Daisy, 2015 pencil crayon by Morag Noffke I came into the world alone I stand firm Independent and strong Making my own choices They are my power I have roots That ground me And leaves That energize and restore me I hold my head of petals up To the Light I receive Its rays And … Continue reading Independent and Strong.
Light and colour, colour burst, pastels, by Morag Noffke. I am enjoying playing with colour at the moment but I added a new challenge of using light. In this painting I explored a yearning that I have had: to paint light coming from behind the flowers from a light source, such as a window. I … Continue reading Light and colour, Art process and reflection.
Photos by Morag Noffke Mothering and nurturing is something that we all need; and should do for ourselves. Today, being mother's day, I hope you know that you are special, whether you have cats, dogs or human children you are an important person in their lives. Thank you for your time and care which you … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
... we scrapped dying and inscribing designs on the eggs and decided to draw designs on instead. This was a delightful solution and pastime.
Welcome to the first installment of my Victorian Crafting Series working with Cassell’s Compendium of Victorian Crafts. Morag and I decided to start off with the Monograms and Cyphers because we anticipated that it would be a relatively quick one and also because it would give us something to use as a cohesive image throughout
Now that I have made the changes I am definitely happier with it even it might not be perfect. Thank you for your comments. I appreciate them.
The table before and after. Sitting outside at my table. Before I tell you about my creative process I want to tell you about our habit of sitting outside. I like sitting outside; either alone or with Derek, my husband, or with family or friends. We experience mild weather here most of the year … Continue reading Do you know how I painted my garden table?
We left early, and because we were ignorant of how long travel takes in England we were overly optimistic about what we could achieve, so we headed for Stratford-upon-Avon which was not really on our route. The towns with their picturesque houses were a contrast the busy motorways. We finely arrived at Stratford-upon-Avon. The swans … Continue reading Day 5: 18th Aug 1997 Ignorant Travellers
I woke up at 4.15 in the morning with the sun was just tipping the horizon at 4.40. My anxiety was also making an appearance. At first Derek and I found it difficult to decide where to go, who to phone and how to go about ‘it’. The indecision made me irritable. A storm was … Continue reading What a day! Day 2 Fri 15th Aug 1997
We had the attic room – my dream come true. I felt quite spoilt. It overlooks all the other houses, all looking the same with their ‘Mary Poppins’ rooves, chimneys and trees, going on and on in a patchwork quilt of shapes and colours. It’s quite humid in London, would you believe! The windows mist … Continue reading Day 1 in London: Thursday 14th, Aug 1997