Art Quilt – African

Art Quilt – African

African Art Quilt This is another older piece of artwork rescued and turned into an art quilt. The image is based totally on an artwork I admired, (original by Tony Hudson). This one was first done during an experiment with fabric crayons, but they really didn't give me the strength of colour I wanted, so it was abandoned and laid away (for a rainy day)...or in this case, a particularly dry spell when my painting isn't flowing! So I went over the painting with acrylics to strengthen the colours, then just enjoyed finding…continue reading →
Get On Yer Hoss

Get On Yer Hoss

Written for a friend Get On Yer Hoss Once upon a time… There wis a wee Scotsman livin’ in the land o’ Oz He did ride atop a muckle, grey horse. She wis a canny soul, wi’ a wildness o’ spirit, Wi’ a demon an’ twinkle o’ the eyes. She dreamt o’ gallopin’ across the plains, The wind a’blowin’ thru her mane. And wi’ this she took aff across the land. She ran wi’ energy an’ wind through her hair, An’ the wee mannie, he felt all scairt, The poor wee soul atop…continue reading →
Girl with Cat

Girl with Cat

This art quilt is based on a painting by Franz Marc. The painting was done a few years back, and I had decorated the borders with fabric intending to insert it into a frame. It was left lying in storage and recently finding it again, I decided to give it a revamp and turn it into an art quilt, breathing new life into it. This is the third time I have painted 'Girl with Cat,' there's something in it that attracts me back to it time and again, I'm sure I will paint…continue reading →
Abstract Life

Abstract Life

This is the only abstract painting I have ever done. Although I enjoyed doing it, I kept wanting to create images. I enjoyed just working the colours, even though the temptation was to begin to build-up the shapes that began emerging. By the time I had finished, the scene had begun to take on hints of a city overlooking the ocean with tiny boats reflected in the water...or so it looked to my eye. Abstract Life (Wall-hanging. 114x56 cm) The more this idea formed, the more I could 'see' buildngs and windows in…continue reading →
Help Hedgehogs

Help Hedgehogs

Listening to a radio programme last week, there was an appeal to help hedgehogs and to make our gardens more hedgehog friendly. Here are the links provided from the radio programme. Welcome to Hedgehog Street Hedgehogs are declining and urgently need your help. Please become a Hedgehog Champion today and create your very own Hedgehog Street.       Website:-http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/ Help Hedgehogs We know our hedgehogs are in trouble in the wild and although we are not fully sure of the reasons behind this, there is still something we can do to help.…continue reading →
Totoro Hat

Totoro Hat

Totoro Hat I knitted this hat for my young granddaughter who loves Totoro, and ended up knitting a further 2 for her 'friends'. I'm not a knitter, but nevertheless, she was happy with the results :-) Hope you enjoy trying it! Totoro Hat Knitting Pattern Size: Hat made for 4yr old. Yarn: Double-knit. Colour A, (A). Colour B, (B) Needles: US size 8 (6mm) Tapestry needle. Note: When changing colours, drop the old colour and bring the new colour up from under the old colour, twisting them together to avoid gaps. Make the…continue reading →
Show me God

Show me God

Show me God A Teaching from Papaji Om, Let there be peace and love, Among all beings of the universe. Let there be peace, let there be peace. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.   Website for Papaji:- Papaji Satsangcontinue reading →
FATE 1 Exhibition

FATE 1 Exhibition

FATE 1 Exhibition 23rd Jan-3rd March 2006 Lochgelly, Fife. This exhibition featured 4 artists and was funded by The Lochgelly Regeneration Forum with in-kind support from the Lochgelly Centre and featured: • Teresa Maria • Sandra Allan • Gary Clark • Harry Glen This was our first FATE exhibition, our launch. It was very much a learning curve! We held a ‘private view’ and the night was pretty successful, giving us positive feedback to continue with our project. Our basic ideal had been to secure exhibition space and help local artists to exhibit…continue reading →