Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Page a day sketch book.....


During my speedy visit to St Ives earlier in August I popped into a textile exhibition at the Mariners Gallery. There was lots of fab work but I was particularly inspired by the ideas of Sue Dove. She is described as an artist, teacher, curator, she paints, stitches, weaves & prints she is head of HND Textile Fine Art at Cornwall College.
On display in the exhibition was a sketch book in which Sue Dove had done a page a day for a month. I thought this would be a great way to get my creativity going again so after a quick visit to The Tate shop I got myself a small sketch book for start on my return home!
I have been dutifully completing a page since 11th August...
I'm not 100% happy with all of the pages but these are a selection of some of my current favourites:








I'm finding the process a really useful exercise, rediscovering techniques & materials I've not used for years! After the month is up I'm going to continue doing pages but possibly not on a daily basis.

3 comments:

Sue Brown said...

what a briliant idea, artistic exercise. I look forward to seeing the sketch book in the flesh.
See you soon, XXX

ArtShades said...

Some gorgeous patterns Sharon - I can see a few as textile prints. Very impressed you are managing one a day - when you get to one a week I'll join you!

Murgatroyd said...

Gorgeous pages...