Sunday, 7 May 2017


Where did April go? Visitors - Easter - Lots of commitments - An exhibition and a 90th Birthday Party. It passed in a blur. Almost too busy to stop and take note.
Hoops stitched by members from branches of Scottish Embroiderers` Guild. They looked really great at Regional Day. 214 delegates and the sun shone.
My grandchildren decorated these boxes and proudly took them home. I love the way the grandchildren now take ownership of The Studio when they visit. A relief to know they still enjoy creating and can be detached from their phones and tablets.
From this
To this in 2 days

" Played " while the kids painted and decorated their boxes.

I suspect they thought I was mucking about while they did "proper" stuff.
My Golden Fluids arrived. Will stash them away before grandchildren return.
The Fabric Book with Pocket, workshop was a colourful busy day. Never enough time in a one day workshop, everyone took home bits and bobs to finish in their own time.
The theme was circles and finding stitches to attach fabric.
Visited the Knitting and Stitch Show. Plan was to view all the exhibits but not to buy. Came home with a load of goodies, as you do.
A workshop with Bobby Britnell - Back to Basics.
Paper, a graphic stick and lines . A great workshop and super tutor.

2nd exhibition at Verdant Works hung and opened.
I am so pleased the Shadows worked on my piece."(" so am I " said creative fairy)

It took a lot of trials before I managed the correct size and angle to get the shadows. Repeating the cog edges.
That was some of April. Oh and the computer played up.
Look in next week to read about a workshop " Any Old Iron" I am tutoring
This is the 3rd year of Evergreenmo. Please leave a comment if you have enjoyed this post.
Garden is growing.
BYE      BYE 


  1. I certainly enjoyed this post.
    You have been Mrs. Very-Busy this month. I love that the grandchildren love The Studio and they have painted the boxes in a most professional way. I like the bird on the top and the alternating of the patterned paper.
    Your zig-zag books look terrific with the shadows.
    What you produced at the workshop with the lines looks good, nice minimalism with lots of ideas for patterns.
    Don't the fluid acrylics look marvellous, a lovely set to play with.

  2. Enjoyed reading about everything you have been up to. The shadows were worth the perspiration - very effective.

  3. I do enjoy your posts. Your work is so uniquely creative. I'm getting old. By the time I get to the end I can't remember the beginning. But I examine and enjoy each of your art pieces. I was not connected to the Internet for 3 days and I can't really say I missed it too terribly. Did lots of enjoyable reading. But then it's quite challenging to catch up.

  4. Hello,

    I enjoyed seeing what you have been up to.
    I love that the kids enjoy art with you! I would love to do that with my grandkids. Your art looks wonderful and yes, great shadows. I made a zig zag book recently. It can take quite a while to fill each page.