Friday, 6 July 2012


At last I have a moment to sit down and play with the beautiful new blue ribbon that has been waiting for me for a week or so...  it's a gorgeous periwinkle blue which I know is going to make lovely flowers.

I do think the colour is going to be tricky to photograph though, I've had to tweak this picture to get it looking right.  At least it's not as difficult as purple, that defeats my camera every time.

In other news, the De-Junk, Re-Junk exhibition is now open for visitors at Birkenhead park Visitor Centre, see my Events page for details.  I will be 'minding' the exhibition this coming Sunday and Monday afternoons, and Sunday morning next weekend.  I'd love to see you if you can pop along, it's well worth a visit.

And on to the next thing, I am preparing my piece for the annual TX creative textiles exhibition at Castle Park Arts Centre in Frodsham, details to follow soon.

Oh, and in my spare time(!) I have been setting up a new Facebook page for me as an artist and maker, in addition to the page I already have for my ffflowers.  It is somewhere where I will be able to collect photographs of my glass and collagraph prints etc. and post details of events I am taking part in.  I'd love it if you would take a look and maybe 'like' what you see!

Busy busy busy!


  1. I know what you mean about purple, but black is my "bete noir" for photos. I guess you don't make black flowers too often though!

    1. I don't find black so bad, increasing the overall lightness (not contrast) of the photo works for me.

  2. Strangely scarlet caused the scanner a bit of trouble last week. whereas it was fine the week before. Technology. Pah!

    1. I used to have problems with any sort of red, it went all 'glarey' until I discovered that reducing the saturation in a photo editor sorts it pretty well.


Helen Smith, artist and maker in glass, print and stitch.


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