The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Such a great visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan today. A serious amount of ferns to enjoy and a great sense of escape in the jungle area! I enjoyed finding so many varied textures, patterns and observing the changing colours of the leaves. Ferns…

Painting Pots like Picasso!

Painting Pots like Picasso!

Prompted by TheTate, London’s get creative like an artist projects and keen to get my 92 year old a Father doing something creative today, we started painting flower pots. At first he was a bit lost with this free style way of painting, but by…

Gelli Printed Textures

Gelli Printed Textures

Using just black acrylic paint and a gelplate, a session of finding textures using found objects is a great way to free up and enjoy the process. I like it because it is so easy and quick to get interesting results, great for building a…

My collection of Printing Tools and Inspiration.

My collection of Printing Tools and Inspiration.

These are just part of my collection of potato mashers, rollers, old wool reels, waffle stamps etc. I can’t resist collecting them when I see a new pattern potential, often from car boots or charity shops, it’s surprising how many different designs you can find.…

Collage work with Gel Printed Papers

Collage work with Gel Printed Papers

I have been enjoying printing papers using my gel plate for some years now and find this simple way to play with colours, patterns and shapes so appealing. My pile of printed papers has grown and I find a therapeutic way of using the less…