I have recently had problems logging into my blog, in fact I thought perhaps all was lost, but thankfully and miraculously I am now back to blogging!
So much has changed with social media since my tentative steps into sharing my work on my blog.
Facebook, Flickr, instagram to name a few and I have only recently acquired an iphone!
This year I have been using instagram as it's so easy and quick to upload my photos , if you use it you can find me here http://instagram.com/michalagyetvai
I have been stitching more than drawing during our cold Winter months, at the moment I'm trying to finish my very large landscape based on the poem by Stephane Mallarme L'après-midi d'un faune and this inspired Claude Debussy's music of the same name.
I find the music incredibly inspiring, the flute mysterious, it takes me on a journey through a deep colourful, enchanted Summer forest.
|"[This prelude] was [Debussy's] musical response to the poem of Stephane Mallarmé (1842–1898), in which a faun playing his pan-pipes alone in the woods becomes aroused by passing nymphs and naiads, pursues them unsuccessfully, then wearily abandons himself to a sleep filled with visions. Though called a "prelude," the work is nevertheless complete – an evocation of the feelings of the poem as a whole."|
I hope to exhibit this piece at Bilston Craft Gallery opening on the 16th May with the international textile group Through Our Hands. The exhibition is called "The Liberated Quilt"
I'm really looking forward to meeting all the other artists who belong to the group.
I will also be showing my textiles with them for the first time this year at The Festival Of Quilts at the NEC in August.
Then at the end of the year, again a first, I will be exhibiting with The Knitting & Stitching Show in London, Dublin and Harrogate!
So I hope you may be able to visit me in one of these venues.
Next week I'm packing for a trip to see my sister in India!
I will be staying in Bangalore but I will also be travelling to Jaipur and Jodphur, I'm very excited, as I have never travelled beyond Europe before.
My new sketch books have been purchased, I'm sure the experience of a different culture will have an impact on my art work!
I hope that I will have a lot to share with you on my blog in the near future.