Monday, 19 December 2011

Origami Paper Stars

I have been making and demonstrating how to make these origami stars out of
Christmas Wrapping Paper over the last couple of weeks.
I gave them away to the students who popped into
The Gallery Open Day Session on the 13th of December and sold some for Charity too!
See my blog posts about this on my daily blog below.
Instead of using money I used good quality Christmas Wrapping Paper
and cut the five rectangles, 4" by 7" which made them easier to handle by most
It was lovely to see people apprehensive at first because of the thought of the star
but as they repeated the points , the star started to come together and when they were holding
their own finished star, they were smiling and appreciating what they could make out of five bits of paper!
Origami can be a daunting skill for some if not made into easy steps and fun!
Enjoy making and sharing these as I have done.
Thank you to all that post wonderful makes and share their creativity on You Tube!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Night Circus

I have just started reading 'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgaenstern.
I would highly recommend it. Erin's book has sparked off many new ideas for artworks.
Enjoy watching the trailer and reading.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Venice Inspiration

I am working on a new piece of work, a column based on Architecture and buildings decay.
See the column sculpture, 'Jeannetta Sculpiturio' on my art portfolio site
I saw these wonderful videos on the Venetian Carnival and Experience and it led me down new ways and techniques within the art piece.
Hope it inspires you too!

How to make a Fascinator

I have been making Hats and Fascinators with some of my students on a Textile Tuesday.
I found this video and was 'fascinated' and transferred some of the techniques into our
See the post on my Quilters Cottage Blog

How to make a Christmas Bauble

I have been making Christmas Ornaments for many years now and I got the opportunity
to make Christmas baubles this month at our Weeting Quilters Group. Enjoy the video and then visit my post at Quilters Cottage to see the wonderful fabrics, trimmings and finished baubles.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

November 5th

I didn't go out this November the 5th but enjoyed viewing some
of the fireworks from a near by display from the our conservatory
as it was raining hard.
Then Stewart and I watched ' V for Vendetta'.
A controversial film about 'The Gun Powder Plot'
and how it may relate to our, "Future".

Enjoy the videos and then you may want to consider the implications of this future!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween Tribute 2011

I don't normally celebrate Halloween but I have made some bowls see
and found this video for 'The Monster Mash'

Lace Folded Purse

I am always looking for folded Bag Patterns and especially liked this on. See my version of it on my Blog HERE

Green Lantern DVD

I watch many different medias for inspiration. On Saturday night Stewart and I watched
'The Green Lantern'. Very Comic Book!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Caves of Forgotten Dreams

This clip shows a small glimpse into the French Chavet Caves were the Prehistoric Cave Paintings were found. To think most were done by flame light.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Real Steel

Stewart and I went to see the Film, 'Real Steel', at the Cinema.
It was an insight into how technology is going to change
but societies attitudes may not!
Is it still going to be a throw away World?
I was fascinated by the technology and
where I can take my artwork process to!
Hugh Jackman makes this a feel good film too!
Enjoy this trailer.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sew Wild Alisa Burke

I have just brought Alisa Burke's book, Sew Wild. This is an interview with
her and a taster of what is in her book.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Downtown Abbey

I love the series Downtown Abbey and I am so glad it is back on the tv.
Isn't it wonderful it won so many awards?
This video gives you a little taste of the series and rooms at High Clere Castle, near Newbury England.

Sunday, 18 September 2011


September the 11th is my Birthday but since 911 happened I tend to celebrate either side and keep this day quiet. I have included this video as it shows some of the courage and human spirit that comes out in such tragic circumstances. (Thank you t Judy for sending it to me.)
It is narrated by Tom Hanks.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Journal or Diary Cover

I am making journal and diary covers at the moment. This video is so good and clear with the instructions that I really recommend it.
See the start of my journal cover at Quilters Cottage Studio

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Air Swimmers

I saw this fantastic video which was recommended to me by another Artist Judy Ferguson.
They are amazing to watch and the technology behind them is wonderful.
View the amazing and fun exploits of the flying fish and shark video by clicking.

Also visit Judy's Blog HERE
Thank you Judy for sharing.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Amazing Paper Craft Video

I saw this and added it to my New Card Making and Paper Craft Blog.
Enjoy the video and then visit my new blog at

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Magical Art in the Garden

In the Summer I always spend a lot of time in the garden and visiting Open Gardens and this video is so inspiring. Sadly some of it was destroyed in the latest fires that went through Australia. How sad, art is transient at times especially in a garden!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Mushroom Time

While away on holiday I photographed many different artist inspiration including some bracket mushrooms see my blog post HERE.
I just loved this time lapsed video of them growing.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Living History

Every Culture has it's costume and traditions. This video shows a small snippet of the beauty of Japans Kimono.
Also see more of how the kimono is worn on my blog quilters cottage norfolk

Hectic Life Needs TLC

When life is going a little too fast and you know you need to, "stop and smell the roses", I hope this short video helps.

Friday, 6 May 2011


I have been having a try at origami 3D shapes that move and tried to make a Firework
see my blog www.quilterscottagenorfolk and the results!! I would like to tackle something like this in the future after a little more practice.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Chinese Inspiration

I found this video while researching "The Legend of The Blue Willow Pattern.

This well known pattern is found on china ware. It is very well made and a is really animation inspiring when you break down how the set was made and how it has been produced.
I have been making printed cards with different techniques using Chinese Inspiration
and have posted these on

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci died on the 3rd of May in 1519. His inspiration for development in technology surely aided our modern inventors?

It's May Day

Its the 1st of May today and I went looking for research and liked the sound of this.

Sunday, 24 April 2011


While researching techniques for using Household Bleach ( see my blog post and video on, this Anime Character kept appearing.
I admire the Anime artists and some of the artists work is really good atmospheric graphic art on this video.
It's amazing these days what you find when researching on the internet sometimes it's good stuff, other times uh oh!! This is on the good side!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Gone Surfing

Jenn (my daughter) and her boyfriend have gone down to Cornwall for the week to visit his family and hopefully do some swimming and surfing. I have been there done that and love the water sports! I mainly watch these days. Hopefully there will be no sharks visiting Cornwall wanting a snack!!!
This film is coming out later this year, it's a really inspirational film on how to get back on your board!
It also contains "Firework", by Katy Perry as the end theme.

Katy Perry

This video by Katy Perry is so inspirational and so true!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Art Music

A relaxing Sunday morning watched this video, fascinating how it was drawn and made. Enjoy!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Digital Collage

Most artists start with their practice and now move through into other art skills and develop a completely new piece of work.
I think, create and make the work then photograph place on a blog or website and then go on to manipulate into digital imagery, combining further to create something unlike the original.
This video shows some of this content.

More fun and Chocolate

I don't often like the adverts but this is so cool and clever.

A Bit of Fun

I love watching extreme sports and when it combines with fun, I am in there!


I am going to add more videos to express the ideas of where my work is going. I will start by adding other peoples to capture the essence first and hopefully this will share the inspiration with you.
I have been going down this avenue for some time and it was when I went on a fellow Wordpress bloggers site that it hit me what I needed to do and it has opened up an even bigger creative world for me, adding videos to your site to express and aid ideas. My Blogger and Wordpress website had been pretty static, so for the last two days I have been playing with putting videos on and also viewing videos out there. I warn you I have really diverse tastes and it all mixes in how I relate to the world and how I create my work. You can see a small selection so far in the Vodpod Viewer opposite.
This is another creative side of me from tradition to contemporary.

This video inspired me so Thank you Kira.
I love the animation and the textiles.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

First Post for Art2Inspire Tech

Welcome to my new Blogsite, Art2Inspire Tech.
This site will enable me to display and share my experience with contemporary art, the inspiration and contact with technology especially videos within my art practice. I often start my work by traditional practices then expand them into modern art pieces. These works I felt needed a contemporary site for sharing.