Month: June 2016

A love of Earth Pathways

  This title has double meanings for me, as I love walking the pathways through our wonderful earth, and also love the Earth Pathways Diary! Luckily, my work features in it for 2017! It was a beautiful moment, meeting Glennie Kindred, who is amongst many wondrous things, the editor of Earth Pathways Diary. It was my daughter who announced I was an artist, and it all developed from there. Little did I expect, that I would have 3 images of my work in there for 2017. It fills me with joy to be part of this beautiful diary, alongside other artists whose work is inspired by our amazing natural world. This piece, featured above, is an embroidered, hand felted textile art work, of alliums and other wild hedgerow plants. I am more than happy to discuss commissions.

Captivating the imagination…

             One of the most amazing aspects of my work, is the creative puppet theatre projects I am involved with. Puppetry has fascinated me since I first set eyes on Bagpuss all those years ago! That sense of magic and wonder, when inanimate figures or objects move, and ‘come to life’ in front of your eyes, captivates me. I know I am not alone. I watch the expressions of the audience, and witness that moment when the puppet shifts from being inanimate, to appearing ‘real’. For over 6 years now, I have made puppets, costumes, set design work and props for Angel Heart Theatre, and Rattlebox Theatre, including a polar bear (above), a queen bee, a raven, walrus, anglerfish, jellyfish (above), penguin, amongst many others. I love seeing how the character develops as I create each puppet, and I feel a relationship forming, that directs how their personality will appear through presence and expression. I also love creating costumes which help to bring out the character of the puppet I am …