You may have heard of the organisation ‘TreeSisters’, but if you haven’t, allow me to introduce you to a global network of amazing women* aiming to inspire and channel women’s nature-based feminine leadership into local and global action. Specifically, by funding the reforestation of the Tropics. Not ‘planting some trees’, not ‘running a couple of workshops’, but reforesting the Tropics! Working with and empowering women’s groups across the globe to plant One. Million. Trees. A month. Every month. Can you imagine how awesome that is for this beleaguered earth?
The Force is like Gaffa tape. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
Fellow crafters and creatives, here’s a question: do you have a stash of ‘craft/art supplies’ that you swear you’ll find a use for one day? A big pile of boxes or bags or just stuff, filled with shiny things, pretty things, useful things, things to be made into other things? Do you? Will you ever use them? Will you? Really?
Yeah, I know, you don’t have to answer
I was recently invited to bring some artworks to join my amazing friends Grace Kaya and Sarah Smout at their gig. I wasn’t sure what to bring, but I knew the venue was small, with no real space to display or hang stuff, so instead of gathering up my carefully framed pieces, I rummaged in my box of unframed ‘things I have created just because I wanted to create’. This made me realise that I really need to have a clear-out of these bits and pieces, because hoarding them in a box serves no-one. Art is not meant to be hidden away in boxes, just as boxes of hidden art are not meant to clutter up my precious and limited workspace! So anyway, for many reasons (it’s nearly my birthday, I’m totally skint, I need to clear some space), but mostly because I think these creations want to be shared, I am having a Spring Clean Sale! Below are all the pieces for sale, with dimensions. If you like the look of one (or more), just use the contact form and make me an offer. Seriously, you decide what you think it’s worth, and what you’re willing to pay. It’s first come first served, and I’ll mark items as sold as they go. Postage is just £2 flat rate, no matter if you buy one piece or all of ’em.
With muchas kudos and thanks to Warren Draper for the last two photos. Way more professional than mine.
One of my very first attempts at making my own cross-stitch pattern resulted in a rather lovely (I think) piece of traditional redwork. Traditional Vulcan, that is. My first rendering was very poorly executed, on teeny tiny even-weave linen. This reworking is somewhat larger, and neater, and hey, it’s for sale! You can own this for your very own, and help me pay my bills at the same time! What a very logical exchange.