Dye play

Its been a week of changeable weather this week with some days heavy rain and others very hot..autumn approaching.  I have been playing around with indigo dye again and made this little pinafore dress to wear which I love. My son loved playing with the dye too jackson pollack style and made some tie dye tshirts.  I think the blues inspired the watercolour I have done this week..its all about unitarianism with its no creeds or dogma..to read the full poem click here.

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quiet meditative art

Well its coming to the last week of the school summer holidays so I havent had much time to blog as I sort out everything for the start of school next week for my sons.  To me September is always the start of a new year not January!

I always like to use very pale subtle colours to accompany the meditative poetry of Philip Waldron..click here to read the poems.

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blackbird in the sun


playing with paint this morning inspired by the sun and the blackbird in my garden for the mix it monthly challenge. I have always liked the use of yellows in van goghs paintings so have used lots of yellow in this fun piece painted with my fingers


finished a rag rug last night..it was one of those unfinished projects that I had for awhile..made out of old shirts, jeans and tshirts..very cosy though and glad I managed to finish it at last.

Blackberries, wool and humility


A week of picking blackberries, making cakes and looking at the beautiful passionflower in my garden.  I have also been using the jacobs fleece I bought recently to make a felted rose for my hat, some beads to wear and a little coaster for my coffee..love the natural colours and working with raw wool.  I painted this watercolour early this morning and the words read:

Humility, the Mother of all virtues, will liberate us from ourselves.

to read the rest of the poem and see a bigger version of the painting please click here.

Happy Paint Party Friday