Inspiration

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Inspiration

I get asked where my inspiration comes from, where do I get the ideas for colourways and designs. Quite often an idea just “comes” to me, and over time it develops in my mind, I give it a title and then create it. But other times I need to look for something to inspire me […]

Californian Trip

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in blog | No Comments
Californian Trip

Some of you may know that I am involved in an online world. I enjoy it immensely and over the years have met so many different people from all over the world. There are two people I have met online who have become very close friends and in September I decided it was time to […]

magneticdirections.com

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in blog | No Comments
magneticdirections.com

My niece Anna Doyle, is a hugely talented photographer and has recently set up a website to showcase her images and writing…magneticdirections.com       As well as her portrait photos, she experiments with photography techniques, manipulating and enhancing the image, so the end result is a beautiful and unique photo.         […]

Melbourne & Jean Paul Gaultier

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Melbourne & Jean Paul Gaultier

Recently, I was in Melbourne for a short break to catch up with family and the timing couldn’t have been better. The Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition was on at the National Gallery of Victoria, the only place in the Asia/Pacific region to be showcasing this wonderful exhibition. Jean Paul Gaultier is a name synonymous with […]

Designing

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in blog | No Comments
Designing

Quite often I get asked how do I actually design a piece. Every creative person has a different approach to the way they design. For me, if it is an exhibition piece, the germination of an idea will just come, then the design starts building. It’s not often that I sit down with my sketchbook […]

Demise Of The Little Shop

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in blog | 3 Comments
Demise Of The Little Shop

One thing I noticed on my recent trip to Sydney, especially in the city centre, was how many of the small boutique style shops and galleries had closed. There is a sameness inĀ  a lot of big centres now with malls and franchises taking so much business away from the small shop owner, that it […]

Mr Finch ~ “Textile artist who lives in a fairytale world”

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in blog | No Comments
Mr Finch  ~  “Textile artist who lives in a fairytale world”

Fairytale foxes, sleeping hares, flitting moths and other forest dwellers…welcome to the world of Mr Finch. I absolutely love this gentleman’s work and he is one of my favourite textile artists. He uses mainly recycled materials, a threadbare wedding dress, velvet curtains from an old hotel, vintage embroidered linens to create his highly detailed pieces. […]

Sydney Trip

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in blog | 3 Comments
Sydney Trip

What a wonderful time I had in Sydney, catching up with my family, meeting my new great nephew, seeing old friends and making new ones. Not to mention the exhibitions, festivals, beaches, mountains, food and wine! One reason I went at this time of the year, was to see the Vivid Festival in Sydney. Buildings […]

Cover up Exhibition

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in blog | 2 Comments
Cover up Exhibition

  One of the great joys for me of being a working craftsperson, is the challenge and enjoyment of creating pieces for exhibition. These pieces are a labour of love and created for the sheer pleasure of making them. A few months ago I was asked to be part of the Cover Up exhibition at […]

Laugh, smile & be happy.

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in blog | No Comments
Laugh, smile & be happy.

When I made the website, my friend who helped me said I would need a blog. My first reaction was nooooo, then I found once I started, I enjoyed writing a blog. I assumed that my posts would all be about textile related subjects, but I think it may veer off into other subjects as […]