Saturday, March 16, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
It’s Between Tides time of year in Westmere, Auckland. An annual exhibition on the beach organised by the Jersey Collective. I’ve taken part in this several times now, it’s an annual Auckland event the whole family loved to be part of when we lived nearby. The next one is on the 10th March 2013 and I am very sorry not to be there. I was sat gazing out of the window at work, watching the snow, idly wondering if it was time to make an early escape before the snow meant an enforced sleep over in Sheffield (I need to drive over the moors to get home) and thinking - well I could at least submit an art work....
My previous exhibits have included - a deck chair; little wooden waves, a seabed and some painted inflatable rings...what could I do that I could post, but would be weather proof, dog proof, child proof and large enough not to get lost in the vast expanse of the site. Maybe subliminal messages from the recent jubilee and Olympics have got to me...bunting is the ideal thing. Bunting to celebrate creativity, the female form, international relations, friends, bunting long enough to go round the world.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Last week I was mostly taking embroidered art to be shown in Bank Street Arts 'Embroidered Narratives" exhibition. Opening event (Facebook)
I submitted two pieces, and was delighted to have them both accepted. The brief was to submit contemporary "illustrative" textiles, representative, or abstract.
In the work ‘Protected‘ I wanted strong graphical representation of women, with the overlaying figure subtly overseeing and encircling in a protective way. On display but in control.
The work ‘Reflection’ is taken from a sketch of a male model, but I aimed for an androgynous and anonymous representation of the figure.
Bank Street Arts will be hosting an open afternoon for Embroidered Narratives on Friday 13th July, between 3:00pm and 6:00pm. All welcome. Cafe Juniper will be open for tea and cake
The exhibition runs from
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
I like how I can now edit it, change the colours, change the back ground, change the scale. It will only print out in A4 however, any larger and the image gets a bit pixillated. Not sure how David Hockney does it, but for a first attempt, I was fairly happy.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
After a few warm ups, which are traditionally my best work, it's back to the ink. Opps, what I thought was black ink turns out to be blue. Oh well, I pass it off as creative and interesting (hopefully)
After a few nervous scribbles, all appears to be well. I relax and have a very enjoyable drawing session. Fantastic to be so creative mid week.