ART AND CRAFTS

Various people have encouraged and nurtured my creativity since I was very young, the most significant being my husband, Roger, and our German friend, Sabine Bruns. Here is a random selection of some of my work over the years. [Unfortunately, the photos of paintings have been taken through glass.]

The earliest drawing I still have is one I did in a letter to my parents written from the little boarding school I attended in Uganda from the age of 7 until 9.

 

Before I had a good camera, my interest in flowers, and especially the wild orchids we found in Uganda between 1969-1972, motivated me to draw and paint (using watercolour paints) as many as possible. I continued during the 1980s and 1990s, doing botanical illustrations and landscapes.

John Omagor’s home in Kobwin (Teso, Uganda) in 1999. It has changed considerably since then.

 

When I was in Teso in 2001, staying with Kokas Osekeny and his family, and then with John Omagor and his family in Teso (Uganda), I kept a Diary and did drawings for the grandchildren (aged 2-6) and Bethany (God-daughter), which I sent home by fax.

 

TEXTILES

The process of felting

 

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Resurrection – a picture made by felting washed and dyed raw wool

A family felted picture in the style of Kandinsky. I stitched together each individual felting picture before mounting and framing them.

 

For an explanation of this piece of felting, click on this LINK.

 

2000: I designed the cope for Bishop Charles Obaikol (left) and helped design the cope for Bishop Thomas Irigei (right)

2003: Dresses I made for 5 granddaughters and Bethany (God-daughter)

Quilt & teddy bear made for Amelia Sept 2011 02

2011: Quilt and matching bear I made for Amelia (youngest grandchild) when she was born

 

 

WEAVING

Samples of weaving I did on a short course

 

 

MIXED MEDIA

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Poppy: mixed media, made mainly of papier mache mixed with sand plus broken glass

 

DRAWINGS WITH WATERCOLOUR PENCILS (used without water)

2004 Trumpet vine 1 & 2 combined

Trumpet Vine (watercolour pencils)

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Hibiscus (watercolour pencils)

2005: The beach at Bathsheba on the east coast of Barbados (watercolour pencils)

 

CAKES DECORATIONS AND SWEETS

2014: Two cakes I made and decorated (using edible flower petals from the garden which I crystallised) for Robert’s wedding in Tubur (Teso, Uganda).

 

Chocolates and fudges made for Christmas

 

 

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