We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Two birds

I didn't think I'd get this done before setting off to Kenya but here we are Voyage number 2.  I have to say I am very proud of having achieved this as it's been a very,very busy couple of months here and I was sure I wasn't going to be able to come up with the goods.  I did struggle to come up with an idea - but then the light went on!  I had someone come to see me - to see and buy some of my Shwe-shwe skirt panels.  Looking at them and at the same time thinking of samples that I wanted to make for an upcoming workshop the idea started to form.  I've cut out 'broderie perse' style designs from a skirt panel and applied them to a lovely batik from Ghana.  One of Gillian's favourite methods!!! Once again I've managed to add a little bit of hand stitching (this bit's not finished!) Two Birds - well it had to  be called that didn't it! Phew - did it!


  1. 3 things in common: I like your work . . . lots of depth; I'm an artist; My wife is from Kenya :)

  2. Well done, Magie!I love the way the shwe-shwe draws the eye in. Have fun in Kenya!

  3. Great, you made it. Love the piece, and the way it ballances. See you in a week. yipeeeeee

  4. Great job, Magie! Especially like the quilting on it.