I’m ever so excited today as I’m making some mobiles for a shop in London – I’ll post more details later – and they’re asking for some lovely new colour ways. I took my camera out to my studio today … Continue reading →
There, that’s time whizzing by, faster than I can keep up with.
Lots going on.
An exhibition of the Artade artists at the Here & Now gallery, Killligrew street, Falmouth, on til 24th May as I remember.
Another Artade exhibition at the Joy gallery, 18 Southgate street, Chichester, on for a week Monday 18th May – Saturday 23rd May.
Apart from that, I’ve been busy making a dress for friends wedding next weekend, I made a simple halter neck dress out of some purplish linen & printed it (after making a stencil from paper) with fabric paints & then stitched over the top in silver. I took a photo but it’s not that good:
my bridesmaid dress
Here are some (also not very good!) photos of some recent canvases I’ve done:
I suppose this will only be fun if you live anywhere near me in sunny Falmouth, or if you know the area well, or if you have your own personal sattelilte with hardcore zoom-lensed cameras on board… anyway, guess where?…..
Wow! A friend of mine visited L.A. earlier on in the year & showed me some images of this place yesterday. They’ve totally jammed up lots of my head space since then. It’s a place called Watts Towers, in L.A., it was constructed by a man called Simon Rodia between 1921 & 1955. He built it all by himself out of steel & concrete, with no help & no scaffolding! The tallest tower is nearly 100 feet tall.
the other day I drove to my studio rather than cycle & I took my camera with me. It was really foggy first thing in the morning but quite mystical & mysterious & magical. I decided to take a detour to the chimney I’m going to be ”smoking” as part of the ‘smokin’ chimneys’ thingy that’s going on down here at the end of June – a whole week of events & exhibitions to celebrate the history of Cornish mining. The ‘smokin’ chimneys’ part is where a whole load of chimneys at disused mines are going to have smoke come out of them (monday 30th june, 8 – 8:30pm) for the first time in years & years & years. If you go up Carn Brae you should be able to see it. Anyway. I’ve been assigned chimney number 7 – otherwise known as Pascoes mine – & I took a detour there on my way to my studio the other day. I took a load of photos (the internet connection’s not good enough right to now to post them so it’ll have to wait) & the abandoned, crumbling buildings looked more like castles than disused mines. It really struck something insode of me & I’d like to do some work about the place one day. I shall have to post the images at a later date though. After I get back form Ireland.