This video shows the inspiration for the new textile collage I have begun in the studio.
My new video about the butterflies and moths in the heat of a summer's day.
Of particular interest here is the background. I have dyed a velvet that started as navy blue but has really come to life with more colours added. They show up surprisingly well.
Lace-cap Hydrangeas with the satin and velvet I have dyed for my new collage.
Scarlet Gladiolus nanus in life and art.
The ephemeral poppy Dawn Chorus is another flower I have brought into the studio to use in my art before it fades.
Here are the flower-heads of Ammi majus.
Another white flower brought into the studio to work from before it fades away in our hot sunny summer.
Finding this Spider Chrysanthemum irresistible, I have brought it into the studio and begun the cool white flowers. I seem to be moving into a white flower phase.
Just off to St Ives to hang the new exhibition at The Salthouse Gallery. I shall be open and ready to welcome visitors from noon on Saturday.