I finished my embroidery. It turned out to be more like an old fashioned sampler in the end as I was experimenting with different techniques and various patterns. It's a bit all over the place but I think I like it, definitely something I am going to do more of in the future.
I have had the needle and thread out lately, inspired by looking at Crewel and Jacobean embroidery. It's a lovely free form version of embroidery, much like making a drawing in thread rather than ink.
Hopefully this little project will find it's way to being finished very soon and I will have some pictures to show. In fact I've already ordered it a box frame and am hoping to put it in an exhibition that opens next week. Oh yeah... a case of cart before horse I think.
I am in a show that is happening tomorrow night. It's called Moving Hands and there will be art by Andrea Innocent, Cat Rabbit, Darin Bendall and myself, along with music by The Icypoles, Ida Morris, Moon Dice and Yuko Kono.
It's at the Gasometer Hotel - Gas Gallery (484 Smith Street, Collingwood) from 6pm - 11.30pm so if you're in the area please come and say hello!
This is great, I love the illustrations of Sophie Blackall.
What is interesting to me is that she seems to paint the entire piece in shades of grey then add a colour glaze over the top. I think this technique is called Grisaille? (It looks like it might be fun to experiment with.)
My print Tightrope was featured in The Age on Sunday!
(Thanks to a lovely shop called Signed and Numbered, who sell large format, limited editions of many of my prints.)
If you are in Melbourne and interested in visiting Signed and Numbered their shop is located on Greville Street, Prahran. Otherwise you can view online right here:
Signed and Numbered
155 Greville Street
Prahran VIC 3181
Hello dear blog and anyone out there who might be reading my very irregular posts, so far I have not had much to say here this year. I have just finished a job that has kept me busy for months and I'm cleaning up my head space and starting to get excited for new and fun things to do in 2012. For the moment I'm going to post some blissfully excessive candy wonderland pictures by Australian artists Pip and Pop.
(Thank you Mel Stringer for introducing me.)
We got half way through our great road trip and decided to stop moving. Living out of a van has its moments but we gradually got sick of endless driving and over crowded seaside caravan parks. So we made it to Sydney, said hello to Mum, Dad and Grandma then turned back down the coast.
We found somewhere with a lovely beach and a beautiful lake, and booked ourselves into a tiny little house to sit and gaze at the view. Now it feels like a holiday. We are doing nothing.
I love doing nothing every now and again.
(Or whatever it is you're up to this weekend, I hope it is happy.)
Thank you for visiting me this year, whether here at this blog, over at my shop, or in real life at an exhibition or open studio, I really am so grateful. You are wonderful, excellent, kind and generous. I know, absolutely, that I wouldn't be able to do what I do without that support. So yep, yay, thank you, thank you!
I am having an open studio! Cat Rabbit, Andrea Innocent, Isobel Knowles and I, plus our neighbours Miso and Ghostpatrol will be opening our doors for you to come and have a peek. You are most welcome! There will be things to look at, things to buy and possibly even a bake sale.
Open Studio and Sale
Saturday 10 December :: 11 - 4pm
Studio 3, Level 3, 329 Little Collins Street Melbourne.
(I will have original art, prints, calendars, tote bags, gift cards and button badges available. Come and say hello!)
Have you seen this movie Bill Cunningham New York? It is wonderful, you should really watch it.
Button badges are here! There are three different sets and you can find them in the usual spot if you'd like to take a look: