Come and stencil Mackintosh at The House on the Hill

Up on the Hill, overlooking the Firth of Clyde there is a superb house, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for one of his favourite client Mr Walter Blackie. The Hill House is the very first Mackintosh property I ever visited when moving to Scotland. Its a beautiful building covered of white rough cast, in theContinue reading “Come and stencil Mackintosh at The House on the Hill”

Together we made some chairs ! For an Art Lover’s House 

If you ask me of an advantage of sticking to the same job for many years ! The one that comes to my mind is the pleasure of working with old friends ! No need to try and understand a new creative partner ! To work out what they are like ! What will upsetContinue reading “Together we made some chairs ! For an Art Lover’s House “

Stencilling with Mackintosh a West end Festival stencilling class #WEF2017

To book for this day stencilling please click here Queens’ Cross church in the Glasgow West end is best know from many as “The Mackintosh Church” ! Indeed this is the only church the Art Nouveau Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh built. Its a very special building as today it houses the headquarters of the Charles RennieContinue reading “Stencilling with Mackintosh a West end Festival stencilling class #WEF2017”

Mackintosh as an inspiration – A great Stencil creating workshop

On the 29th April, I was back in Northampton for the last stencilling workshop of 78, Derngate’s centenary celebrations. And the creativity I saw there was extraordinary. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was employed by Mr Basset-Lowke to refurbish the property in 1917 in a trendy, practical and beautifully harmonious house for himself and his young bride. SomethingContinue reading “Mackintosh as an inspiration – A great Stencil creating workshop”

“Making Mackintosh” a great week end of creativity at 78, Derngate …learning about the stencilled heritage

I will be running a one day workshop in stencilling at 78, Derngate on the 29th of April, if you want detail and booking details look here. 78, Derngate is having a celebration this year… 100 years of enjoying the great designs that Charles Rennie Mackintosh created for the property while it was in theContinue reading ““Making Mackintosh” a great week end of creativity at 78, Derngate …learning about the stencilled heritage”

Stencils for grab @ 78, Derngate

78, Derngate is having a celebration, this year sees the centenary celebration of their refurbishment by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Its a great event with an exhibition running until the 29th April, some heritage talks with a programme here , some workshops which I will run on the 29th of April. A number of iconic pieces came fromContinue reading “Stencils for grab @ 78, Derngate”

Making Mackintosh… 78, Derngate centenary events – stencilling workshop and heritage talk !

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 Basset Lowkes was. In 2017  78, Derngate is celebrating a very important anniversary … 100Continue reading “Making Mackintosh… 78, Derngate centenary events – stencilling workshop and heritage talk !”

New Art Deco Stencil inspired by Mackintosh #78100

In my Etsy shop This month there is a new addition, its a new stencil inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This time though no roses, no stylised Art Nouveau foliage, this is later work, very much Art Deco. I had the chance to recreate the 1920 border for the Centenary exhibition at 78,Continue reading “New Art Deco Stencil inspired by Mackintosh #78100”

78 Derngate a centenary celebration – The 1920’s Hall Lounge recreation

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 team and my role was to recreate two of the heritage stencilled scheme… Not seenContinue reading “78 Derngate a centenary celebration – The 1920’s Hall Lounge recreation”

The Big Banner project, an art project #crmackintoshbanner2017

2017 #Thebigbanner If you need further information about the #thebigbannerproject email me @   bettysbeautifullife@gmail.com If you want to read the diary I keep during the run up to the project click here Here you can view the program of the Mackintosh Festival 2017 During the Mackintosh Festival in Glasgow, I will be running a number ofContinue reading “The Big Banner project, an art project #crmackintoshbanner2017”