Thursday, 24 November 2016

Powertex Workshops

Powertex Blossoms Workshop
 Creative upcycling to create blossoms from an old bed sheet, bean bag refill and the all important Powertex products. The Seasonal Pots were created from an old jam jar and some scraps of fabric !!

Seasonal Pots - Spring and Winter
 I only completed my Level 1 and 2 Powertex training in September, and have already started to come up with some plausible workshop projects :)  I am actually very excited to become a tutor in these techniques with this amazing medium... I know I have a long way to go and still have a vault full of ideas to turn into fun workshops, so I'll be pretty busy leading up to Xmas. My next level training will be early next year too, so it is all go in the Powertex World for me (yay!)

I have added a page on this site which will detail specific workshops and will eventually link to available dates etc . I will be continually adding to this page so keep an eye out if you're based in the Leicester area :)  I also have a new contact page you can reach us on too here

It has also been a bonus belonging to this new group of upcoming tutors and mixed media specialists with similar creative appetites to myself - very refreshing to be around. I'm really looking forward to the next training session and teaching more (I have a feeling it could get quite addictive)

A happy course attendee with her freshly completed pot .....

Red Poppy

Teal Poppy


Catching Up On My Paintings 2015/16

Mehendi Mist

I made a real creative breakthrough in my painting over the last 12 months or so. I am starting to move away from a more illustrative style and am embracing impasto techniques to create some really expressive work. I will always go back to painting , however my love of 3D Mixed Media and sculpture has taken over presently :)

Kristen's Eye

Quiet Storm


Catching Up On My Sewing Projects 2015/16

 I realised that in between hospital visits and real life, that I had not been documenting my creative journey on this site. I bought my first sewing machine this time last year and took to it like a fish to water! I fell in love with free motion embroidery, and even transferred my own artwork onto cotton and enhanced them with stitching. One of my favourite projects involved making Kindle cases from these combined pieces, below is the Robins, and the Owl painting "Let's Huddle" on cases. The other snaps are again examples of free motion embroidery on a purse, and 3d butterflies :)

I have also embarked on some fancy experimentation with hot foiling and organza, which I will post here soon :)
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