footprints

My right knee was playing up. As I went up the stairs at Highbury and Islington I got jostled in the crowds, and feeling less confident than usual, lost my balance. Continue reading

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local royalty

horses

There were no buses coming our way; as I stood chatting with a hopeful co-passenger an extraordinary procession approached from the other side. Up the hill came six plumed white horses pulling a white glass-sided carriage.

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some sweet uses of adversity

monoprint

The other weekend I went back to school; at least, I became a student again, trying to understand and get to grips with some of the techniques of mono-printing. I loved it. Continue reading

what designers talk about

fabrics of indiaWhen friends asked me to join them for a second visit to The Fabrics of India I jumped at the chance: there were so many things I’d missed on that quick first recce. Continue reading

pattern’s in the air

staffords windowsA lot’s happened since I last wrote – where to begin? I’ll start at the finish. Continue reading