A little crowing here. Both my books - The Cycle Begins and Lughnasadh have been selected for the EDGE exhibition.
Very pleased as these were worked as I was nursing my husband through a terminal illness.
The power of creativity to keep one going - to find respite for an hour or two - to have ones mind filled with creative dust instead of daily reality.Making these books was my life line.
I wasn`t sure if I could handle rejection but a dear friend made sure I had lovely cups of tea and some wonderful art to view as we waited to call at 2.30.
" Yes both books have been accepted"
Cause for another cuppa and a bun
I have been staying with friends and walking on a West Coast beach. Different seaweed and a few finds.
Weather was abysmal but it was a chance to explore another coastline.
These pole were along one part of the beach. Always in a line of 3 and draped with seaweed. No sand on this beach all shingle.
Seaweed and some drawings from workbook
Some finds but looking for a small dried starfish and a crab.
Cabinet painted at last. Was finding the wood colour distracting when items were placed on it. Now have a better idea of overall look.
Tried a variety of paints until I found this one. This is the effect I was looking for, flat white.
On the beach, found the correct size and shape of wood I was looking for. Just need to work out how to make a fabric seagull to stand on it.
I have been visiting beaches for a few week now and have been unable to get drawings or photos of seagulls. Have been told the tide was in, the tide was out, they are nesting, far out at sea feeding. I am taking my camera to the city when I go on Wed as seagulls have gone urban.
Made another bundle of seaweed, wrapped in gauze this time. Boiling up in an old pot specially for this.
A little peak.
This method of marking fabric requires patience.
Was given this card many years ago but still keep it pinned up.
See you next week