30 September 2016

Dodging the Bullet (Journal)

So time has run away with me, again.... perhaps I should write more lists, or perhaps that's yet another avoidance of doing, cos list keeping can be a full time career.
Not only have I lost hours looking at Bullet Journals, to decide if I need one... errr No.  This week I've discovered another - Log Book - yes a book to record things achieved.  Now eons ago I had heard of a Brag Book, and thought, right I will do that, make myself a little book to record the good stuff I've done, to confirm I've done something with my time.
So for several years I made one of these:

Had to be a small book of patterned pages - no idea why, just did.  Two pages to a week, in which I briefly wrote out achievements for the week, no pretty journal stuff.
I kept these for a few years, and then moved on to a simple small purchased page a day diary, and stopped recording what I've achieved as such.  It has shown up patterns, ie several times during the year opportunities arise, other times of the year everything collides. I still use the diary to record opportunities found, regardless of whether I go for them or not. I also avidly note arty purchases, ie how much, where from, incredibly useful to search out when I need more, and to see how long certain things last.

I have got something new to share, but its time sensitive, so give it a couple of days, I'm squealing with excitement.

In the meantime there's art housekeeping to do.  Putting work back in cupboards, which it should fit in to. However, it turns into, chuck it in and slam the door, run before it falls out again. Pondering the merits of photos to use on business cards, even what to write on the card, and which order.  Its not like I don't have any and have never done, but trying to work out which information is the most important, and should be first, and has that changed.
I did get myself a QR code thingy and was going to add that to my Trail displays - but actually how many people use?  Might have better luck welding a Pokemon to it.

Sooooo call back in a few days, and I will have something colourful to show you.

18 September 2016

Bing Bong

Well of late, this little blog has been one of these service announcement thingies.

Bing Bong
The next event which Beverley has planned
will be the

Its just I decided to give some things a whirl, which not done before, and everything collides in the same time frame.

Hadleigh Art Trail has been and gone, I sold nothing at the event, but had lovely time meeting people when stewarding and at the tea party.  First time entry, not sure about another, too early to determine that.

Rochford Art Trail is still on - until 24th, so please visit if you can.
Got very excited one evening when the mobile rang (you have to know I don't have the mobile clamped to my ear, it hardly ever rings - except to ring twice to signal, someone's home or got off the train and waiting).  Soooo is it my art work they want, oh which piece, how much.  Naaaah, apparently I'm looking to swap where I'm living and this person is interested.  So hubby will get a new room mate!!!  
I did the Art and Design Sale as part of the Trail - sales were few, and I spent more than I took, well I'd taken this large float in case and rude not to spend.

So I can't share anything that I am making at the moment, as they are all things needed for others to have first dibs on.  So it does make it look like I don't do anything!!

Bing Bong
I do have work,
am making stuff full of absolutely gorgeousness (cough)
you will fight over it and pay me millions for it.

In the meantime I will do something 'pretty' which I can share with you, warning, may involve paint.  Cough, says the person who decides to sponge black gesso on paper the night before the Art Sale, and then thinks, hope this comes off my fingers and nails.

Bing Bong
will leave you with

Out at the Book Fair last November
I did some simple black and white stitching on printed book pages.

I have things I regularly attend where I can't share the 'secret' work
and everyone is chatty so hard to concentrate.
I thought I would do more of this simple stitching.
Then I saw Karen Ruane's blog posting,
starting here
Wow, I love that book got to get me one.
And so here it is, my go out and about and stitch in book.
Easy to pick up and go - needles, scissors, thread and the book.
I hope to use it for the forthcoming year and see how full it gets,
or whether its diverted by tea, cake and chat!

14 September 2016

Saturday 17th Sept - Art & Design Sale

Saturday 17th September
10.30am- 5pm

Art and Design Sale
Rochford Art Trail
Tack Room
Horse and Groom Pub
(just along from Fire Station, Rochford)

I will be participating in this event.
Come along, with your cash to buy from
the artists.

Here's a small example of what I will have available.

Small Canvas 4" sq on easel
"Monday's Child" verse with heart - various
Small Canvas 4" sq
Beach Hut with summertime wording - various

6"x8" "Postcards"
Each has a high quality paper backing, can be written on
Various designs, maps, hearts, abstract patterns.
Last few left - various colours.

I will also likely have a few of Keith's small mounted
Photography pieces  - see his main display in Rochford Library.

If you would like anything from my website, brought along to the event.
Let me know before Saturday and I can arrange this.


Looking forward to meeting you.

12 September 2016

Rochford Art Trail NOW ON

You will find me at Venue 10

My work is in the windows, available 24/7 for viewing
All of this work is new, not been exhibited before.
It is based on patterns found from sudoku puzzles.

Left Window

"Resolution 2" - 12" canvas panel - £45

Close up

"Resolution 3" - 12" sq canvas panel - £40

Close up

Right Window

"Resolution 1" - 10" sq canvas - £65

Close up

In the bottom cube are three of my 'postcard' pieces
Each of these is 6" x 8" - £15
They have a high quality 160 gsm paper backing
Can be displayed or posted at own risk.

I also have a postcard in the collective postcard exhibition in the
Grey Goose pub.

Saturday 17th September 2016
Art & Design Sale
I am participating in this event.
Tack Room
Horse & Groom Pub
please come along and...
Bring your cash!!

02 September 2016

Hadleigh Art Trail - Now On - My Display

Hadleigh Art Trail
1st-11th September
Venue 26

Contact me:
If you telephone my home number please be aware its announced calls.

Below details of my work

As you step through the door, all my work is on your left.
(Trail Guides and my business cards are on the table at right of seating area)

"Which Way" - 20cm sq - £45
(Essex map base)
along with

"Traverse 1" pink - 15cm sq - £25

"Traverse 2" blue - 15cm sq - £25
(Traverse 3 is a green version, also available)

"Roaming Essex" - 18x23 cm - £45
(bookbinding techniques of Essex maps, in a panel format)

"Where Am I" - 26x36 cm - £65
(mix of urban and rural locations)
along with

"Travel Log" - book - £40
(maps which travel Scotland - Norfolk - Essex and London)

Along at the multi artist display in HOFS

"Essex Countryside" - 50x40 cm - £130
(map of Essex)

Thank you for looking