I make art from junk mail, old clothes and books. Pretty much anything from the bin will be considered. No wearable clothes or readable books are ever harmed in the process. No Sir. Especially books, they must have completely conked-out before I use them. I feel very strongly about this.
There is usually a bit of stitching involved. My mother was the most wonderful seamstress, as was my grandmother.
I also seem to have developed a penchant for making greetings cards from cereal boxes.
Each piece of my work is an original, one-off. This includes each greeting card. I do not print things to make my art, I use stuff that somebody else has printed and discarded.
This blog records the making of my work. Both for my own records, and for those kind enough to make a purchase. Seems only right to record the known history of the materials I acquire, to respect the life it has already had. All of my art has lived a life, and has a story to tell, even before I make it. The history of the materials I use is an important part of my work. My hope is that by giving this information here, I will no longer need to squeeze it onto the piece itself. I always make sure, whenever possible, to credit illustrators, journalists and photographers.
All of my work is individually numbered. If you own a piece, you can find out about its making by searching the number.
I have been blogging since January, 2013. I am neither a writer, nor a photographer. My aim is not to entertain, or gather followers. This is my first ever post, which took far longer to write than any post I have written since.
Please don’t give me a blog award, 1. I don’t deserve it, and 2. The extra work stresses me out.
If you have bought some of my work, thank you. I would love to know what has happened to it since it left me.
I also have a Folksy shop.
Please do not hesitate to comment or ask questions, or indeed give more information. I love comments, questions and more information