Collage at Touchstones


Embroidery on mixed media.  Segment of larger piece.

This little fella, and his rolled up newspaper, can be found  “walking along” on the collage I’m currently displaying in the People’s Art Exhibition at Touchstones, Rochdale. I’ll display the whole collage here after the exhibition comes down.

I couldn’t make the “preview”, so I haven’t seen it hung up yet.   Last year my work got hung near the “kiddie’s colouring table”. I rather liked that, and I hoped the little ones enjoyed it.

I see that my last blog was five months ago.  In the gap there has been a long hot-wet summer  and lots of  “low-brow” novels that I thoroughly enjoyed.





Everyone’s Got a Doughnut ‘Cept for Me!

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Secrets (young women in The Square), mixed media & stitch, Angie, 09/13

The Lady of Shallott



And moving thro’ a mirror clear
That hangs before her all the year,
Shadows of the world appear.
There she sees the highway near
Winding down to Camelot:
There the river eddy whirls,
And there the surly village-churls,
And the red cloaks of market girls,
Pass onward from Shalott.

Sometimes a troop of damsels glad,
An abbot on an ambling pad,
Sometimes a curly shepherd-lad,
Or long-hair’d page in crimson clad,
Goes by to tower’d Camelot;

Alfred Lord Tennyson

To read the whole poem please click on the link

A doughnut would have helped me a lot when I was young and my hair dark, long and glossy. The shine on my bun would have been my own little halo. A doughnut, for those who don’t already know, is a circle of foam with a hole in the middle. A pony tail can be pulled through the hole and neatly tucked under the doughnut. The result is a perfect bun. Today my inspiration is life’s rich tapestry, doughnuts, fashion, black tights and blue shorts, disco trousers, leggings, women in general and all their trims.

(my mixed media work can be purchased from No.10 Gallery, Baillie Street, Rochdale, and Touchstones Art Gallery (People’s Art Exhibition, Rochdale (until 23 November))