The Blues

My latest piece – a mini artwork called The Blues – has been chosen by curator Amy Oliver for ‘The Time of Her Life III’ dollhouse exhibition at The House of Smalls.

The Time of Her Life III. An exhibition of artworks conveying women’s thoughts, feelings and emotions as they navigate and negotiate the restless waters of peri/menopause and beyond.

Amy Oliver, Curator at The House of Smalls
House of Smalls Exhibition - The Time of her Life 3
‘The Time of her Life III’ – House of Smalls Dollhouse Exhibition

The exhibition takes place at The House of Smalls, Cambrook Court, High Street, Chipping Campden, Glos GL55 6AT from 27 May – 24 June 2023.

The Blues - hand embroidery
The Blues

The artwork

The changes in our hormones during perimenopause and menopause affect both our minds and our bodies. Some of the symptoms affecting our minds are known as the ‘Menopause Blues’.

“The spiralling effects of anxiety and depression, insomnia and brain fog changed my world. There were times I felt I was existing rather than living.” Anon.

Size 11.5 x 11.5 cm. Hand embroidered textile art. Perlé cotton thread, cotton cloth.

This is the second time I’ve taken part in The House of Smalls dollhouse exhibitions. I’m thoroughly enjoying the challenge of making small artworks and look forward to taking part in future exhibitions.


Here are a selection of images courtesy of Amy at The House of Smalls.

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