Author Archives: Flo

And now something completely different

AND NOW SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT (a retrospective) Since arriving back home from our stay in Salcombe I’ve been laid up in bed with a virus. This has given me time to reflect and to trawl through old notes and sketchbooks… and so it was while I was doing this, that I stumbled across something that […]

Back in Salcombe

BACK IN SALCOMBE It’s so good to be back! It must be something about the Devon sea air that has restored me too – my health is holding up and I’ve been able to do some lovely walks and catch up with Salcombe friends. We arrived on Good Friday in the beautiful sunshine so we […]

Slow and Steady

SLOW AND STEADY In the first week of January this year I was diagnosed with another illness called Fibromyalgia. If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry, most people haven’t! It’s another one of the weird chronic illnesses that isn’t very well understood, characterised by widespread pain in the muscles, tendons, joints, and nerves. Most […]

Sewing with Kittens

SEWING WITH KITTENS Some of you who know me on Facebook will have heard about my ‘sewing machine disaster’ – the way it rather inconveniently blew up in the run-up to Christmas. It was because I was probably working it far too hard, creating a patchwork quilt for my no.1 son – and a patchwork […]

New Studio

NEW STUDIO I was expecting the move to our new home (and new studio) to be quite an upheaval but nothing really prepared me for the enormity of the job! It was overwhelming at times, and it put me in bed for 2 months afterwards, but we’ve done it.   I’m loving my new studio, […]


CORNWALL Once again, I have been very fortunate to be offered a little residency in a holiday cottage, this time in Cornwall. I have to say that this is my favourite way to work! I get a chance to absorb the landscape over my time there, create sketches and take photos in preparation for creating […]

All Change

ALL CHANGE I felt the urge to write about the huge transition that I’m in right now. As you might know, I lost my father last November to a horrible disease – Parkinson’s and Dementia. I am still mourning him, and trying to come to terms with the suffering he went through in his last […]

Parkinson’s UK

PARKINSON’S UK I wanted to write about the success of the silent auction that I was holding in order to raise money for Parkinson’s UK. As you know, I lost my father to Parkinson’s disease last year and I wanted to give something back to the charity that had helped me and my family through […]

Coastline magic

COASTLINE MAGIC Did you know that we Brits have more coastline than India or even Brazil? I love telling people this amazing and surprising fact.┬áHere in the UK we have so many estuaries, inlets and islands that as far as shoreline goes, we totally outrank these enormous countries. Another amazing fact is that ‘Coton in […]

London and Charity Auctions

LONDON I’m just recovering from a very busy week and weekend. I was exhibiting at the international Parallax Art Fair in the Old Chelsea Town Hall on the Kings Rd in London. On Friday, I had to carry my work to the venue by train and taxi, so I was enormously grateful to my wonderful […]