Friday, 23 January 2015

Facebook Challenge

I have risen to the challenge of 3 pieces on the Facebook Art challenge for 5 days and it has been fun to see so much creativity.  I am writing blog entries on my new website, so for now, will try and do the same for entries for Art Space.   Here is Day 1 and Day 2 so far if you are not a facebook viewer.

The first, current work based on the Somerset Level Flooding and the 2nd drawings and marks that inspired the Last Silence work as wall hung and 3D work.   Watch this space for more entries.

On another note...
I am planning to offer short mini idea/workshop suggestions in future blogs. They will mostly include drawing, collage, and imagery for inspiration, art and stitch practise.
I know there is so much 'out there' online and not sure if there is a place for it, but feel that as I am always creating and filling sketchbooks as a starting point for my own work, it might be good to offer some suggestions for others who may not be able to take classes so regularly.

As mentioned - the ArtSpace (the same name) blog part of my new website will have up-to-date information and news and I eventually hope to introduce flip page mini workshop approaches in the future as well.  Please keep an eye on the website  as well.

Thanks for reading.....more to come.

Monday, 19 January 2015

A new year and NEW WEBSITE

I hope you all had a good Christmas and we are now into 2015.  Can't believe when I write that.

Life has been full since last writing.  Open Studio for Somerset Art Works was successful, based here at my home gallery and studio with Vera Sheaf, a painter/printer friend from Somerton. It was fun to work small with framed pieces - all based on my new work about the flooded Somerset Levels last year.  Please have a look at the New Work section on the website.

I have been busy working on new pieces for upcoming exhibitions this year at the Festival of Quilts, Bilston Hall, the Museum of Somerset, (Taunton) and especially Quilt Art's 30th anniversary Dialogues and Small Talk touring exhibitions.

A big change for me is creating and managing my own website at 
Please have a look.   Even switching domain names (a challenge for a novice tech person like me), but very pleased I could do it.

I am really wanting to be more pro-active with this blog (there is also one on my new website) and hope to bring more news, views and mini work shop ideas to both sites in the future, so stay tuned.

Thanks for reading and will be in touch.