Drawing Rosie

It’s been a long time away from all things creative. I have just completed a years teacher training course and have learnt a lot but am left tired and somewhat confused. As yet the venture feels inconclusive, no nice beginning middle and end as planned. will I become a teacher? with no job secured for September I have no idea what the future holds.

As I try to gather my thoughts, rest my weary head and come up with a workable solution for myself and my family I have invariably returned to my first love, Art, for answers? solace? who knows, it’s my place, where I always return. This has been confirmed many times receantly by Facebook as it spits back memories from 2 or 3 years ago, yes, you were trying to draw, paint or craft your way out of a hole back then too.

when I screamed out my first memorable tantrum under a school easel aged 4 I knew I wanted to be an Artist and the teacher could insist all she wanted, I was not going to stop painting for a maths lesson !! so early memories of art and teaching, mixed messages, happiness and sadness, misunderstandings and the irrefutable fact that everyone else thought maths more important than Art!

It’s the summer holidays so I started with my daughter, a sometimes available and willing model. I also went back to basics with pencila nd paper. This was good for me, I forced myself to slow down, observe, think and re-connect.





Knitting into summer


Working with my two models to get some shots of my new knitted beanies. Many hours spent testing yarns and working out my patterns to get a good universal size. My younger daughter has a larger head, the hats are designed for an average adult head and will fit from approx. age 10 to 110. I have also been experimenting with acrylic mix yarns for softness, wearability and easy washing. I always used to be quite purist about my yarns, 100% natural fibre only, but these don’t always work best for hats, itchy heads and hand washing don’t suit everyone!IMG_0501IMG_0498IMG_0503


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Time for a change

I am having a huge one off sale in my Etsy shop. It’s time for a change, I’m not closing down just moving in a different direction, so this is a last opportunity to pick up one of my original art pieces at an amazingly reduced price. Happy shopping xx


Just add THANKYOU45 at the checkout to get your discount.IMG_0310

Spring cleaning

   The beginning months of this year have been pretty awful as I have been really ill, I have felt like I’m drowning in a fog of exhaustion, not being able to get things done is incredibly frustrating and depressing, I am not comfortable or even able to rest ( a contributing factor to my becoming so I’ll!) 

So for me to have spent many days in bed unable to stay awake was quite a serious stock taking moment for me. Thankfully I am on the mend and as I rise out of my miserable fog I am very motivated to make changes. First was to sort out the house and my workspace, this is the first time in months I have felt able to get physical with the house! Major furniture moving, all books off bookcase, dusted, discarded, and organised, the same with all my fabric. I have extended my work table in preparation for new projects. Feeling good if just a tiny bit exhausted, it’s time for change! Happy spring cleaning.