I was sharing in a bit of stitching with my mum last week and in truth when I have a needle in my hand or am behind my sewing machine..a basic 20yr plus Brother model ,.that is where i feel comfortable…
My sewing room can on ocassion get a tidy up but hey if i am working it cannnot look perfect.. so where did I put those pins ??
Oh yes an upgrade for my Needles and Pins !
All the wet weather of the last two weeks put me in mind of The Perfect Summer’s Day…
July 2011 I went out on the water off Hook Head, Ireland , three generations enjoyed a blissful and idylic day watching The Tall Ships leave Warerford Harbour.
I was inspired by some of the photos and created the work below for Seascapes a Craft Council Exhibition.however it did not make the cut …
Hand Embroidered Multi media work in Large Oak frame.
While reading a book Out of our Minds by Sir Ken Robinson I was inspired by his quote that.. ‘ Creativity is.. Applied Imagination..’
The quote and chapter explored the difference between having ideas, using your skills and application of original ideas….how not every idea is a new one !!
I produced this work this spring inspired by ..The Idea , The Tools and The Skill .. all culminating together in creativity..
Custom-made oak letter box with hand stitched postcards using some digital print, This work was inspired by the frequent seascapes recieved as postcards…………sharing moments, stories, memories and views of sea and sky ..and how these postcards can flow through our door as if mirroring the flotsum rollimg in on the strand.