This year has been a significant journey for me. Moving back to the UK after twenty five years of living overseas. We have lived in six countries outside the UK, always in rented accommodation. It's been an amazing journey. It's also wonderful, now, to be settled in our own home with all our memories around us. I have made all six of my pieces for 2014 within the last couple of months and have enjoyed sifting memories and fabrics to come up with ideas to represent each country. So many memories such a small spaces. Much more is going on in my head than I can record.
I'd like to thank my friend Fatima Ismail for drawing the Colosseum and my feet for me as I just couldn't get them to come out right myself.
1, Rockville Maryland on the edge of Washington D.C. USA. cherry blossom and monuments.
2, Harare, Zimbabwe, out first safari.
3, Asmara, Eritrea. Driving " over the edge of the world" going to Masawa on the coast down the hairpin bends.
4, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. Unforgettable skylines.
5, Nairobi, Kenya. Gorgeous sunsets and the outline of marabou storks in the trees.
6, Rome, Italy. The colosseum and ice cream.