Monday, 28 November 2016

Felt pebbles and Carrock Crafts ...

Thank you to Carrock Crafts for using my felt stones to display their lovely jewellery.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Fungi in the back field ...

Left hand column; Artists Bracket (Granoderma applanatum); Willow bracket (Phelinlinus igniarrius) ;
Bleeding broadleaf crust (Stereum rugosum)
Middle column: Turkeytail  (Trametes versicolor) and honey fungus (Armillaria) ; Deadman's fingers ( Xylaria polymorpha) ; Hairy curtain crust (Stereum hirustum) 
Right hand column: Smoky bracket ( Bjerkandera adusta) .

Friday, 25 November 2016

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Allonby linocut...

...the first hand-coloured prints are ready....the photo, the print and the coloured version.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Sea-washed crockery heart..

How can it be so hard to glue some pieces of crockery onto a piece of card? Most of these are from Portnahaven on Islay ...

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Waxwings in Dalston.

A perfect morning - frosty and sunny so off to see the waxwings at Dalston. They were basking in the sunlight - fabulous!



Whooper swans at Whitrigg Bridge, Anthorn.

Lovely to see the swans as dusk began to fall with snow on Skiddaw in the distance.....

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Greenhill - the first craft fair...

A good day at the craft fair today ....possibly Burgh-by-Sands next week, then Mungrisdale, Keswick (hopefully) and Ireby.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Mosaic cards.

Some cards to go with the sea glass and crockery hearts I posted a while back.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Sarah Adams - artist

Delighted to find this artist - and gutted I didn't see any of her work while we were in Cornwall last week. So I've ordered the book and can't wait to look at the work in greater detail.

Bassenthwaite from Binsey

A smaller acrylic painting ...slightly fuzzy as it was dark when I took the photo!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Solway and Hebrides....

Two quick paintings - and the associated mini oils ...both in acrylic so they are ready for Greenhill craft fare next week! (I still prefer oils!)

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Christmas cones ...

Time to get a wiggle on for the craft fares - large hanging cones with baubles, foliage and ribbon - easiest to construct in a mug!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Solway mini paintings ...

2" x 2" mini paintings....some of Criffel looking over the Solway and some of Skiddaw looking over the Solway mosses.