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Monday, 2 January 2012

A New Year Of Stitching

What a year of stitching I have had, it has taken over my life, yet as far back as I can remember threads have always been an obsession.
The need to be creative is always there, in part, it is the desire of trying out new threads and materials in my art work.
I can't stop at the drawing or painting there is always the need to express it with the complexities of  surface texture, for the fabric to take on the energy of my landscapes.
For 2012 the plan is to continue developing the larger pieces, although they take considrable time and energy, combining them with the smaller collectable works which I will occasionaly add to etsy (some added today).
Next week I have the first of two workshops I will be running at The Herbert Art Galley and I'm hoping that I may be able to run more in the future.

I have been featured this week in the online art magazine Art Daily and my local newspaper The Kenilworth Weekly News .
I also want to thank Lorrie of Illusio Creative who has kindly included me in her blog post "I must go down to the Sea"

The combination of fine art and craft is growing across many different fields, this was apparent at The Birmingham Musesum's Exhibition "Lost In Lace".
What a fantastic, exqusite, thought provoking exhibition, do go if you can, you can view images on Birmingham Museums flickr page here including many paintings from the gallery.

Wishing you a very Happy Creative New Year!

Michala x

10 comments:

Valerianna said...

That bottom left image has captivated me! A darker color scheme than usual for you, dark winter or evening? I love it as it seems to capture the light here these days. Abundant blessings to you in the new year... and congratulations on such a wonderful, creative year!

Rachel said...

A Happy and Creative 2012 to you too!

Iceni UK said...

I can hardly wait to see your incredible embroideries and to met you. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to be there on the day I visit.

Annie said...

The exhibition looks great!

Did I read the post correctly? You are going to do larger pieces? Wow. Take my hat off to you. Don't know how you do it.

Good luck in 2012.

Annie said...

The exhibition looks great!

Did I read the post correctly? You are going to do larger pieces? Wow. Take my hat off to you. Don't know how you do it.

Good luck in 2012.

Robin Olsen said...

It's wonderful to see all your glorious pieces on one page. It really shows off their lively movement! A very happy new year to you!

Amelia said...

wow - you must feel fab with so much happening and such great achievements. It's so nice when life moves forward like this :)

Happy New Year!

Amelia.x

Dot said...

What a feast for the senses! I love your textile art and hope to see a large piece up close one day. I hope 2012 brings many, many wonderful things your way.
Dot x

Dorien Ruben said...

Happy new year! I wish you a year with loads of good things and creativity and inspiration. I am excited that you'll do larger pieces. I hope you'll give us some photos of the things in progress :)

Heloise said...

Happy New Year and may it be a wonderful creative one for you.