Patchwork Tote Bag

Patchwork Tote Bag

First Tote Bag My first tote bag is made from fabric scraps & patchwork, very simple pattern. I decided I wanted colour and  for the bag to be lined. Was it difficult, yes! A natural sewer would have made it within a day or much less, but for myself it was a labour of three weeks! Hours of concentration, and I still didn't understand the instructions for turning the bag inside out and feeding the straps through, so ended up sewing the handles inside the completed bag. Found a great 'how to' video…continue reading →
Buddha Art Quilt

Buddha Art Quilt

Buddha Art Quilt, my latest art quilt, it took quite a while because my trusty, old sewing machine broke down half-way through the process. I've tried to fix it to no avail, although I won't give up, as almost ALL Singer sewing-machines are fixable, sturdy, made to last, tough machines that they are. Anyway, the old 1912 has taken a wee trip to a local primary school for a couple of months where she is currently on display to let the wee Primary 1 children see the various stages of sewing machine development.…continue reading →
Art Quilts

Art Quilts

Girl in Blue Dress & Thai Print The Girl in the Blue Dress is an old painting and was laid away, collecting dust for many years, I recently came across her again and decided to spruce her up a bit. She is an image I have painted several times, there is something about her that I like to try to capture. She has become to me the Girl in the Blue Dress. Her portrait I keep in a folder and by now she must be all grown up with perhaps family of her…continue reading →
Twitter Art Exhibition

Twitter Art Exhibition

Very happy to be participating in the latest Twitter Art Exhibition. I really enjoy taking part in this type of project. The artwork submitted by so many artists around the world is enjoyable to view, with a multitude of styles and subject matter portrayed. This piece is loosely based upon Madhubani Art and inspired by the Cosmic Dance of Shiva. If you're interested in participating and submitting your own art, please see links below. Call For Artists TWITTER ART EXHIBIT: ORLANDO OPEN TO ALL PROFESSIONAL & AMATEUR ARTISTS WORLDWIDE WORKING IN 2D MEDIUMS…continue reading →
Madhubani Art

Madhubani Art

Madhubani Paintings are a beautiful form of traditional Indian art originating from Mithila. Madhubani literally translates into “forests of honey.” They often depict scenes from Hindu mythology,  creating colourful interpretations of Gods and Goddesses, animals, birds, flowers and a love of Nature. The paintings were used for every occasion, celebrations, festivals, weddings, birth, death, all depicting a visual story-telling of Life. The paintings were traditionally applied on the freshly plastered mud walls and floors of huts. This art has extended throughout the decades to become an art form to be found on canvas,…continue reading →
Hope for M.E

Hope for M.E

Biological Breakthrough Hope for M.E Sufferers Source: Ed Gallois Hannah Devlin Science Editor Last updated at 12:01AM, April 23 2013 Scientists have found compelling new evidence for an underlying biological cause for the constant fatigue suffered by ME patients. The study revealed abnormalities in the muscle cells people suffering from ME which are likely to contribute to feelings of tiredness and the inability to cope with sustained physical activity that many experience. An analysis of muscle biopsies suggested that the cells had undergone substantial changes making them less able to cope with exertion.…continue reading →
Mercat Gallery Exhibition

Mercat Gallery Exhibition

Mercat Gallery Exhibition New Beginnings The Mercat Gallery is situated in the lovely historical village of Culross in Fife. During the 20th century, it became recognised that Culross contained many unique historical buildings and the National Trust for Scotland has been working on their preservation and restoration since the 1930s. I am really pleased to be taking part in the Mercat Gallery’s latest exhibition:- New Beginnings. The Exhibition runs from 4th May to 17th May 2013. www.facebook.com/TheMercatGalleryCulross Photos of Culrosscontinue reading →
The Quarrelsome Kittens

The Quarrelsome Kittens

The Quarrelsome Kittens Scots-Doric & Illustrations by Teresa Maria This poem is a part of a current project I am working on, to re-tell old poems and stories and translate them into Scots-Doric. Ma Ain Language - Oor Mither Tongue. 1890 The poem seems to have made its first appearance in the Letter’s Page of the: Montreal Daily Witness - Jul 8, 1890 1902 Then, 12 yrs later in the newspaper: Thames Star, Volume XXXX, Issue 10340, 17 May 1902 1920 And finally it was written into a book of Traditional nursery rhymes: "The Quarrelsome…continue reading →

The Sun & The Sea ~ Free eBook

The Sun and The Sea ~ Free eBook The Sun and The Sea is an illustrated children’s short story, re-told by Dundonain story teller Susan Lamb, and illustrated by Fife-based artist, Teresa Maria. The story is based on an old Celtic Faerie tale and tells the story of the friendship between the Sun and the Sea.   The Sun and the beautiful blue Sea were very good friends, and the Sun stayed near the hills so as to be close to her We approached Loch of Shining Waters and asked for their help…continue reading →