When not working on commission, many of my working days are spent teaching heritage crafts, day classes in stencilling, evening ones in up-cycling furniture but in my spare time I travel … Far Far away, in the direction of the … Continue reading “Lost in Translation”, I up-cycled my Asian travelling impressions on multimedia boards …
This season, my group of up-cyclers have been experimenting for their furniture with geometrical shapes and bright colours creating patchworks of triangles and squares, and vertical lines. This is a simple yet very effective way of decorating a piece of … Continue reading Tape and paint ! Upcycle the perfect triangle …
In 1917, Charles Rennie Mackintosh refurbished to the highest possible standard of both design and realisation a house at 78, Derngate – Northampton England for Mr Basset Lowkes a local industrialist. A very stylish property for the Art Lover that … Continue reading Making Mackintosh… 78, Derngate centenary events – stencilling workshop and heritage talk !
Sometimes one image says a thousand words !!! Here are our words @ The Lighthouse yesterday when I made colours available to the stencillers of #thebigrose !!! Continue reading Mackintosh and his technicolor dream stencil or 24 #bigroses at The Lighthouse !!!
Pushing paint through the holes of a template to produce a design, could be the most simplistic definition of stencilling but probably the most accurate ! Off course you use a brush ! The best thing about Stencilling is the beautiful … Continue reading STENCILLING CLASS !!! 22nd/23rd October – The House for an Art Lover
Glasgow sees every Mid September a great number of its historic buildings opened to the Public for the very awaited for #DOD (Doors open days). Those which are normally closed to the public open their doors for a few hours… … Continue reading DOORS OPEN DAY TALKS – RECREATING MACKINTOSH
Many years ago this trunk caught my eye in a “around the corner” charity shop, I remember vividly buying it for £10… that was in the days when you paid “normal prices” for things (that does make me sound a … Continue reading UP CYCLING AS A WAY OF LIFE – a new up cycling class this Autumn – in Glasgow
The Big Rose project is coming back in 2017 and I am excited to take part in a Heritage Walk with the The Maryhill Burgh Hall as part of The West End Festival on the 10th of June between 11am and … Continue reading The Big Rose project #BIGROSE 2016 – 2017
If like me you still read newspapers you probably have regularly a trip to the recycling bin with a bundle of very good quality paper and it seems such a shame to drop it in the bin but then again … Continue reading Recycle ! Turn old news prints in beautiful objects – Papier Mache week end in Glasgow 21-22 May
Recently I delivered some of my hand cut stencils to The House for an Art Lover’s shop. This is a great property built in the 1990’s after Mackintosh’s design from the turn of the century. Located in the … Continue reading Stencils online