Monday 27 September 2010

Art Brooches For Galleries

Amongst my larger textile pieces and paintings I have also been working on a new range of landscape brooches for The Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry and also for the Leamington Spa Gallery.
Each one is unique, signed and taken from ideas in my sketch book, individual drawn thread worlds, miniature art works which could also be framed.
They should be available to buy from the galleries by next week.
I'm hoping they will make unusual, original gifts, in time for Christmas!
Thank you so much if you have visited and left a comment, apologises If I have not replied.
My normal blogging should resume shortly.

Saturday 18 September 2010

Immersed In My Work

I have been so immersed in my painting and stitching and getting back to the busy school routine, I have not had chance to visit blogs or write here recently.

Yesterday the Herbert Art Gallery contacted me to say they would like me to have a stand in their shop from this October for my brooches and cards and also to produce a range of cards for them especially for the exhibition.
It's very exciting but I wish I had more time!

There are many pieces I am working on, some which I will keep as a surprise for the exhibition.

Here is another quick drawing from my sketch book.

So for now I am going to plug in my ipod and listen to Chopin while I stitch in a world of my own, ignoring the housework again!

Sunday 5 September 2010

Working For The Exhibition

Another piece finished, smaller this time 28cm by 36cm although when framed it will be of course larger.
Inspired by the trees, near a small village where I live, their beautiful roots exposed and entwined.

I have a very busy a week ahead with school, I am working with the A'level art students which is very exciting for me.
There are lots of new displays to put up and many projects to sort out, not to mention all the stitching I have to do when I get home!
My children also start back and for one of them it will be their GCSE year, how did that come around so quickly?

Bye for now M x