Saturday, 29 December 2007

Closing Down?


Well, no, not quite. I have decided to use this particular blog in a different way, though. I intend to move the pieces that are advertised here onto Etsy, and to use this blog to talk about life on Etsy, and some of the wonderful people that I've met in the short three months I've been there.

For example, I've traded several of my pieces for other peoples' work; the cloth in the last blog post here, along with another piece has gone off to the US, traded for a couple of bags from Sue of SueStitches She makes wonderful things! And a painting went off to the US in return for a beautiful necklace! Selling is good...but trading is good, too! I'm always prepared to consider a trade, if you have an etsy shop, convo me to discuss it!

Saturday, 1 December 2007

For Sale On Etsy....




this lovely piece of hand dyed cotton, high quality poplin, high thread count...check it out here
More writing when I've got over the flu...sob, cough, splutter!

Sunday, 21 October 2007

ACEO : Floral Attraction



ACEO stands for 'Art Cards, Editions and Originals'. They are a standard size (2.5" by 3.5"), and are a great way of buying a piece of original art at a very low price.

Floral Attraction is a collaged card made from hand dyed tissue papers, with found images, hand stamped and mounted on heavy watercolour paper. It could be kept in a plastic wallet as part of a larger collection, or mounted/framed as you wish.


Colours may vary from monitor to monitor, but the photographs are taken in natural light with care to reproduce the reality as closely as possible. I work in a smoke free environment, though I do live with cats. Any cat hair included comes at no extra charge!


Starry Night is signed and dated, costs £3 with UK postage of £1.50, please click on the paypal logo below to purchase. International customers are very welcome, please email me direct to discuss postage; I will send you an individual invoice through Paypal.







ACEO ; Starry Night.


ACEO stands for 'Art Cards, Editions and Originals'. They are a standard size (2.5" by 3.5"), and are a great way of buying a piece of original art at a very low price.

Starry Night is a collaged card made from hand dyed tissue papers, with sequins, mounted on heavy watercolour paper. It could be kept in a plastic wallet as part of a larger collection, or mounted/framed as you wish.


Colours may vary from monitor to monitor, but the photographs are taken in natural light with care to reproduce the reality as closely as possible. I work in a smoke free environment, though I do live with cats. Any cat hair included comes at no extra charge!


Starry Night is signed and dated, costs £3 with UK postage of £1.50, please click on the paypal logo below to purchase. International customers are very welcome, please email me direct to discuss postage; I will send you an individual invoice through Paypal.






Friday, 12 October 2007

Original Collage : Garden Of The Soul


This little collage comes ready to frame, or could be displayed as is on a mini easel or plate stand. The background is a manipulated digital image, partially altered with watercolour paint; the arch is from a photo taken at Castle Acre in Norfolk, plus additional found images and a small embroidered motif.

The piece costs £18 plus postage. In the UK, postage will be £2.50; overseas buyers, please contact me direct for a quote; you will be invoiced separately. UK buyers, please click the Paypal button to make your purchase.

If you have any questions about the work, please feel free to email me direct.





Thursday, 11 October 2007

ACEO : Blue Fragments SOLD



ACEO stands for 'Art Cards, Editions and Originals'. They are a standard size (2.5" by 3.5"), and are a great way of buying a piece of original art at a very low price.

Blue Fragment is an ACEO, the first picture is the whole piece, the second, a detail.
Blue Fragment is made from a portion of a larger original linocut, which has been altered slightly, using a wash of paint. It is signed and dated, with artist information on the back. It could be kept in a plastic wallet as part of a larger collection, or mounted/framed as you wish.


Colours may vary from monitor to monitor, but the photographs are taken in natural light with care to reproduce the reality as closely as possible.

This ACEO costs £3, with £1.50 shipping in the UK. It is sent in a padded envelope encased in plastic for protection. UK buyers, please use the paypal button below. Overseas buyers are welcome, please email me direct for a quote for shipping, and I'll invoice you separately.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Autumn Earth


Autumn Earth is a small art quilt 6" by 8", ready for framing or mounting as you prefer. It is made from tissue paper hand painted with acrylic paints, then covered with hand dyed lutradur, mounted on pelmet Vilene and stitched. Click on the photos for a larger image.

This small work costs £10 plus £1.50 postage in the UK. I accept sterling cheques or payment by Paypal by clicking the button below. Overseas customers are welcome, please contact me direct for information on shipping costs; I will invoice you separately using PayPal.








Friday, 28 September 2007

Cipher




A textile piece made using the embellisher on black velveteen, with machine stitching in metallic thread. It belongs to the 'In More Than One Language' series of work. It comes ready to frame or mount as you prefer, but I would recommend framing; metallic thread is somewhat delicate.

Cipher measures 8" by 15" and costs £40, plus £1.50 postage in the UK. I accept sterling cheques or payment by Paypal; overseas customers are welcome, please contact me direct for information on shipping costs; I will invoice you separately using PayPal.





Poppy Power and Pretty In Pink...



are both featured on my main blog today. They are both offered for sale on Etsy; just click on the link for more details.

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Hand Dyed Fabric : Three Fat Eighths

Three Fat Eighths (9" by 11") in complementary colours, great for adding to your stash, for trying out hand dyes for the first time, or for applique; the colour variations in hand dyes make them ideal for using in applique, as many colours can appear in one piece of fabric. Colours may vary from screen to screen, but the photographs were taken in natural light, and are a very good representation of the colours.
The cloth is cotton poplin, with a high thread count, ideal for machine quilting. Click on each picture to get a larger image.

All of my hand dyes are unique, all are washed and rinsed multiple times to avoid dye runs; however, I do recommend that you wash them before you use them if the project will be washed.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you have about these handdyes.

The cost of these three fat eighths is £5.00, with £1.50 postage in the UK. If you are based elsewhere, please contact me direct for details (email address is in my profile). At present, I only accept PayPal from overseas buyers, but will accept sterling cheques in the UK; to purchase using PayPal, please use the buttons below. To purchase by cheque, please contact me by email.

NOTES :

I work in a smoke free environment, but share my space with four cats. I do my best not to get any cat hair in packages; any that is there, is free of charge!











Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Abstracted I



Abstracted I is a postcard sized art quilt, made from hand painted and dyed cotton, stitched with rayon threads and edged with metallic thread. It fits any postcard sized standard frame, or may be mounted on canvas, whatever you choose to do.

Abstracted costs £7, with £1.50 postage in the UK. If you are based elsewhere, please contact me direct for details (email address is in my profile). At present, I only accept PayPal; to purchase, please use the buttons below.

NOTES :
All of my work is one of a kind, from tiny postcards to large paintings. I never make the same thing twice, though I do work in series, so I will work with the abstracted theme again.
I work in a smoke free environment, but share my space with four cats. I do my best not to get any cat hair in packages; any that is there, is free of charge!