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A Papercut for Her Majesty

26/04/2016

In January of this year, I was excited (and terrified in equal measure!) to be commissioned by the National Federation of Women’s Institutes to design and create the official card from the WI to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her 90th birthday! An honour indeed, but where to start?! I was to produce a handmade papercut card for the Queen on behalf of the Queens of Craft!

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Inspire Garden in Libraries

06/04/2016

Professional artists will be growing the Inspire Garden in¬†Nottinghamshire Libraries during the school holidays, encouraging everyone to combine creativity with local knowledge and make a collaborative giant flower artwork for each Library to add to the Inspire Garden Exhibition. I’ll be in full bloom at Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library tomorrow (Thursday, 7th April 2016)…

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Learning With Lovely Lace!

03/03/2016

I spent the day at Kirkby in Ashfield Library yesterday, working with a wonderful group of young people, who just so happen to be Nottinghamshire Library Service Apprentices (and they spent the day learning all about the joys of working alongside an Artist in their Library and some Lovely Lace!) We got stuck in straight away; getting to grips with embossing, die-cutting, layering, inking, painting and embellishing to create individual pieces of lettered artwork. The artworks will come together to form a collaborative piece which will become the title artwork for the Lovely Lace touring exhibition!

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Pocket Pictures

22/02/2016

There is something deeply satisfying about making your own book, particularly when it gives you an opportunity to keep some precious pictures in your pocket as you go about your day! We held a lovely Mini Photograph Album workshop on Friday and five ladies made their first foray into the world of…

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Flower Power!

19/10/2015

This is also the time of year for planting the Springtime joy – burying bulbs into the ground and waiting for the beautiful colours to burst forth flower power in a couple of months is the closest I get to a treasure hunt these days and it’s an absolute pleasure.

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Every Drawing Tells a Story…

30/09/2015

Having spent much of the summer in fancy dress, enthusing children to ‘Step Into a Story’, recreating book covers with Broomhill Children’s Centre and Hucknall Library and a goodly few weeks getting excited about making fantastic little sketchbooks with Big Draw activity organisers from all over Nottinghamshire, the bookish crescendo is finally…

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Curious?

20/05/2015

I’ve opened a little pop-up shop!… Curious? is the name of this fine establishment and it’s based in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, opposite the iconic Ice Nine at 8 Goose Gate. As well as my papercut artworks and upcycled curiosities (see what I did there?), Curious? also features the work of a carefully…

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Ayup, ahm on Notts TV!

14/10/2014

My purple Dr Marten’s boots are featuring heavily in this interview I did for Notts TV (which pleases me), but once you get beyond their *volume* you can hear about lots of the great stuff that’s going on in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter at the moment.

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Ssssshhhhhh…. It’s a Secret (Garden Craft Fair)

17/06/2014

Half past year already!… How did THAT happen quite so quickly?… June means only one thing – Sherwood Art Week! This year, as well as my work being displayed as part of the ‘Art in Shops’ initiative (I’ll be filling the window at Oxfam and also have a piece of work in…

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Paper Cutting with 5 year olds, you say?!

08/04/2014

Greenfields School in Nottingham held an Artist Week and I was lucky enough to be invited along to introduce paper cutting skills to the 5 and 6 year old pupils

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