art is everywhere…


...but you knew that, right? I've been looking at some of my old sketchbooks. Back in 2011 I did a textile art workshop. The topic for our designs was grids. The week before I'd been to the Kniting & Stitching Show at Ally Pally - I came home with bags of new goodies to play with, and … Continue reading art is everywhere…

Dawn


This morning I launched my newest project - a year full of color - "TWELVTY" All as scheduled, 9am my time, so the early wee hours for the cross-pond recipients. Each month this year has it's own color: January is yellow, and it's flooding my thoughts. It's the sunrise of a new project.  The idea came to me just a … Continue reading Dawn

Just For You!


EDIT 25 Sep: the lucky winners will receive notification from Dirty Footprints Studio by email before the launch on Monday 26 September. But it's not too late - you can still sign up right here   Hey dear friends -- I have a gift for you! To celebrate my online class teaching on 21 Secrets … Continue reading Just For You!

The more you look…


...the more you see. Have you ever been on a color hunt? You can do it right now - pick a color and look around you, as soon as you choose to see, it pops up all over the place. I went looking for primaries in the everyday everythings... You don't need to go anywhere special, … Continue reading The more you look…

Altered Thinking


I'm away from home and away from this blog for a few weeks... I'm missing my studio but I know in my absence the ideas are bottling up and there will be opportunity for outpouring before too long. Meanwhile I've had time to ponder on where I'm at, and how I got here. From here I can … Continue reading Altered Thinking

derailed logic


You know me well enough by now - you know not to expect a simple train of logic, don't you? When I found this anonymous model, the leopardskin, that sultry seductive look, and all the glamour of the 1940's 'do -- and I don't remember the exact connecting train of thought that same next -- I just straight away … Continue reading derailed logic

the str-e-e-e-tch


This guy was in a yoga magazine before he got here. In between times he's been hanging out in my collection of cut out magazine snippings. I haven't attempted this asana for a long while, it's one that feels amazing at full stretch with straight limbs like this, but limbs and joints don't always want … Continue reading the str-e-e-e-tch

circus of uncertainty


It's a continuing theme... We are back in the book again. Come in, have a stroll round... It's a bit wordy underfoot so mind your step. There's a regularity to the irregular once you get used to it here. There's a quiet comfort in the uncertainty. And as in the parallel world outside, no-one's really sure … Continue reading circus of uncertainty

merging emerging


Last night I couldn't sleep. So I painted. And I pondered. Life is as quick as a flash, a sprint through some generations and it's done. And life is a slow evolution, spiralling up through understanding new layers of the game. It's both. Everything & Nothing. Empty & Full. Contrast & Confusion. Zigs & Zags. … Continue reading merging emerging

the ancient and the absurd


When a birthday falls mid week, mid winter, mid-school holidays (not to mention mid-life) - a less inventively inclined type might find this precludes fun activities - y'know, with friends, outdoors, not surrounded by a gazillion anxty families.... One thing was for sure, I wasn't going to spend it in the office pretending it's just another day. (Too many years … Continue reading the ancient and the absurd