Superfine Merino through handmade papers
These are so delicate, with superfine wool, that if I breathe too closely when making them the fibres/lines move and a leg changes, an expression alters dramatically. They highlight to me the contrast between bold definition and fragility, being altered/ blown away so easily...existing then not, with a breath.
Excellent quality giclee prints of these originals are now available and they look so wonderful and tactile...
I have sold to many happy customers. They will be sent mounted, backed and wrapped. Please contact me for further details.
Beautiful handmade cards are also available!
A process of creating print originals using Textile Artists Paper, Fair Trade Mitsumata Nepalese paper and Rag & Cotton papers
Please click here for a review of my 'Snail and Mt.Fuji' card :-)
'Watership Down' by Richard Adams - Characters from the novel
Crows and other animals ...
Crows inspired by the wonderful pen and ink drawings of Leonard Baskin in his illustrations for Ted Hughes' poetry collection 'Crow - The Life and Songs of the Crow'.
I love doing these sketches, as the lines, markings and shadows can give such a feel for the movement of the land. They're created quite quickly and always feel very rhythmic and 'windy' to do - in both ways of reading ... :-)
W S Graham sometimes mentions the 'rainlit' blueness of the road... 'I speed along the cambered rain-blue road'...and this one, from 'A Walk to the Gulvas' with his wife and fellow poet Ness. I love these lines so much, the Scottishness and the Cornishness :-) 🌸⭐ (to keek means to peep surreptitiously) x
'When the light keeks out, the road
Answers and shines up blue.
I thought we might have seen
Willie Wagtail from earlier...'
The whole poem: https://www.theguardian.com/…/featuresreviews.guardianrevie…