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.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


At last number 4 is done and this one also has a story:
Our son Alex is taking a "gap" year to work until February and then to travel. Africa is featuring strongly in his plans. Whilst looking at his Madagascar "Lonely Planet" I saw a photograph of baskets. I have always loved African baskets and used to have quite a selection when I still lived in South Africa. So I decided to paint the picture using fabric paints on cotton and then did some free motion sewing. My mother-in-law used to say that you raise your kids and teach them to fly, but you should also allow them to use the wings you gave them. So this quilt is for Alex - fly out into the world, explore, enjoy and please return safely.


  1. Another good story, Laura and a great painting. Love the idea of these baskets flying. Perhaps he can take one with him containing your love. I would like to have the orange one, it looks super happy and could contain lots of good things.

  2. Dat is een mooie uitspraak, evenals de quilt!