Wednesday, 19 January 2011

WORCESTERSHIRE ARTS TRAIL

A date for your diary...

27th - 30th May 2011

I've sent my form off for the new Worcestershire Arts Trail! I'm looking forward to being involved in the first event over the May Bank holiday weekend this year. There is still time to apply at the closing date for applications is now 31st January....so get your forms in ASAP! We are hoping this will become a popular annual event as there is a wealth of talent in Worcestershire & it's great to be able to visit artists, designers & makers in their studios. Many participants will also be demonstrating or holding workshops during the 4 day event.


Many of the studios at The Fold are going to be taking part & lots of the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Makers members are involved too.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Altered Book project catch up!

It's been a little quiet on the 'Altered Book' front recently....I had not found the time to do the project before or during Christmas! However I've spent a very enjoyable day with friend Sue Brown today & completed both the Nov/Dec & Jan/Feb pages. All I have to do now is wait until the end of Feb to see the finished books & receive my original book back (I can't remember what I did in that first one????)






These images were produced using a combination of photographs, stamps, inks, b&w photocopies, collagraph print & metallic oil pastel.

Sunday stroll....

After an inspiring visit to Baileys Homestore near Ross on Wye (no photos allowed I'm afraid) we had a little trip to Chepstow visiting Tintern Abbey briefly on the way (needs another visit when we have more time?). Discovered Lydney Harbour with fabulous views over the estuary, you can just see the Severn Bridge in the distance. I love the colours & patterns in the sandy surface...










Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Rob Ryan exhibition












Today was the first creative thing I've really done this year so far....
Visited the Rob Ryan exhibition at the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford

'YOUR JOB IS TO TAKE THIS WORLD APART AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN...BUT EVEN BETTER!!!'
The show has been on since 13th November & finishes this Sunday 9th January so there is still a little time left to see it!

I'm glad I managed to get there as I've not seen any of the paper cuts in the flesh before only as reproductions. The work is really amazing....I don't think I'd have the patience???
These are a few of the photos I took this morning - lots of them are at funny angles to try & avoid reflections on the glass.