How it works
I must divulge 10 things about myself
I must Tag 7 other blogs
So, here goes.....
Chinese embroidered panel from Marla Mallet1.
I grew up on the grounds of A Museum of Oriental Art and Textiles, where my Father worked. I am sure seeing these ancient works of Art daily, inspired my love and obsession with textiles and is what lead me to study this at Art College.
I love to cook and in particular to bake, I read cookbooks like most people read a novel.
I make bread, cakes or cookies almost every other day, but am also partial to chutneys, Roast dinners and curries. I see it as my therapy!
3.I am very stubborn. This can be an asset but I am trying to learn that sometimes it's good thing to back down. .............. I'm working on it.
image via FLICKR freeparking's photostream4.
I am mother to 3 very energetic little boys, 2 dogs and 1 cat, so if I am not posting here I am probably changing a nappy, making a ham sandwhich, helping with homework, putting a child to bed, feeding a dog or taking a nap. ............. that is if I am not working.
One of the most magical experiences of my life was a moonlit horse ride around the Pyramids at Giza, when my parents were living in Cairo. It all almost went pear shaped when one of the Horses bolted with my younger brother, then 8 yrs old, luckily an Egyptian Olympic showjumper was one of our riding compatriots and he rode to the rescue.
Lalique cuff via Diamonds and Rhubarb6.
In another life I would have been a Jewelry designer.
painting by me 20027.
I have exhibited my paintings in New York, and although I haven't picked up a brush in a few years it is something I aspire to return to.
image from The Newyorker August 7 19958.
I was a member of a Theatre Group in New York and acted in "Off Broadway" productions, for a while I thought I might follow this path but the lure of the visual would not succumb to a life of treading the boards.
image via indecorous taste9.
I love colour and am intrigued by colour theory, and while I use it continually in my work, introducing more into my own home and wardrobe is an ongoing project.
My Friends are incredibly important to me, I treasure them and hope they know it.
and the nominations are..............