0 put aside 'other things' like tax returns, work, worries and boring chores and just get on with some art. for some people not having enough ideas about what to do is a problem .. for me its having too many ideas, too many things to finish, too many things to start, too many materials, too many techniques, too many ways of working. in situations like these i have to just sit down and get on with it, something, anything. i just pick up some materials that are closest to hand and just start. maybe i'll start sticking or painting or drawing or cutting or sewing or knitting. i did this today because it feels like ages that i've been faffing around doing 'other things' and it feels good just to have spent a couple of hours putting a few layers down. finishing them? ahh now that's another story.

Monday, 4 October 2010

random things that caught my eye

frosted patterned glass

flourescent (yes flourescent) orange truck PHWooRR

spanish style villa (going cheap apparently)

weathered plastic post with Lychen

my lovely dad's footwear (he's got to be one of the coolest octogenarians on the planet)