Free Motion Embroidery Part 2

I really do think you can teach yourself most things with the help of you tube videos and a pinterest board. The last few weeks have seen my interest in free motion embroidery grow. I created more flower images based on my photos such as this one here. I based the flowers and poppy seeds on photos and it seemed to work quite well. I … Continue reading Free Motion Embroidery Part 2

Teach yourself a new skill – the next steps

I’m currently working on photographs for a new book for Juliet Robertson @Creativestar (Juliet’s blog is here.) She introduced me to the idea of Hapa Zome and I have  written about  this in an earlier blog post here. However, having spent weeks working on different materials, different plants and leaves – even different hammers! I found myself with a pile of dyed fabric and not a lot of … Continue reading Teach yourself a new skill – the next steps

Going through phases

I often find myself going through phases with my photography. Sometimes I never take my macro lens off, other times I convert everything to black and white. I’m always highly critical of my work and feel that nothing is good enough. How many of us live with ‘imposter syndrome’ and fear that we will be ‘found out’ as simply not being good enough.  I’m learning … Continue reading Going through phases

Autumn colours of the Lake District

Take time to recharge

I know I keep going on about how wonderful nature is but a few days in The Lake District last week with good friends really helped to recharge batteries that were definitely running low. The colours were stunning, the weather mild and the wifi signal very poor. This meant that my phone was used as a camera and very little else. I didn’t have to … Continue reading Take time to recharge