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The Full Heat Of The Sun…

Photograph of an Oil on Tarpaulin by Hughie O'Donoghue RA from Summer Exhibition 2019.   I never thought I would get this post written. During the ebb and flow of my work, I have distanced myself from my website for a while now. So much so, that I now no longer...

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Coming back to Life…

Blimey, it's been some time since I wrote a blogpost! I only write when I feel I have something to say... Of course, in reality, I have plenty to say. It's more about when I feel I am ready to share something online. Even though my card deck business has been ticking...

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The making of The Textured Tarot…

I'm not always comfortable talking or writing about the process involved in the making of my card decks, because I don't know how to articulate what I do: intuitive art. It's not that I am criticising my cards in any way. I love them and am delighted to have brought...

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Fashioned from Nature…

A thought provoking exhibition at the V&A: Fashioned from Nature (FFN). I felt it important to take the time to visit. It truly opened my eyes to the close relationship we have with fashion and Nature: good and not so good. My partner was unable to attend the show...

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The Textured Tarot important update #2…

This is a brief update to announce when The Textured Tarot is to be available for pre-order. It's turning out to be quite an eventful journey! For reasons I am not aware of, this deck does not want to be advertised yet. Perhaps it's 'Mercury Retrograde'? I...

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Ruth Blackford…

I have many reasons for choosing Kingston Upon Thames for my new home. But, I did not realise that, nestled within this city, is a mecca for textile art and embroidery. Hampton Court, for a start, has quilting shops, embroidery schools and all sorts of courses. I am...

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