Zoom – a blessing or curse

I write this today, having spent over 6 hours on Zoom. I started with a CQ West group meeting – http://www.cqwest.uk. We have been meeting on Zoom during lockdown. It has changed the way we share and resulted in a couple of smaller interest groups within the main group. Zoom sessions are certainly easier with small groups. But definitely better to meet than not. Today, we spent a lot of time discussing alternative ways of exhibiting – in smaller groups as 20 artists require a big space, virtual galleries, more local venues. It is all so unknown. Whilst the UK is opening up after lockdown, due to social distancing, the audience capacity in venues is less. One of the big unknowns is how many galleries will financially survive the pandemic.

A little work – I like to stitch when travelling in the car, on a plane or anywhere that I might be bored. I have a large pile of felt pieces which were cut from an old felted blanket. I made marks on the squares with black acrylic before I began stitching them emphatically with the marks. I am discussing how to frame them with a friend – here is a prototype. The frames will be quite expensive but it makes the pieces look good.

Hope you are keeping safe and well – the easing of lockdown seems more weird and complicated than being in total lockdown.

With best wishes


Like lots of lucky people, I visited the Boro exhibition early in the year at Somerset House. It was stunning and I am so glad I saw it.

Finally, it has┬ákick started me into using my stash of blue cloth that has been waiting for a piece of boro type work. Plenty of inspiration but no action til now. Here is my Something Boro’d Something Blue:

Something Boro'd Something Blue
Something Boro’d Something Blue

Now I need to find some more hand stitching for those tedious car journeys!!