Why I signed up with a Coach for 2015

Art is, ironically, both the most social and the most solitary thing I have ever done. Membership of Etcetera, SAQA, the Twelve …

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Live each day as if…

I repeatedly see advice to live my life as if today was my last day on earth. That seems like a really …

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Teaser pictures from the studio

I have two new quilts  ready to reveal to the world. But I can’t, because I am entering them into show which, …

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What do you want your elephant to say?

In December I went on a Graffiti and Street Art Tour and Workshop in Berlin. Beforehand I would have said that I …

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2015 – Less but Better

  I love New Year. In fact I love any excuse for pressing the re-start button and giving some serious thought to …

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What is innovative art?

The entry form for the European Quilt Triennial requires ‘innovative’ art. Which sent me into a bit of a tizz. What does …

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New blog and new asemic text fabric

My attention has been diverted from this blog for a few days due to the arrival of my new compact system ( …

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The Mowgli Principle: 5 ways to nurture your inner monkey

Monkeys have had a bad metaphorical rap for too long. Whether we have monkey-mind, a monkey sitting on our shoulder or one …

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The spookiness of boot prints

Last week in the studio I focused on the Monte Camino series, making fabric and adding boot prints to represent my Grandfather's …

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Starting a New series – Monte Camino quilts

Last month I took a pilgrimage of sorts to Monte Camino in Italy, just a little south of the more famous Monte …

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