Christmas is just a faint memory now but if you missed my Christmas cards the theme was fairy-tale stars, made from an old (notice the old German writing?) fairy-tale book by Hans Christian Anderson.
I am currently working on two puppet projects; Pilipapa Isla will be joining Anya Cat soon and as the Happyland family is getting bigger I am taking the liberty to invite some old acquaintances. Kindli Ruth is a representation of a print that I created in 1992 that was published by the Women Artist Slide Library in the International Woman's Art Diary 1993'.
Some other development coming out of my current preoccupation with felt is my button brooch range that I developed
from the inspiration of some unique button designs that I have found. If you would like to find out how to make one yourself please visit my Facebook page for step by step instructions.
Don't forget that my course Let's Talk about Art and the new course Let's Create a Studio Space are available for booking as inset training. If you are an individual who is interested in any of the courses please get in touch as I will be able to provide a date and venue for your preferred course. I am currently developing a course on how best to explore basic colour theory with young children (Let's Explore Colour Theory) that will be available from Easter 2015. For the summer term, I am planning a very practical course on making imaginative story bags with and for young children.Please visit the workshop page on my website for more information about all the courses as well as the links to my Facebook and Pinterest page.
For those of you who read my last blog, you may remember that I went to London to visit some extraordinary exhibitions. At the Royal Academy the Anselm Kiefer exhibition has a very good exhibition guide that helps to explore the artists work. For anyone interested in German History, the Germany-Memories of a nation exhibition at the British Museum gave a great insight into the development of the idea of Germany as a nation. If you have missed it, BBC iPlayer Radio has done a great series accompanying the exhibition that is still available.