Great news about the 'virus' project

Wow, there are lots of news about the 'virus' project! 

You can see them now online on the website of the Counterweave Gallery in Rome as part of their exhibition about the lock down 

They are also  in a virtual exhibition on the B-side festival website, but also as a poster on display in the B-side Outpost on the Isle of Portland. 

I 'm in contact with the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester and that's where the 'viruses' will go as part of a collection to show, how people coped during the Pandemic.

Just recently the whole 'virus' project got a new meaning. 

Every day I sit down to make my 'virus' of the day, I think about my friend Roger, who died of the virus.It was such a shock and he is missed so much by everyone who knew him. I thought that many, many people all over the world feel like this, and it would be nice to remember all the people who did and will not survive the pandemic. My small contribution to this is, that I started stitching the names of people , who sadly lost their life, on the 'virus' project. I announced this on social media and I got some really heartbreaking letters and stories. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me, if you want a lost loved one included.

You can contact me here on the website, on Facebook or on Instagram!

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The Virus Project


Just at the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, it was obvious, that my husband and I had to shield immediately due to his Leukemia.

At that point we didn't know how long we would have to be in isolation, but because I watched every single film about Pandemics available :-) ( my favourite is still 'Outbreak', with  Dustin Hoffman), I knew it would not be a matter of a few weeks.

As a creative mind, I always need to have some kind of creative project going on and that's why I started the 'Virus Project'

A virus a day - for every day in isolation, that was the plan!

After 3 days I had the idea to use the project to raise money for a good cause and set up a fundraising page.  The cause closest to my heart was our local hospital in Dorchester, the place where we would  be treated, if we would catch the virus.  

For every £20 donation, I would give a framed virus to the donor.

You can imagine how surprised, and also hurt and angry I was, when I was asked by the charity department  of the hospital to take down my page. They found it inappropriate to offer 'viruses!

Well, they are entitled to decide where their donations come from and therefore I changed my plan, set up a new fundraising page , directly for the NHS and raised £500 within a short time.

I still make a virus every day and many people buy them, because they see, that these little artworks might have a historical significance, because they document the Pandemic 2020.

The viruses will also go on display with 

I also sent them to the  Dorset County Archives,  they were looking for diaries of any kind about the pandemic.

Here are some 'virus' examples!

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So much has happened.....

A lot has happened in the last few months, Open for Art was a huge success, I sold all of the sea life series, I took part in a few other exhibitions and sold the 3 large women and a few of the small ones too. I obviously have to get going and create something new.

The most important news is probably that one of my works is accepted by the South West Academy of Fine Art for their annual open exhibition in Exeter castle.

You can see my entry here 

The work accepted is a little different from my usual art. It is a little dress, titled 'Childhood Dreams'

The artwork is an old fashioned child's nightdress with images of happy dreams and the face of a little girl on the front and some terrifying images of the little girl in different situations, where she is scared and trying to hide on the back.

The inspiration for this work came from my work as Psychotherapist in Germany, where I used to work with victims of sexual abuse.

The two sides of the dress represent the reality, the back of the dress with all its fears and hopeless feelings and the imaginary fantasy world on the front, with a hiding place, a friendly dragon and some happy imaginations. Sometimes the only way to cope with reality, is to escape to a better world in their imagination.

I used the more subtle embroidery and the dull colours on the back to represent how difficult it is for abused children to let others see their reality.

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'Open for Art Dorset' is a a biannual open studio event in the South of Dorset.

Here is the link to the website 

The event takes place from 18th of May till 2nd of June.

I'm organising a group venue, the Heights Hotel on Portland, where I will exhibit with 11 other brilliant artists. There will be an exciting mixture of media, from Textiles  to Pottery, Linoprint, Batik, Painters and much more.

We will have a private view as well, please feel invited, there will be a glass of 

Cava and many lovely people...not to mention the exquisite art!!

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More women and Mackerel

So much happened, I don't know where to begin!

The Selfie Series, has a few ladies missing now, I sold 5 of them, they all went to a good home!

But I made lots of new work.

Here is one of my favourite: The dance of the Mackerel

And here is another new one, The Dragonfly

I had a friend from Germany visiting me and we did a lot of sewing together.

These 2 ladies were born, The Fish Whisperer and The Lobster Girl

And here is the latest, which is already sold, Mother and Daughter

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The 'Selfie' Series

The story of the 'Selfie Series'

The series of the 12 smaller women is finished now and they are individually framed.

Let me tell you what the idea behind this project is. Many years ago I had an interesting and successful job as a social worker and counselor in a women's centre. After I became ill it turned out that I would not be able to work anymore and I became a very young pensioner.

Which was difficult in a society where people are a lot defined about their careers. It's one of the first things people ask! What's your name? And what are yiu doing? What is your job?

First I didn't know what to say, because I was not 'Doing' anything.

Eventually I realized I'm doing a lot!! Probably more than I have done while working in my job.

All these 12 women represent me and all the things I do. I 'm good alt all of it, you could say, I have 12 'jobs' now, but I prefer to call it a vocation.

They are all listed individually in the Gallery under 'Art for Sale, including prices

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The making of the sirens

I had this idea of lots of tiny little women pictures for a while, but finally I knew what I wanted to do!


First rough sketch of the faces, size 5 x 5 cm each

here the just got clothes and lovely red lips

some of them have grown hair...

and here are a few with their fishy hair accessories

Finally they are all finished! Aren't they pretty?

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More women

A little update on the women's project! I'm aiming for 12 and have finished 7 so far!

Here they are:









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The fisherman's wife

The fisherman's wife was the first of a series of women's portraits. They all are identified trough men, their husband, their fathers, their brothers etc. My intention is, to show how much identity, character and expression they have as independent persons.  For me it is significant to do this in a traditional 'female' medium, sewing and embroidery, technics which still struggle to get recognized in the art world.

'The fisherman's wife' is now sold and goes to a good home in Montana/USA

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New project

After having finished the fisherman's wife, the herbalist's daughter and the beekeeper's sister I realized how much I have enjoyed making these! Therefore I want to make a piece which builds up on these 3 ladies.

Here is the plan: A large piece which consists of 12 individual pieces, all woman, but not identified through men, but with their own profession and title. 4 are finished already, they are approximately 15 cm X 15 cm each.

The artist, the fisherwoman, the beachcomber and the dressmaker!

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Christmas offer

New prints available, now on special offer just in time for Christmas!

mounted small print, approximately 40x40 cm now £50

unmounted small print £ 40

mounted large print approximately 65x65 cm now £70

large unmounted print cm now £ 60

series of all 3 small  mounted now  £130

series of all 3 large mounted now £190

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The 3 womwn are back from the framer!

the 3 womwn are back from the framer and I'm very happy how they look now! See yourself!

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