I am a journalist and writer passionate about many things: landscape and the environment; folklore, history and places; books and poetry; sourcing good food and growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers. All this acts as a catalyst that inspires the creation of mixed-media stitched journals in fabric and paper.
78-years young, I became a freelance author, photo-journalist and mixed-media art-maker when ‘retiring’ from the magazine publishing company which my husband and I ran from 1967 to 1999. My work has appeared in a number of magazines – both on the printed page and online. Some have been a single article or report, others a regular series of features, or long-term on-going projects.
And now (early 2016) I am launching “ANN’S ART RETREATS” – a series of one-to-one tutored workshops on a wide range of creative themes in my own studio. During good weather, my wild acre of veg-plot, flower garden and orchard offers another source of inspiration, and somewhere to work.
Magazines, Companies & Organisations who have commissioned work from me include:
BBC Countryfile magazine
BBC Good Food, BBC Olive & ‘Hello’
Camping & Caravanning Club magazine
Discover Touring magazine (former Travel Editor)
Dobies of Devon monthly e-newsletter & weekly blog
Goodwood magazine & Goodwood Illustrated
Grow it! magazine
Harrod Horticultural (online cookery)
In Touch (Caravan Writers’ Guild)
Kitchen Garden: magazine and online
MMM (Motorhome Motorcaravan Monthly)
Organic Garden & Home
Patchwork & Quilting
Practical Caravan magazine
RHS (Royal Horticultural Society)
SEW Magazine (Embriderers’ Guild)
Stitching Matters (Editor, Cherwell Valley Embroiderers’ Guild)
Tastes of Britain
Three Counties Agricultural Society (Ann’s Malvern Jotter)
Blogs using the Blogger platform include: Journaling the Journal; Grandma’s Gardening Notes (finalist 2013 RHS Blog Competition); Traveller’s Tales; Ann’s Malvern Jotter. Please click on any of the Blogger Blog titles if you would like to visit any of them.