Squiggles and yarns

86 x122 cm mixed media on paper
on the Loom.
Last two weeks Work.

I have a lot of fun and love making things, but I have been biding my time while waiting to make my coat. I had to wait for money for the lining and now I am waiting for a pattern from Brisbane that I have had made, and for my fibre buddy Sally who is going to help me with her sewing experience. Hopefully by the end of next week we’ll have it made.

Painting again

Wax medium and oil paint on canvas,

I pulled out a canvas to rework and had a lot of fun painting this fellow above. Then in the afternoon I pulled out a linen board which was already worked on and I found this fellow in my Marks, so I worked on him and even got excited. Think I have found some of my spark again, which is great. Sorry I haven’t measurements yet.

figure, Pulled out of the Marks already there. Linen board.

Ready for the next step

I finally finished weaving my cloth for the coat I’ve got in mind. Hooray!! Next step is buying some lining. Then learning how to sew it all together I’ve a pretty good idea but need to learn about lining and collar, and making a pattern. I did make a pattern to fit with my first weave before and learnt how to shape the shoulder for this next time.

the finished weave, there’s 6.60 metres altogether.
The coat pattern i admire and wish to emulate.

Apologies ๐Ÿ’ž

Im sorry I have neglected the blog I’ve been busy weaving for a coat. And seeing another artist smudging paint on his portraits, which was what I had in mind I lost heart with my portrait searching idea. I couldn’t bring myself to disfigure my work. I’ll share my weaving instead. But I have another idea brewing for my next painting ๐Ÿ™‚ hopefully tomorrow.

First finished weave
fabric airing after a wash
a third panel

Searching, as a painting subject.

Well I fused my two styles, but don’t know if it’s too successful. Maybe a bit too disembodied. But I have a few portraits to work with and I’m ready for my second go. Can’t wait till tomorrow when I can start on the one below

drawing for next painting.

I added the arm myself because I didn’t want the next painting to be disembodied again. The pose was a lovely friends photo she took especially for me. I’m wanting to incorporate the two styles more than I have in the first.


I have finally found a subject to interact with viewer’s and my interest using the two styles that I am most fond of. Portraits and abstracts together in my own way. I’m so excited and I’ll be using my wax medium to paint with. All my love’s in expressions. The portrait above is a preliminary Start to achieving this goal. When it’s dry, hopefully tomorrow I shall start the next process of the abstract stage, pictured Below,
Keep your fingers crossed for me.

A commission and new work, painting again

as I Shared I felt I couldn’t paint for a long time. I have been given a portrait commission which I started yesterday, it can be finished a little more but I’m happy with the likeness. Feel I’m back on track.

I’ve also been painting some abstracts on paper with wax medium and oil paint which I have uploaded to bluethumb, link is on my homepage here. Except for this one not uploaded yet

title Ice Queen

Skirt and Top

I have been weaving and made a Top to wear out of Patons Sierra 8ply. And a skirt with %100 wool from the Bendigo Woolen Mills. Didn’t take Too longย  I’ve also been

spinning and making myself a Knitted poncho type coat which I should finish next week. When we win the war with Covid vaccine I will be able to open my studio Gallery again for the Pyrenees Farm Gate Trail again. I had lighting installed and a wee coffee machine to make an espresso for my visitors with a sitting area and I will give demonstrations of different aspects of the work if you are interested. Very much looking forward to seeing you.

Wow sold last Saturday

sold within hours.

You could knock me down with a feather late Saturday afternoon. Bluethumb had sold my newest painting. As you know by my last post it was the first painting in a Long time.

I have been spinning, weaving and knitting to distract me from feelings of inability to create. I have painted commission portraits for various clients but the wool work has re Kindled my creativity.

weaving a scarf.
Myself wearing my homespun and newly knitted Beret

I’m back painting

I’ve had so much fun with my wool crafting, that at last it’s helped bring me back to painting. I felt the familiar urge to paint last week and yesterday I got my wax and oils out and mixed up some colours and this is what appeared, a calming water scene with water reeds reaching upward. I have called it looking through Reaching up as that was going through my mind as I made my marks.

I have even put it up for sale on Bluethumb.