Well, a bit about who I am is in order here I imagine. I am an Illustrator as well as a Maker of stained glass. I started the stained glass about 20 years ago, and it never let go of its hold on me. The Illustration came much later, in fact I didn't really realise that I could draw until I was in my early thirties! That's what a provincial arts education in the eighties will do for you!
It is sometimes as if the glass and the drawing represent two parts of my personality, the glass I make is mostly about what looks pretty, what works on a purely decorative level. When I draw, a darker world seems to emerge, without conscious intention.
I have worried about this, as I have about a different style emerging for each material I use, but I have recently resolved to simply go with it. In any case, if I were to stick to one way of making drawings or glass then I would go mad with boredom!
let's cook: mince pies - Our final cooking challenge of 2017 was mince pies. It was just me and my mum competing in this one, and we decided to make them ready in time for a gro...