Well, we have had a few brief flashes of summer but I am still in my winter PJs. It’s been a good time to catch up with our families in the UK over these past 2 months once Dorset Art Weeks was finished.
Dorset Textile Artist Carol Cruickshank completes textile picture of Olivia’s Art Studio
I finished my surprise hand-sewn textile picture for a very lovely friend, Olivia Nurrish. When she came to visit my open studio for Dorset Art Weeks, I showed it to her and she really loved it. Neil and I chose a flamboyant frame to match her flamboyant character.
Dorset Textile Artist Carol Cruickshank does Dorset Art Weeks
Neil and I prepared 3 rooms and a beach hut full of our creations. Although we had fewer visitors than usual, we still sold well and met some lovely people. I sold the originals “Lunch at Quiddles” and “The Old Higher Lighthouse, Portland”.
Newest Textile picture by Dorset Textile Artist Carol Cruickshank
During Dorset Art Weeks I worked on another picture based on The Portland Bird Observatory and then completed and framed it the following week. It is called “Coastguard Cottages”.
Dorset Textile Artist Carol Cruickshank and Neil Cruickshank exhibit at the Hayloft Café on Portland
We put up some of our work in the Hayloft Café yesterday, a lovely eatery by Penn Castle on Portland. My newest textile “Coastguard Cottages” is now hanging there.
In the Pipeline for Dorset Textile Artist Carol Cruickshank
I am ordering in more cards, tiles, placemats and coasters ready for “The Dorset Summer Show” on Saturday 31st July to be held in Dorchester Market 10am.
I am now working on some family projects and a commission.
As always, you can see and buy Carol’s products from her Etsy shop.