Mackintosh ‘s 78 derngate … watch this place for great things are happening !!!

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 in site … triangles and bright colours as in the stencilled scheme … dark schemeContinue reading “Mackintosh ‘s 78 derngate … watch this place for great things are happening !!!”

Mackintosh and his technicolor dream stencil or 24 #bigroses at The Lighthouse !!!

Sometimes one image says a thousand words !!!  Here are our words @ The Lighthouse yesterday when I made colours available to the stencillers of #thebigrose !!!

In Helensburgh 24 #bigroses lead the way from the station to The Mack Club

This week saw #Thebigroses back in Helensburgh but this time right in the centre of the town when The Mackintosh Club  hosted a masterclass in stencilling in its glorious premises at 40, Sinclair Street, 2 up… Local ladies arrived at 10am on the dot, two of them were local artists Lesley Carruthers and Mary Batchelor. TheyContinue reading “In Helensburgh 24 #bigroses lead the way from the station to The Mack Club”

24 #Big roses at The Mackintosh Church A Pure Dead Brilliant experience !

Queens Cross Church in the Maryhill Area of Glasgow is the only church that Mackintosh fully built. Thats may be why locally we call it The Mackintosh Church. It’s located at the cross road of Maryhill and Garcube roads next door to Partick Thistle football grounds in a really popular area of Glasgow. Locals rememberContinue reading “24 #Big roses at The Mackintosh Church A Pure Dead Brilliant experience !”

24 #bigroses at The Hill House

This morning, 24 beautiful ordered large cabbage roses are adorning the lawn in front of  The Hill House in Helensburgh, that Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed for the publisher Blackie in the early 1900’s, a pure Scottish Art Nouveau Gem ! They are the result of the first day of  #thebigroseproject , an art project I am running thisContinue reading “24 #bigroses at The Hill House”

#thebigrose update ! One week to go !!!!

This week marks the beginning of the Autumn season and the last week before the Mackintosh festival kicks in ! The leaves have started coming down on my garden path and #thebigrose I stencilled a while ago are fading gracefully … They remind me that in a week tomorrow I will be packing up stencilsContinue reading “#thebigrose update ! One week to go !!!!”

Doors Open day talks #GlasgowDOD

For many years now September has brought a treat along with the doors open day #DOD for a whole week end with a week end crescendo a great number of buildings all over Europe open to the public free of charge. A great chance to discover local history, enter secret places and lean a greatContinue reading “Doors Open day talks #GlasgowDOD”

Art is the Flower… Multimedia class for The House for an Art Lover’s 20th anniversary – October 2016

This is about the multimedia class I have created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Art for an Art Lover, it will run during the Mackintosh festival in October 2016

Historic recreations – Mackintosh and others … A gallery 

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 comments and photographs some of the stencilling recreations I have been involved in. They areContinue reading “Historic recreations – Mackintosh and others … A gallery “

Upcycling furniture, printing patterns out of nothing

Last Thursday was the second up-cycling furniture session. After the original chaos of the first week I am happy to say participants had started getting the hang of the methods and made friends between them and with their piece of furniture and material. Thinking outside the box (the tin of paint…) is my teaching method. IContinue reading “Upcycling furniture, printing patterns out of nothing”