At the moment I'm planning new artworks for canvas, ribbon embroidery and porcelain...too many ideas and not enough time. New canvas work is for my exhibition in St Petersburg next year...I have finished assembling photos for inspiration...next to find music, then re-read some of Gogol's stories, find the poetry I wrote while I was in Russia in Octob ...

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Am I strong enough?

A strong person knows they have strength enough for their journey, but a person of strength knows that it is in their journey where they will become strong.   -Unknown ...

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Opportunity happens when you are happy to keep your doors open...that is what happened with my final art experience in St Petersburg.  I was extremely fortunate to study a masterclass with awesome artist Valerius Ivanov at the Nevsky Forum Hotel.   While we had fantastic chats in sentences combined with Russian, English and ...

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While visiting many museums and galleries in St Petersburg and Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), I was fortunate to see many beautiful displays of antique porcelain....I was in heaven!!!  During those trips I  worked with professional porcelain artist Alexei Nakhancov, we did a study tour of antique porcelain and techniques through The State Hermitage Museum an ...

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During my recent trip to St Petersburg, Russia, I studied a masterclass with the wonderful ribbon embroidery artist Valentina Razenkova.  Valentina's work is intricately detailed and combined handpainting and ribbon embroidery, and hand embroidery to create the most amazing landscapes and still life compositions.  I was fortunate to learn her own techni ...

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