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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Exhibitions And Stitches


It's been a while since I have updated my blog due to the amount of stitching I have been immersed in.
I'm working on a whole blanket, my landscape engulfing me as if I am part of it!
My stitching becomes more intense as I work over the larger areas of tree tops, the light more dramatic, the colours more vivid.
I will show this larger work at the exhibition, the picture above is of my miniature landscapes which, I think, are like my stepping stones to the vast pieces I am working on at present.

A couple of weeks ago I met Richard Elms who interviewed me about my work for The Herbert Art Gallery Podcast Boiler Room series.
You can here a snippet of my interview  here http://www.theherbert.org/index.php/home/podcasts, it's episode three and I'm half way through the programme.
The rest of my interview will be on their website nearer the time of my exhibition.
Talking of exhibitions there are many interesting ones to visit this year at The Herbert, do check out their website, at the moment they have a costume exhibition which you could get involved with, see here http://www.flickr.com/groups/herbert_dressed_up/
They are asking you to contribute photo's of your very best outfits and the best ones will be included in the exhibition!
I'm looking forward to visiting many exhibition this year including one in the Summer at Compton Verney, a historical house and gardens which is now an art gallery.
The exhibition is Stanley Spencer and the English garden and looks at Spencer's lesser known garden views and landscapes painted before and just after the second world war.
I know that this exhibition will be inspiring.








11 comments:

Valerianna said...

I look forward to seeing a landscape that envelops you as you work, how intriguing!

La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful work!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I cant wait to see your big stitched pieces.

cardinal arts said...

hello! nice to see your lovely trees - and happy to hear your stitching is going well, altho sounds like it is taking all your time!
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Bozena Wojtaszek said...

Hi,
I just discovered your blog and beside the admiration, I also found that we have something in common - those little tress. Mine are totally different but anyway (and I too used them as a banner in my etsy shop). Are we sisters in soul?
Of course I would like to see your exhibition but it is less than possible (I'm in Poland) so I will wait for the pictures.

Stitch1Peta said...

I loved your last big landscape so I am really looking forward to the next one. If I win the lottery I'll come to your exhibition it's a bit far from south Australia to you for a day trip

JP said...

nice to hear you are still well and enjoying what you are doing

Inge said...

I am looking forward to see you latest work. It is always a inspiration visiting your blog. Wishing you lots of patience to finish your work in time. Habe a great day, Inge

ruthie said...

I cannot wait to see your lanscape, i can just see you sat adrift in a sea of silks & stitches.x

Heather said...

How exciting to be working on such a large piece. I know it will be wonderful and am looking forward to seeing it.

Steve PP said...

I love the miniatures , they are absolutely lovely!
Good work!