May – and advances on all fronts!

May - and things are hotting up fast!! Firstly, may I introduce you to Bailey?  He's our poster boy today!  Bailey is a labrador X (not sure whether with Beagle or with a spaniel of some kind!) and is just 4 months old.  We had been missing Charlie, who had to be put...

Spring has sprung – with a vengeance!

Just a week ago, if you had told me that Spring would arrive and transform our garden from winter's silhouettes into verdant flower and leaf, I would have laughed disbelievingly!  But this is just what has happened! Last week the trees outside our house were twigs -...

Guilty as Charged, M’lud!

I have been told off!  Not once, but twice and on successive days!  What can I say but sorry, and I will try to do better!! First came the email from a weaving friend in the US - "Have you dropped off the face of the earth, or did you actually move to France?  What is...

The Loom Room move to France

Every day is a really exciting day at the moment! Each day my workshop becomes a little more like a weaving workshop. But it didn't start out that way! Our main move was on 4/5 January.  All was going swimmingly.  We had managed to pack the van (a transit) really well...

Countdown to……. A New Life

Have you noticed how many people now countdown days/sleeps before an event? It seems to be a marketing phenomena that has caught on with the general public.  Generally I can't stand the idea of people wishing away their lives through counting down one more day until...

Have loom – will travel….

Isn't it funny how certain things make a house feel like a home? For me, as a weaver, it has to be a loom!  The French house in Gascony now has a working loom in it, and the wonderful and familiar smell of wool yarn means that France is now home!! At the moment, I am...

The Power of Connections

I feel very privileged to be living in an era where being an artist does not mean struggling on your own, trying to justify what you do and why you do it against more 'worthy' occupations.  I know - most of us work on our own, and yes, we do end up trying to explain,...

The Power of Dreams

It's amazing to think how a seemingly inconsequential choice can change the whole direction of one's life, isn't it?  And yet, so often that is exactly what happens.  And once that initial choice has been made, other decisions compound the effect until suddenly you...

The Space Between Awareness and Unconsciousness

This morning I awoke with some ideas about how I can develop something I am working on.  We are often aware of waking up, the gradual accumulation of senses bringing us slowly to consciousness, but not the other way around – or maybe that’s just me.  And yet, that...