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Ebb & Flow- the textiles show |6th – 22nd October

The theme of Ebb & Flow is not limited to the movements of the sea where the ebb is the outgoing phase, when the tide drains away from the shore; and the flow is the incoming phase when water rises again. The terms are also common in figurative use such as ‘to come and go’, […]

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Salt-it is a hard life

The current snowy conditions in England reminded me of the people of the salt marshes of The Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India. They live with their feet in salty water processing the salt to remove the water preparing it for commercial and industrial such as dishwashers and roads. The children were so welcoming it was heart warming […]

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Red Arrows over the sea

I was able to see the Red Arrows display team perform a spectacular display over the sea at Hastings, East Sussex. The sea and sky were blue and showed off the colourful plumes with a perfect effect left after the planes had made their amazing moves. The most wonderful I was not able to capture on […]

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Hastings Pirate day world record won

Today on a packed Hastings, East Sussex beach the world record for the largest number of pirates was broken and taken back from Penzance. Over 14,000 pirates were present and dressed in wonderful costumes for the occasion. The sun was shining after all the rain and it was great fun to be part of this spectacular […]

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Plaited basket workshop

I recently tutored a plaited basket workshop in West Sussex. Here are some of the wonderful baskets made on the day. I will be teaching this technique soon in Bexhill and Hastings. Contact me for details. ‘Inspiring and fun workshop using recycled materials using  traditional techniques. Lots of ideas to make baskets in all shapes and […]

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Jerwood-Pallant-Towner

I have had a wonderful couple of days visiting the art galleries along the south coast of England. I started in Chichester at Pallant House. The exhibitions are varied and celebrate the work of the Festival Theatre over the last 50 years with wonderful costume and set designs. The photos of Lucien Freud by David […]

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Identity Exhibition taster

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Daily drawing

Every day since the start of 2012 I have made a drawing. It is a great way to start the day and to focus my mind on looking closely at objects. At the moment I am looking at flowers. Spring is a wonderful time for fabulously shaped blooms.

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