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Gretel McEwen 

"Of course Gretel you won't be taking the art exam". Damning words from an art teacher who knew not her many years later this is a journey to return to my beginnings, to discover that crushed and young inner artist.

"We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time"

Little Gidding

T.S. Eliot

Often I find inspiration  in a word, a line of poetry, a passing remark....

Often I find inspiration in trees, the birds in my garden, a piece of fabric....

And sometimes I just play and see what happens.....

More at home with textiles, collage, printing, my present challenge is paper, paint, crayon, ink and pastel.......

And new learning is bookbinding, book-making - surprisingly I relish the precision!

And this is just a beginning........

Gretel composite
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