Whisked away to Australia
March was an interesting month. We were called away to Australia to help out family there. It was hands-on getting reacquainted with our 15-month grandson and meeting the latest addition, Albert who was only a couple of weeks old – an unexpected privilege and pleasure.
It has meant a rush getting back to lots of admin for Artwey and Open for Art as well as getting back to sewing.
Framing “Castles and Ruins, Church Ope Cove” in recycled pallet wood.
I completed this textile picture in February just in time to go in the Open for Art brochure.
The great news is that, although are brochures have only just started to circulate, someone saw it in the brochure itself and has bought the original!
It will still be on show from 18th May to 2nd June, just not for sale.
Completing my 3rd in a series based on the Scilly Isles.
My hand-sewn textile picture “Old Grimsby, Tresco” is finally completed after 9 months stopping and starting with the lovely Belladonna Lilies in the foreground and is now framed.
“Springtime St Catherine’s Chapel”
I have been working on this since my return and it is not too far off finishing.
I am preparing for my next exhibition, from 17th April to 14th May in the Café Octagon in Poundbury by taking a quick look around and having a rather good breakfast.
I also went to Swanage to pick up stock from Walford Mill which is sadly closing its shop, to deliver Open for Art brochures and to visit Gina Marshall in her lovely gallery New Wave Gallery, Swanage to plan out my exhibition there: 15th July to 18th August as guest artist.
I have been taking photos of the view of Fortuneswell taking in the sea and Quiddles from Chesil, I shall be doing some sketching in situ and then start the textile as soon as I have finished the Abbotsbury picture.