Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Weaving for little ones

My Preschoolers produced some lovely dreamcatcher style weavings this morning. To make some at home just cut out circles of card, cut slits of varying depths in them, then use the slits to thread yarns through.
A really nice introduction to threading for little hands, enjoy!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A New York Paper Cut

This paper cut was designed for a couple's first anniversary, they got married in New York. 
It was a really lovely one as I had a totally free reign on the design.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Children's Art Ideas - Buttony Bugs

Pipe cleaners + beads + cut up drinking straws + buttons + googley eyes + imagination = some really cool creatures!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Open Studios

It's done! A lot of planning and three weekends of exhibiting are over. It's been a good year for me and my studio-mate Sam. We sold a good amount of work, received many commissions and had a lot of fun making finger puppets with our visitors.
I was a guest at Sam's lovely studio in her garden (magically converted from a garage!) Where you could see my works alongside Sam's wonderfully weird textile creations, like anemones from another planet.

On being a terrible blogger

I really am a bit hopeless at this blogging lark, I wanted to write something on here at least twice a week, I wanted to do a weekly feature on ideas for making art with children, I've failed to do either of those things.
In my defence I have been awfully busy with making and doing and showing. It's been Harrow Open Studios last weekend and this, which has been a lovely experience and has led to a number of sales and commissions. In between I've been working on paper cut and puppet commissions, running workshops and researching for a musical I'm designing which is going on tour to Australia in the autumn.
I've also squeezed in a 4 day trip to York which was wonderful, and filled with medieval art and architecture, my favourite kind.
So, I shall start my series of catch up blogs with some pictures of a fabulous installation I saw in York - The Temple of a Thousand Bells by Laura Belém in St Mary's Church. Children's art and commissions and open studios to come later.

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