Friday, 29 October 2010
Thursday, 28 October 2010
I need to focus!! Right, tea will help me to do that... i'm off to put the kettle on, make a brew and i'm going to my studio!!
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
This was the other exhibition I saw last week when I visited the Harley Gallery. This one was in the main gallery space downstairs and was a scuplture exhibition by Helen Denerley featuring a wonderful array of animals, large and small. All of the pieces were made from recycled metal, vintage and modern and they were amazing to see. My favourite piece was the rook/crow (top picture), i thought it was full of character and just think it's brilliant how the artist can see the new shapes of her creatures within the metal. This is definitely recycling at it's best!! I thought the sketches on the walls were a great addition to the space, showing how ideas are formed and seeing the final piece in all it's glory. Another exhibition you should go and see... And if you do go for a day out there, there is also a lovely cafe which serves scrummy food, a garden centre, and a farm shop.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
As for other stuff, I am in the process of finally getting some quotes for getting my bird designs printed onto tea towels. Has anyone done this before? I'm thinking I'm going to get a printing company to do all the hard work, so I can spend my time on new designs, rather than learning how to screen print without ruining all of my blank tea towels!! Hopefully this will be on step closer to getting a range of products rather than just the artwork and prints. Watch this space and I'll hopefully have some to show you soon. And on that note, I'll leave you thinking how many people you would like to buy tea towels for for Xmas!!!
What can I say... genius, amusing, striking and quirky... Cleo Mussi is exhibiting her 'Pharmas Market' at the Harley Gallery near Worksop in Notts. It has be to seen to be believed, it really is a good one to see. I particularly loved the fox (who had half of a fox-hunting scene in his tail!!). Really worth a visit, I didn't realise that mosaics could be so inspiring!!
Monday, 25 October 2010
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Let's just keep all fingers crossed that I'll be selling well this Christmas, so I can put some pennies back in the bank.... new MAJOR project in the pipeline for 2011.... needing lots of pennies!! Will tell you more soon when we have finalised a few more details!!
Thursday, 21 October 2010
As for other things, has anyone else noticed how blinking cold it has become? I was freezing today, never quite warmed up, need to get a heater in the studio, or maybe do 20 star-jumps every 30 mins to keep myself warm (as has been suggested by my sister!!) Hmmm, think I'll go in search of thicker socks, jumper and gloves if needs be!! Or just migrate to the house!!
Monday, 18 October 2010
I can't believe how this year is flying by, once again it is getting closer to Christmas and I haven't booked a single Christmas fair. I really do need to get a bit more organised for next year and at least do a couple. I don't know but I'm not sure if the Fair thing is for me, but I do need to get my work in front of a bigger audience. Folksy has gone a bit quiet, but then again I can't expect miracles as it's ages since I have put anything new in my shop.
Roll on Thursday when I will finally get my butt into gear and get my exhibiton stock list together, ready for delivery to Rufford Gallery at the beginning of November and I might even get some new work made, keep your fingers crossed I have no more car nightmares!!!
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
As for other stuff, I really need to get focussed and decide how I want to develop the business over the next six months or so. I am swinging between several different ideas at the moment, and just don't know which way to try and take things. The Creative Business course I'm on has helped me make some biggish decisions which I had been mulling over for a while (ie which type of work to concentrate on and also the big rebrand dilemma) so now I feel I need to knuckle down, and try to spend my studio days actually IN the studio and not racing around catching up with life. I think I've said before I do get quite easily distracted by t'internet, emails, dog-walking, cooking and chatting on my days at home. Well, no longer, I'm going to try a be less of a procrastinator and more of a do-er (or whatever the opposite of procrastination is!!)