🌻Welcome to my Blog and my website, do have a look around! I work in paint and stitch – often together, I have a passion for Witney blankets, tangible colour, children’s art, Chagall and the German Expressionists. I make art because I have to, it’s an extension of my prayer life, The Holy Spirit at work in me!!…. and the landscape of my heart. I do occasional commissions for people too, do ask if you feel you have an idea brewing or a wall to fill! I also make quilts as a side line. Everything I do is hand stitched and constructed with a painter’s eye for balance & detail. Perhaps you would like an artwork hanging that incorporates buttons and fabric from your own family story? Do get in touch. (Payment in instalments possible.) – do ask!
I run regular Workshop/Retreat Days for churches. Groups of x10. Please ask for:- Full colour pack. I provide all art materials and for Churches, I only charge expenses, no fee. (Do have a look at Workshop section.) Workshops have booked up exceptionally fast for 2019 AND I AM NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FROM SEPTEMBER ONWARDS! – so please don’t delay & get in touch for a chat soon!❤️
🌈( Spiritual Direction – one to one, also available. ) email@example.com 🌻
EXHIBITION DETAILS BELOW……. MAY 4TH-5TH AND 6TH…………..
Am creatively free wheeling & journalling my way through Advent. Have had a year of intense stitch work so am resting both Spirit & fingers with some quicker pieces using ink and watercolour. Some of these may well provide fuel for stitched works in 2019!!
2. Mary & Elizabeth.
3. Two figures
5. The Jesus Prayer.
7. Under The Shadow Of Your Wings.
Exhibition at City Church, Cambridge was great fun to do – I put up x7 works in their Exhibition Space primarily for the benefit of the congregation and then had a small open afternoon for x10 guests. For me it represents the launch of my altered journey, to that of producing Art not only in tandem with The Holy Spirit but also to answer my call to encourage the body of Christ in churches, groups…wherever it is needed, by sharing my Faith through exhibiting out of the usual gallery structure! My NEXT venue is to be St.Marys – Great Eversden – at Easter 2019! If YOUR Church or group might be interested in enjoying an exhibition of faith-filled stitch & paint on YOUR home turf, then why not drop me a message?!🌻
Click on my Soul Stories section to view!📽
Bit of a 3-stranded Ministry thing going on…… am stitching’ my faith works, about to train as a Spiritual Director AND now growing, pummelling and mixing gorgeous teas, oils & tinctures for those in need of a healing prayer or two…….. all my concoctions made with Love+Prayer for friends and family! My wonderful husband has made me a herb cupboard from scrap wood and I have requisitioned an old bookshelf for jars and drying space, our little kitchen looks rather beautiful & inspiring……Herbs make me smile!
I can’t recommend highly enough the life and writings of Ignatius of Loyola – he founded The Jesuits and set about getting God’s Word out-there through walking alongside people, living as humbly & simply as he could and speaking out God’s Word wherever he went. Speaking to you as a crotchety old Protestant, who is currently studying Ignatius’s famous Spiritual Exercises, I can honestly say that I have never tackled anything so spiritually transformational and would highly recommend that you have a go too, no matter what your denominational persuasion! His life story alone is epic and the marvellous thought that his teaching has spanned centuries, remaining useful, is some feat, eh? He is definitely worth Googling & goes to show one should never underestimate the sheer power of God in us, us cracked clay pots.
As from June 2018 :- I will now be offering my Workshop to Churches ⛪️
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Full colour information packs available. Further info in workshop section of website
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SUMMER EXHIBITION – Celebrating 50 years!
Looking forward to being part of this mixed summer show that runs from 8th June until July 8th ! A wonderful venue that shows art and serves epic food and they have been at it for 50 years! 1968 – 2018 ❗️I have two works hanging in the main gallery – why not pop along this weekend and have a look? There’s a romantic, secluded garden to sit in too….
I have always found it deeply comforting, the knowledge that there are men and women in holy orders all over our globe, in daily silent prayer, passionately praying for you and I, the whole human race in fact. Organised & disciplined pleading and petitioning, dwelling with, offering up joys and sufferings. Even on days they don’t feel like it, even on cold dark pre-dawn mornings in February. I am not only grateful but also impressed. We have a good friend who happens to be a Sister in Orders. We know that when she gets on her knees we can expect change; we have witnessed it in our own journeys, sometimes in a matter of hours. Gratitude to her and to God hardly covers it – answered prayer is like being doused in warm golden & alive light. Over the years I have had so many friends and acquaintances praying for me and so many crises sorted out inexplicably. Actually, I think it fair to say that I am only vertical and sentient, really, because of answered prayers. Blessings come about because of quiet, behind the scenes prayer……some from oneself to The Father and so many more as a result of others praying for you. That’s why, this global prayer movement called THY KINGDOM COME is so very exciting – running from Thursday 10th May until 20th we are encouraged to PRAY FOR 5 PEOPLE, daily, for ten days. We can expect results – some unseen, others visible. When we drop to our knees the texture of the universe changes because we are aligning ourselves to receive blessing! I told my podiatrist today about THY KINGDOM COME & how I was going to take up their idea of having x5 stones on my desk with the name on each of the five I intend praying for. She thought it was a fab idea and then her face lit up, literally, as I dared to tell her that she was one of my five! Sometimes there is comfort in knowing you are being prayed for! So I would encourage you to have a look at the Thy Kingdom Come website and consider doing “Pray For Five” yourself. If you would like me to pray for YOU then private message me on Facebook and i’ll get your name on a stone! We have bought a sack of them from the local garden centre …………….🖍