Faith Ringgold

Most times it’s the day after seeing an exhibition you realise just how much you’ve been impacted. Saw a Faith Ringgold exhibition yesterday and all I can think about right now are her painted quilts. Yesterday I was blown away by her honesty, today her execution….

…the way she tells her stories.

She is so fearless. It’s one Exhibition I would like to go visit again.

Pop up painting!

So….pop up painting…I was pleasantly surprised-ish…didn't know I'd enjoy it sooooo much. Now realise that I enjoy painting in company…thought I was a solitary painter…Let me rephrase that – I thoroughly enjoy painting in company without an audience. It was very group therapy-ish (not really…can't place my finger on what it was…it just felt right). It wasn't like a drop in drawing session…there was so much more ambience…it was laid back, not taking yourself too seriously- pure art without performance or perfection-

The aim was to paint after the style of Banksy.

Went with my sis-in-law.

Defo something I might do again!

Most of all…I kept within my budget…managed to not spend a dime!!! My sis-in-law is in Finance and very money savvy. We had tap water with lemon and shared a meal (for one). Not complaining at all – my bank balance is unscathed and I've got a new painting which I might just sell!

Bookmarks XIV

I’m really chuffed I participated in the 2016 Bookmark XIV project curated by Sarah Bodman.  Making a hundred bookmarks and receiving a set of bookmarks made by other artists has just been brilliant!! I will do it all over again in a. beat!  


The bookmarks were sent to 10 venues and have been on display since the 23rd September 2016! The venues will display the bookmarks till February 2017!  In Iceland, the bookmarks will be on tour to about 40 locations!

Bookmarks XIV artists