At the end of this month Dorset holds it's Art Weeks, or open studios. See the box to the right. I really am not panicing though Jan tells me she is a little. I have things to show and hopefully people will turn up. I can only put up what I have made and hope people will like them. A lot of my items are for sale for charity and any that don't sell I will be putting in my Etsy shop after the event.
I've been so content actually I've been making pieces for a exhibition in August 2015! I just hope I won't be wiping egg off my face now. Last Thursday night I had a huge lightbulb go off just before bed. Makes a change they usually do at about 3am and I struggle to remember in the morning. Anyway I went into the studio and layered up some bits so they could dry over night.
The next morning I could add colour to the base. There is a Khadi base, tissue, jute twine, scrim, leaves and molding paste covered in dilute acrylics and inks
While all that was drying I layered up these wools, silks, scrim, leaves, Angelina fibres and some sparkly Christmas ribbon chopped up and then covered with chiffon.
A thorough zapping under the embellisher fused everything together and even the leaves held up under the chiffon!
The two were then joined together with hand stitch and some beads added.
A bit more stitch, yet more beads and a few more leaves later and it's almost there. I have it up stretching on the Wall at the moment which gives me time to readjust the eyes and see where else it needs things before mounting it on a canvas panel.
I have also been making notebook covers, all A6 size. Top row just about finished and the bottom row in various stages. I did the two pink ones on the aircraft and in the hotel at Edinburgh recently. I like it when things have a little history!
And I do leave the house sometimes! Last week was Olivia's first swimming lesson. I think she loved it!!
Have a great week.