I am a mixed media artist who loves small and simple using printmaking techniques, collage and the occasional stitch and oil pastel
While playing around with my own untrained practice and questioning my transition from a busy working life to the desire to make things, a friend gave me some words of advice “just have a look in your box of bits and pieces and start playing”!
Those many boxes of bits and pieces are now usually always my starting point for making. The boxes include pieces of fabric, completed linocut and mono print images, small pencil drawings, photographs, bits of found paper, old work I am unhappy with (usually torn up), pieces of silver, wire and so the list goes on as does the ongoing collection of the bits and pieces and subsequent boxes! I like to re-use and re make work.