Doodle Pen-pal

I know I’ve posted this blog before, but I’m STILL looking!

I would love to find someone who would be interested in being my doodle pen-pal; the way I see it is it being like writing letters but replacing the letters with a doodle. It would be a kind of conversation in artwork. I think it could be a really fastinating project, with some interesting work to come out of it. I think having an exhibition showing the whole ‘conversation’ would be great – of course, this conversation could carry on for maybe years if we both enjoyed it & were inspired by each others work.

I imagine the work to be anything that you want it to be – a photograph, a few lines on a scrap of paper, a more substantial piece of work… but I do feel that its important that it’s a conversation, & that the work you post to the other person would be in some way a reaction to whatever they had last sent to you. Even adding to what they had sent you.

Is anyone out there interested? I really think it could be a very exciting thing to do so get in touch if you think you’d like to take part.

“It’s not what I expected!”

Home again home again after a packed busy weekend away doodling, partying & admiring beautiful Devonshire landscape.

My doodle at Sidcot Arts Center on Friday night went really well, I had a most beautiful space to doodle in. It’s a brand new building & I was doodling on the landing of an oval-shaped stairwell. To my left was a column of windows which changed colour as the sun went down, to my right were window-shaped sunshine-&-shadows of the trees outside (before the sun went down!) & in the middle was my long (not quite sure exactly how long but possisbly 3 meters…?) bit of paper to doodle on!

It was a fantastic experience & I met some really loveley people. I’am REALLY looking foreward to going back on October 10th (the national Big Draw Day) to finish off the doodle & do another one.

whooooosh!

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

my bridesmaid dress

Here are some (also not very good!) photos of some recent canvases I’ve done:

cats eyes & the things they open doors to…

Yesterday as I cycled to work I wizzed past a couple of cats eyes on the side of the road & I thought to meself ”tomorrow I shall cycle slowly along here & pick ’em up”. So today I did just that. but what I wasn’t expecting was for there to be a loveley proportioned silvery washer to be nustling up against the cats eyes (there were 4 in the end! oh lucky me) which I thought to be a real bonus.
BUT! the joy was not to end there.

As I cycled through Lanner I spyed another washer which I stopped & picked up. When I got to my studio & emptied out my bulging pocket I discovered that the 2 washers I’d picked up were IDENTICAL in their diameter & size of hole! Not only that but they are also both silvery, rather than the rustyness that most washers I find tend to be.

Now that really did make my day.