Friday, 28 May 2010

Glastonbury Exhibition

A few photos of the exhibition currently showing at Glastonbury Galleries.  Bev, Diana and I worked hard yesterday morning setting up and people were trying to get in before we had finished so we are hoping for a good foot fall especially over the Bank Holiday weekend when visitors come to Glastonbury for the Earth and Spirit Fair. One of us will be in residence over the long weekend from 11-4 so do pop in and say hello.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Busy, busy, busy.....

I can't believe 9 days have passed since my last post, where has the time gone?  But then I guess I have been busy with all sorts of things.  Transcribing family history records for Somerset Hundreds, a day with my brother cooing over the new addition in the family, a 10 week old Border Terrier.  Preparing for my Glastonbury Exhibition on 29 May - 6 June.  I also have a craft stall at Stourhead (National Trust in Wiltshire) this weekend where I will be selling my felted hats and bags that I made during the long cold winter when my art had dried up.  (It will be great to see you there, if you can make it please make yourself known).  Yesterday, with wood, drill and saw in hand I was making hat stands.

Stourhead arts and crafts will be quite a family affair as my sister, Rona, will be selling her knitted mice and my daughter, Emma, designer bunting, her new venture called Threads and Tails.  I spent the weekend helping her with last minute preparations and doing simple sketches suitable for felt cutouts for decoration.  Here are a few examples. I also did some vehicles and animals too.  I am not very proficient at drawing from the imagination but  once I got started the ideas seemed to flow.  It's great being a member of an arty/crafty family, we bounce ideas off one another when we get together and then there is no stopping us.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Tabby Cat Workshop

Here are a few pictures from the workshop I did for Somerset Skills and Learning in Wells.  There were 11 students, all beginners in coloured pencil.  Everyone did an amazing job with the eyes and made them look round and watery.  We had such a variety of fur textures from soft to spikey and even curly as they all found there individual style.  A couple of people managed to finish the picture and everyone else was happy to put there finishing touches in at home.  Well done to all, it was lovely to meet such enthusiasm and I look forward to seeing you at a future workshop.  Hope you enjoyed the experience and that it has given you confidence to try some more coloured pencil art.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Wolf - Scraperboard

Remember scraperboard at school, I loved it and have since forgotten all about it.  But recently  I have come across a young wildlife artist Cristina Penescu http://www.wild-visions.com/ , her work is amazing and I was so inspired I just had to have a go.  Well my order arrived in the post yesterday and I couldn't wait to get started and this is the result. 4x6 inches and 3 hours later.  No way do I come anywhere near Cristina's standard but I was pleased with the result.