Jenny McCabe's wonderful textile sketches of swallows. I love observing nesting swallows at work. Around the house at the moment there are excited screeching schools of house martins learning aerobatics from their parents. Jenny's sketches and appliques catch the fleeting movement and magic of these observations.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Monday, 30 May 2011
Sunday, 29 May 2011
I adore these illustrations by Anne Herbauts, yet despite a very successful career with over 20 books published it is very hard to find images of anything but her book covers.
"I am in the words and the images at the same time. The realm in which I really work is in the space in between the two" Anne Herbauts.
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Friday, 27 May 2011
Yesterday my NC fashion students put on a fashion show for charity. It was a fantastic night, everyone worked so well to make this a great success. Many thanks to the HND Events Management students for organizing it, to the wonderful models and to the hair and beauty students who did amazing things with everyones hair.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Linda Wolfsgruber was born in Italy, but now lives and works in Austria. She is an illustrator who uses many media as a vehicle for her expression, but has moved into drypoint etching as her main technique. Linda's works are expressive, sensitive and fun, she has books published in over fifteen languages.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Monday, 23 May 2011
Lilian Brogger is a Danish illustrator who has more than a hundred published books. I have selected some images of her illustrated cats. This tiny selection does not do justice to Lilian's portfolio which is varied in subject and style and full of fun and humour.
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Caroline Gaedechen is an artist, illustrator living in Hamburg, Germany her works are mysterious, magical and mythical. Caroline works in print, books and textiles, you can buy her works here.
Saturday, 21 May 2011
"All the matriarchs in my family have been members of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota . . . I can trace my Native heritage back six generations to Ita ta Win (Wind Woman), born in the 1830's. I have the writings of my great grandmother, photographs and beadwork."
"There is danger, there are lies, and there are forgotten truths." Lynne's work has the craftsmanship of an artist beautifully combined with compelling social history, biography and storytelling.