I have various different projects on the go at the moment…a large commission, bird baths for the Bishops Palace garden festival in June and some new work for an exhibition at Glastonbury Abbey in September. All exciting stuff that is keeping my left and right brain buzzing and pinging.
During the in-between times I like to experiment with various other mediums such as animation and digital photo manipulation. Some of you will remember my designs that I made into scarves a few years ago. This time I’ve made some more designs from photos of my mosaics and uploaded them to Redbubble where they are printed onto clothes, wall art, iphone cases, stationary and home-ware. I’ve picked out some favourites to show you but please visit the shop to see more of the products that are available with these designs.
The Golden Leaves this time is the only one without photo manipulation although the scarf is tiled with the photo on the Redbubble software. Please click the pictures to see more or purchase.
Golden Leaves Scarf
Starlings in the Wind Dress
Sunset Swirls chiffon top
Darkness is Gathering in a Swirl cushion
Leaf Swirl notebook
Fish Waves acrylic block
Spinning Moon Moths metal print
Wake of the Chorus drawstring bag
Whirl in a Whirlwind iphone case
Now I MUST get into my work-shed and fondle some glass!
Once upon a time, a very long time ago, before humans attempted to rule the earth, before a human was even born in fact, back in the time when the earth was made of blue butterflies, there was a very beautiful blue butterfly Queen, her name was Arion. Her particular skills were sky dancing, and she was admired by all the other butterflies for her grace and her ability to leave a trail of beautiful patterns in the sky as she danced. Now it came to pass that her best friend gave birth to another blue butterfly who grew up very strong and beautiful , graceful and clever. Her name was Asthena. So clever was Asthena she was able to not only imitate Queen Arion and her wonderful dances in the sky, but she was able to turn the trail of patterns into little golden balls of dust. All the other butterflies admired her so much and asked her to dance for them every day. This made Queen Arion jealous and she began to turn green with envy, and one day in a fit of rage and mad fluttering she turned Asthena white and banished her from the earth. Disagreeing with Queen Arion’s actions, many of the other blue butterflies on earth became agitated and began an uprising, but Queen Arion was having none of it and she turned them all white and banished them all from the earth.
Meanwhile Asthena flew in the dark away from the blue earth below and became afraid, but when she turned to see her beautiful blue earth one more time she saw lots of white butterflies coming towards her. Together they flew on in the darkness until they became tired and there they formed a new world, we call it the moon.
Back on earth Queen Arion became sorry for what she had done, so she allowed the white butterflies to visit the earth at night, (in that way she wouldn’t have to see them and feel even worse for what she had done) she also gave them a new name – moths. However not being able to see very well the moths rarely visited earth at night, that was until humans invented artificial light …
…and flowers… A collection of new pieces. Please contact me if you are interested in any garden paving stones or bird baths or wish to commission a piece for you garden or home. Click the links to buy feather pictures.
feathers concrete paving stones- stained glass
birch leaf concrete paver – hand gilded glass
leaves concrete paver – hand gilded glass
horse chestnut concrete paver – hand gilded glass
daisies concrete paver – ceramic and gold leaf glass
flowers concrete paver – smalti and gold leaf glass