A surprise.

‘Surprise'    verb (of something unexpected) cause (someone) to feel mild astonishment or shock:   Goodness, I’ve had my share this year. For the most part they have been ‘A nice surprise’ I  got some happy news today, it's a wonderful opportunity and I will share more about it later. I had to make some quick…

A day in the life of a quilt designer.

4.30. The eyes open and the heart beats a little faster as the day ahead passes through the mind like a flash. Its clear, colored and I rarely achieve all that I set out to do but its good to have a starting point. It's raining, not cold just wet. wet. wet. I lay there thinking….

6.00 am and the weather has turned. The rain is washing the leaves off the trees and I hope to have a day in the studio today. I have a little creative block right now… not a block with the imagination, a block with the day to day chores that need to be done as…

Time for a change – again.

My web page will be undergoing changes with a new professional assistant. I've been using my web page blog for some time now. Typepad always gets censored in Arab countries but as I'm not visiting there for a while now… so I'm back  using Typepad for a while. So, I'm taking a different direction.

The best laid plans.

The best laid plans of mice and men, Who on earth said that…. what does it mean? It comes rom Robert Burns’ poem To a Mouse, 1786. It tells of how he, while ploughing a field, upturned a mouse’s nest. The resulting poem is an apology to the mouse: But, Mousie, thou…

Donkey Divas.

A busy day today, I was out in the studio early and finished a few minutes ago. Its time to watch TV, drink coffee and think.Working on Donkey Diva today, not sure if I’ve overdone it a bit. These images are taken directly from my photos of Donkeys in the town of Carrizozo, they will…

Traveling, Teaching and tall tales.

In the past 99 days I traveled a total of 58,321 miles, slept in 24 beds in 6 different countries and carried 135 lbs of luggage with me. (more on some occasions)I met 1000’s of wonderful people and in doing so I shared my ideas and passions on Textile Art.Thank you one and all.And I…

Visiting Melbourne.

What a great day. Melbourne is a vibrant city with a lot to offer the casual observer. We are staying  in the Hilton on the park which is  within walking distance of parks and shopping and despite using the local  trams we still managed to walk about 10 kms.I’m still in work mode and I honestly…

Architecture, Art and People.

Here in Melbourne, I’m watching the morning news as I work. Its something I do each morning at home so its like joining an  old friend today. Good morning sunrise.The sun is tipping the horizon promising a beautiful day.I just want to walk and take photos today. Architecture, Art and People.Of course…