I learnt an amazing new technique in just a few hours at another hugely enjoyable Living Threads workshop recently.
New York Beauties (names after the spikes on the Statue of Liberty) has allowed me to make a super stylish cushion as a gift.
I highly recommend Living Threads workshops, they offer a large range, taught at Risley, with brilliant tutors.
As you may remember from a previous post, my massive applique work ‘Lace Market’ was accepted for the University Summer Exhibition and was on display for 3 weeks in July.
Even more exciting news – it sold! On the second day!!
Thank you so much to the mystery buyer from Mapperley. You have boosted my confidence enormously.
I hope you enjoy this work, which was made with great care and affection.
Now…on to the next project!
I made these vanilla and lemon cupcakes for a dear friend and her new husband for their wedding.
The top tier is a Madiera cake, the flavour her Grandma always liked to bake.
More details about my cake baking at https://creativityonline.co.uk/cakes/
I’ve given my website a little tidy up – there are now easier links to my textile art, paper craft, cake and marketing activities. https://creativityonline.co.uk/
This new front page image brings all my creative ventures together.
My Etsy shops Paper Roses Shop and Felted Embroidered Art have both been updated with new products.
Do pop by and check it out when you have a moment!
I am studying ferns at the moment. I saw have been thinking about them ever since I saw a display at the Chatsworth flower show. Totally beautiful – robust yet delicate, with amazing colours and strong shapes.
I am felting and embroidering new work in this theme – more news to follow…
I made these bespoke cakes for the last rehearsal this term of Nottingham Youth Voices and Junior Voices.
Cakes & singing = match made in heaven!
More details from my website https://creativityonline.co.uk/cakes/
My massive appliqué work ‘Lace Market’ has been accepted for the University Summer Exhibition. Can’t wait to get feedback from a wider audience!
July 13th to 27th @ Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham.
The great news is, the picture SOLD on the second day, to a mystery buyer From Mapperley. I am beyond excited. There’s more work in this vein coming soon!
After all the Art Trail work, I am now looking forward. I will be seeking little lightbulb moments to illuminate the creative path ahead.
And having a bit of a rest.
I’ll be back to blogging in July.
Tidying up now from the ABC Art Trail. What a wonderful weekend!
THANKS to all the visitors – we reckon more than 350 – amazing given the difficult weather on Sunday.
THANKS for all the interest in my work and supportive comments – it means so much.
THANKS for all the purchases, people were very generous.
- How much my husband enjoyed running his VIP lounge
- Chatting to the gentleman who remembered visiting the house as a child when his uncle lived here in the 1950s and showing him round
- Myriam’s amazing lollies!
- An excited lady buying one of my new large works for her new house
- Talking about my methodologies and motivations
- Watching people enjoying our garden
- and – not least – enjoying working with and getting to know the other wonderful artists on the trail. I am so happy to have found many like minded new friends
The garden is looking lovely – it is filled with textures and shades of green. Pretty weeds and a wild lawn have been encouraged and embraced!
We’re all ready for the ABC Art Trail next weekend, looking forward to welcoming many people to enjoy our art, and chill over a goodie from the Nice Lolly Company.