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28-Feb-2017

Inspired by the frogs in my pond, I decided to do a piece based on them. Having embroidered and quilted the frog here I am painting part of the background.

27-Feb-2017

Frog in my pond guarding their spawn.

26-Feb-2017

I received these wonderful comments from a lovely couple who collect art and have recently purchased some of my work. I am so pleased that they are happy with my workmanship and art.

'The Rare Moorland Hare'

"So thrilled with this piece which was the first we chose out of the three pieces we bought recently.  Nicole’s fine eye for detail and quality of workmanship brought the two hares to life.  A beautiful picture which we shall treasure for many years to come." 

'A Puffin's Dinner'

"Could not resist this one and it was meant to be since Puffins have always been my favourite bird.  Again the detail in  Nicole’s work gives a life like impression of the bird. I will enjoy looking at this picture for many years to come."

21-Feb-2017

Finding inspiration in my garden led me to these dark purple almost black hellebores. I have decided to make them into my own textiles sculpture, here's what I have got so far.

17-Feb-2017

Hurrah 'Hungry Little Egrets' is completed!!!

I am utterly in love with this piece, it will be hard to part from it. It has been one of the most challenging pieces to create, but I hope you agree with me that is was well worth it!  

16-Feb-2017

Here I am still building the nest, it defiantly getting there and should be completed tomorrow. So watch out for the finished photo. 

15-Feb-2017

Now all my Little Egrets are completed, I've moved to make their nest. It is a nice break from all that embroidering though equally complicated. I deiced on a mixer of three dimensional work and applique to achieve the roundness of their nest and shadowing, creating the feeling of distance and close up. 

14-Feb-2017

Just finished embroidering and quilting the male Little Egret, he has finally joined the rest of the family! Having finished all seven egrets I will move on to building their nest.

13-Feb-2017

One mother Little Egret completed, just the father to go now and all seven will the finished. Mother Egret was definitely the hardest piece of embroidery I have done so far, with all her fine feathers and finding the right colours in the white!

11-Feb-2017

Cotehele Gallery opened today for its new exhibition 'Home From Home' so if you get a chance pop along and see some fantastic art!

10-Feb-2017

Spent today working on the three other baby Little Egrets, now all five are complete making a whole nest full of trouble!

9-Feb-2017

At the beginning of the month, I started a new project. After hours and days of embroidering and what feels like weeks, I have finally finished two of the baby Little Egrets. I only have five more to go! Though thankfully I have done most of the hard work already and shouldn't take many more days to finish. My arm will be very happy to hear this!!!

7-Feb-2017

Here is my hellebore flowers so far, leaves and stems tomorrow!

6-Feb-2017

I was attracted by the beauty of this Hellebore flower this morning so decided to make it into a textile sculpture. Here's me working out the stages that go into making a single flower head...

3-Feb-2017

My dog was very happy to go for a walk today, as the sun finally broke out this afternoon. We also made friends this with this Raven who bobbed along behinds us for a short while!!!

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