24 June 2014

Out and About

Right, I think I can now reveal my venue for the Rochford Art Trail, though eagle eyes may have spotted it in the right hand column.  Eyes, ha, she made an in joke and didn't realise! Yes I'm back in the opticians on North Street.  Lovely people.

I've had a few days of different things all in succession.  
A meeting of potential venues and artists for the Rochford Art Trail, chance to meet people, for those who didn't come I think they missed out.
The next day was an Embroiderers' Guild meeting, where Penny took us through making 3d containers from funky foam.  Lots of wonderful things made.  I can't show you my effort.  Unfortunately funky foam has a bit of a smell to it, reminds me of bubblegum, I left it in a bag of things to come back upstairs.  Should know better, 2 beasties with 4 legs lurve plastic bags, so they shredded that, and found my piece and tore that apart.
Then The Material Girls monthly meeting, where we are excitedly involved right at the start of a project with the National Trust, things are progressing.  Oooh must get on with my project, don't worry, I have a list, no ideas, just a list!!  If I work to usual I will have a brilliant idea, make it, abandon, and do something else.
Next a trip out to see an exhibition by the Members of Night & Day textile group.  They currently have an article in Workbox magazine.  Lovely display of work, be quick finishes this weekend if you want to see it. The clickable link takes you to their Facebook page.
Of course, as I end up only one roundabout away from Hobbycraft, well frankly its rude not to visit, so stopped off there.
This week is EG stitchy meeting and Burnham Art Trail stewarding.

I'm trying to put things back in cupboards, and of course although I didn't buy much at Hobbycraft, still got to fit it in somewhere.  So I've nothing arty to show you.
However spooky muzak time, in my blog feed several blogs yesterday/today all showing views of beautiful countryside/nature, taken near/from the author's location.  Must be a bit of sunshine.  I don't have such nice views out my window, so went into the garden and took these... well, had to, they are purple.

18 June 2014

Burnham Art Trail 21st-29th June

Burnham Art Trail
21st-29th June 2014

You can see, I am in the Funeral Directors
The flowers are those belonging to the venue, but I think the soft colours compliment
my sugar sweet colours.
This work has been seen before, but not in this entire collection.
Unfortunately still catching up since life situations, so making
most of what I have.

Apart from the long book, back/centre, items are for sale.
Far right beach huts, stitch/watercolour, pieces include mini easel displayed on.
If interested, please contact me direct, not my host venue.

I do have a few cards and notebooks for sale as part of Unframed
to be found at Venue 1, The Museum.
Also at Venue 1,  Secret Postcards, available via a sealed bid,
and yes I have contributed to this.

Do take a look - lots of very talented people with a range of specialisms.

06 June 2014

Art Trails

Burnham Art Trail
You will find my work at Venue 7
Stewarding at the Museum, Venue 1 on Thursday morning
26th June 2014
Click here for Trail information


I've been accepted into the 
Rochford Art Trail
18th-27th September 2014
Venue details awaited

04 June 2014

Kitty Kats

For my none Facebook friends, new cat photos.

Can you see it?
Bandit doing one of his tricks, worming his way under cushions
He should have been named Wigglebum

Here he is (Bandit)
Outside, playing with ping pong ball.
Very much a night time cat though, took us ages to get him outside in daylight.
Still waits til dusk before he goes out happily, then 2 hours later he will come in

Found his place under the bush which all our previous cats have also liked.
This one bit of a fuss pot, before we leave the house he has to have upsidedown tummy rubs
He should have been named Twizzle.

Both have been off their food a couple of days.
But all fit and well now....
just to make sure, they ate a fly each for supper.
Aren't animals lovely!!!