30 March 2009

Exhibition News

Steam Into Stitch
4th - 19th April 2009
The Long Shop Museum, Main Street, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4ES

I will have a piece of work in this exhibition by the Eastern Region of the Embroiderers' Guild. Last Summer I attended a Study Day looking at the artefacts in the Museum, from which we were asked to make work for an exhbition.

This is from my design process.... not on the day. I was saying to a friend my Sketchbooks look more like a cross between architect plans and a novel. Not the beautiful attractive things others produce. But I've come to realise that I can't be what I'm not, and I'm more comfortable with words, rather than drawings.

22 March 2009

Sneaky Peek

Life is full of deadlines and then suddenly nothing... well not for another few months - time to be efficient and get ahead of the game!!

I have my venue for the Burnham on Crouch Art Trail in June, more information will be posted on that nearer the time.

I've to finalise details, but have an opportunity to exhibit at a local adult college in September.

And the sneaky peek - work made for a competition of a group I belong to. Hopefully it arrived on time and safely, if so, it will be seen at the conference in April.

10 March 2009

Added to Etsy

This is part of my HEART SERIES - so far there are 6 pieces, 4 of which are mounted up on canvas and are currently on exhibition, but I have 2 on Etsy which are unmounted. Leaving it for the purchaser to decide how to display.

This one is LOVE IS...
There are lots of techniques involved in this small artwork, in fact this series is more complex than some of my larger pieces, for instance there are 4 layers of fabric below what you can see!! A paper base, painted with water colour paint, and a spritz of other paints, printed on the computer - there's very subtle wording. Then its cut and stitched with chiffon in a Convergence Quilt technique. The heart is padded dyed fabric covered with silver leaf, alcohol inks and the words
As I have a project to do based on 'love tokens' in a museum collection, I'm sure the heart image will appear elsewhere.