Toy Makers of Planet Earth III at Stranger Factory Gallery

This Friday, Stranger Factory Gallery in Albuquerque New Mexico opened their doors, as they host the third edition of their annual group show Toy Makers of Planet Earth I am honored to be once again part of this amazing show, and would like to share the pieces I made especially for this occasion with you. As the title of the show already gives away, this is all about art inspired by toys, new and old, story telling, characters and narrative. I drew my inspiration for these pieces from my love of puppet theatres and doll houses. Each piece has an…

Doll Making Workshop in Scotland

Hello! It has taken some deliberation, but I am finally able to announce that I will be hosting two DOLL MAKING WEEKENDS this autumn! The weekends will take place at my home studio in the Scottish Highlands. WEEKEND ONE: 20-23 September 2019 WEEKEND TWO: 18-21 October 2019 Spaces will be limited, I can host a maximum of four people per weekend. I will make the spaces available in my shop on Monday 27th of May at 8pm GMT What we will be doing: During the weekend each participant will be creating a textile art doll from scratch, which of course…

North, South and back again

Hello everyone, it has been a while since my last post. Life was literally upside down since ’round about Christmas time, as I was relocating back to Scotland from Galicia, Spain. Packing up a home and studio, trying to squeeze life into boxes to fit into only one car is never easy, but it was not the first time I did it, so I have become acquainted with the goodbyes, the letting go of personal possessions and so on. The only thing I have held onto these past years of moving around Europe, were my sewing machine, baskets of textiles,…

vintage theatre

The Theatre of Tales

A Curious Tale A Small Strange History ‘The Theatre of Tales’ is here to give you a little insight into the what, the who and the why and might make for a nice Sunday read!      

memorial art

Introducing: Memory Art Dolls and Dresses

Whatever I make and write is usually in some way or another informed by memories. Memories of a time passed, one I may have not even experienced myself in this life, but one I have imagined in sepia colors and musky scent. A never ending story with no beginning nor ending woven together from stories, changing landscapes, threads, births of birds and people, deaths of unborn chicks and grandmothers. There is a strange desire to inhabit this place made up from memory and to somehow become part of it. To become a fading color or to catch the tail of…

The Big Sleep

This is just a little message from the winter woods to thank all of you who have supported my work this past year, in many different ways possible. And what a year it has been! I look back with amazement, much joy and giggles, and it makes me happy to think of all of you who have followed me and my strange creatures on our journey. But all this life and work makes one tired and now it is time for some rest and reflection on what has passed. Though before I do so I want to wish you and…

Home and a Dollhouse

It’s been a while since I wrote my last blog post. This time of year is always a bit hectic and there is only little space to think, reflect and write. But now that most of the rush is out of the way and I start to feel I am ‘on top of the facts’ again, I can allow myself to slow down a bit, bake apple-pies (and eat them) and enjoy leisurely mornings by the kitchen window, watching the tall treetops sway elegantly outside in the wind. It is then that my thoughts starts to drift in dreamlike motion,…

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51 days until… a little sneak peek

Hello curious creature ♥︎ Welcome to my blog post this Sunday! Did you know it is only 51 days until Christmas day? This may well be the reason why my studio is full of ribbons, velvet, lace, pearl buttons and the cheerful sounds of chit chattering from newly made creatures impatiently waiting to tell you their stories. They told me some of their secrets already and I cannot wait to share them with you, but I promised to keep them safe for just a little longer. But then again, I am not very good with keeping secrets, so without giving…

      This is the tale of a young woman who lived in a small village, a very long time ago. The village was build inside the belly of a beautiful big forest, full of oak trees, elms and pines. Around the village the people had build a strong high wall to protect themselves against the bad things that were roaming the wilderness on the other side and it was not often that folk would step foot outside these walls, out of fear for what might lurk there. Life was pleasant and safe in this small village and everything…

Spooky Tales on Sunday: Green Lady

“When he murdered her Under the old willow tree She was so very young This girl of twenty three Now she haunts his castle upon that bare hill Cursed its green gardens She dwells there still…” It was some five years ago whilst I lived on the windy West Coast of Scotland, when I first heard about her. The cottage I rented was part of a large, crumbling Estate, and on this Estate stood an ancient castle. It was build in the Thirteenth Century, had past through many hands and was besieged by many more and then finally left abandoned…