As the sunshine starts to appear and it's time to get outside and tend to my garden (a newfound activity) I have been inspired and encouraged by 3 gorgeous gardens that I have come across in the last month - take a look and I hope you enjoy the images below
I took particular interest in the collaboration between Chelsea Flower Show and Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens celebrating the senses
Of particular interest was
I recently travelled to the magical city of Marrakesh for some inspiration and R&R
Marrakesh has a special place in my creative heart as I first visited here in the very early stages of my journey into discovering art and design.
During my first year on the foundation for art and design we were taken on a trip here and this was an amazing experience for me that co-incided with my 40th birthday.
Prism is an international group creating textiles and mixed media work
The RBSA is set in the charming setting of St Pauls Square in the old jewelery quarter of Birmingham city centre
The exhibition covered a wide variety of media, all be they were connected by thread and also a huge variety of sometimes very personal subject matter.
The diversity of the international textile artists was enhanced by meeting and chatting with a couple of them as shown
I am currently working on the refurbishment of a 5 * guest house in Tintagel Cornwall. The initial sketch book work commissioned was to research the local mining history and geological links throughhout the area.
The work below shows my process from generic research to sketch book investigation onto more developed design work....
Alongside the research and textile design development I have also explored colours