Welcome to my new website and blog about my work and life as a textile artist. I've been creating textile pieces for many years and having recently moved from Southampton to Hertfordshire and had a baby (just about to turn 2), I am excited to be returning to my work and exploring my new landscape.
Having moved from Southampton I am now in the middle of the countryside, with no seaside, seagulls or seaweed around me. I must admit I am missing the landscape that I know so well and that gave me the colours and textures that inspired my work. I loved the crunch of wet gravel underfoot and the smell of green slushy seaweed that would roll out into the sand when the tide was out. The colours were good enough to eat, if there is such a thing as eating colour.
But onto pastures new and here I am in Harpenden, Hertfordshire surrounded by cricket to watch, fields to explore, starlings to listen to and the 23 minute train into London...which I still haven't been brave enough to attempt with a toddler in tow! I 'm really enjoying my new home, have joined the Harpenden Art Club, taken on an allotment, started bicycling (not cycling; this is slow, stopping to take photos of everything with a picnic in the basket sort of bicycling) and set up a workspace in the attic room. Little one is sleeping predictably and I have a little bit of time in my day to do something creative. Having had quite a break I am a little nervous about getting back into my work again but I think I am mostly excited. I am a stay at home mum so I will need to be disciplined with my free time, mainly working whilst little one is asleep.
I'm not quite sure where to start yet, so thought I would begin a new website to archive my previous work, start afresh and mark off one chapter from another.