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 …
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 !
At number 78 Derngate in Northampton there is a small house which is celebrating this year the 100th anniversary of its refurbishment by a very famous architect. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I had the great privilege to work with the exhibition … Continue reading 78 Derngate a centenary celebration – The 1920’s Hall Lounge recreation
2016 saw #thebigroseproject ! For celebrating the 20th anniversary of The House for an Art Lover I outreached to “people” anyone from everywhere to stencil a bright pink Mackintosh outdoors. It was much fun and so accelerating to see tens of participants … Continue reading The Willow Tea Rooms Banner an art project for 2017 #crmackintoshbanner
Did you know that Mackintosh designed a house in England ? In Northampton and it’s opened to the public ? At 78 Derngate its the most jazzy interior I have seen… despite being a Mackintosh building … not a rose … Continue reading Mackintosh ‘s 78 derngate … watch this place for great things are happening !!!
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
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
“There is a great deal to be learned from the craftsman who intelligently executes one’s own designs… he is as much as a necessity in producing a beautiful piece of work as the designer himself.” George Walton, Lecture to The … Continue reading Would George have been proud ? For historic re-creation we all rely on the first owner’s vanity !!!
Over the past 25 years I have been involved with many stencilling projects… Small or large they all taught me something ! A true craft women must do suitable homework to produce a beautiful piece of design. Here are some … Continue reading Historic recreations – Mackintosh and others … A gallery
Every artist, craftsman, maker likes being part of a dream, the best part of it usually is to team up with the dreamer to discuss, elaborate, plan and realise the dream ! But in the case of The House for … Continue reading The house Mackintosh dreamed about … Stencilling A House for an Art Lover