Wednesday, 24 February 2010


Are you ready for Spring? Daffodils, tulips..........

We had a wonderful half term break on the Northumberland Coast along with a trip to Edinburgh!

However, the snow was an univited guest once again making the small, winding roads impossible to drive along. I love the snow - everywhere looks so pretty but I have had enough of the white stuff now and cannot wait for spring!

Prior to the half term holiday I had discussed having a spring solo exhibition at Mushroom Works Gallery in Newcastle. I have exhibited there twice before as part of the Christmas Perfect Presents exhibition in 2008 and 2009.

Well, I have bitten the bullet and will be having a solo exhibition from 10th April 2010 to 1st May 2010 with a preview night on 9th April 2010. I am both excited and nervous but I'm sure Lara - who is the Development Manager at Mushroom Works - will give me all the support and encouragement that I will need.

Lara is an illustrator and gave me a gorgeous print at Christmas that now hangs happily in my kitchen! She also belongs to a 'Set of Drawers' which comprises a group of illustrators working together to promote their love of cutting, sticking and drawing.

As the majority of my work is on a small scale I have been thinking about making some larger exhibits for the show. I have been working on some embroidered pictures but haven't got round to framing them all up yet so I will show you them at a later date. However, I have managed to design some cushions with co-ordinating flower pins! What do you think? You could always use the pins on your coat, hat, etc if you require a new accessory!

I'm also working on a modern version of a traditional sampler - with felt of course!!!!!


Pam said...

Fabulous Cushions, these are really cute!

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovly really lovely!

Lyn said...

What a lovely post. I agree, I want Spring to come now!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Here in the Northeast of the U.S. we've had more then enough of winter too ! I can't wait for spring. Those cushions are lovely !!!

Cate said...

ooh, how exciting, i'm definitely going to try and pop down and have a look, and i'm sure it'll be wonderful!

cate, x