I have been busy in the studio getting ready for Christmas. I've started printing some cards using rubber stamps, I started out with blue because it reminded me of snow. I also had an idea of cutting out snowflake designs from patterned paper for some cards as well. I've even started sewing some simple bags to make those shopping trips a bit easier. Here are some photos-
I have also made some table runners and will add matching coasters. I will post the photos next time.
We had a nice turnout last weekend for the Swindon Open Studios 2015. We had around 100 visitors coming to have a look at our work and ask questions which was nice. I did not take many pictures I'm afraid. However, I'm happy to say I was able to rework and finish some pieces which I had started a while back. These originally were all on one large sheet of watercolour paper. I decided which parts I wanted to keep then I sectioned them off and created four separate pieces which were then adhered onto streatched canvas.
Here is a sketch I did on Sunday.
The exhibit will come down on Sunday, 27 September so if you have not had a chance to see it, I would recommend a visit to the Central Library.
Here are some of the photos I took of this weekend's Swindon Open Studio Tour. We had a nice turnout-around 100 visitors over the two days. Thanks to all my friends and family who came to see me, it really meant a lot to me.
The work on the wall is an exhibition of most of the artists exhibiting at the Central Library. It will remain there till the end of September, so those who could not come down during last weekend and this one coming up, can stop by during library hours and take a look. The three colourful pieces on the end are mine.
These are some of my other mixed media art I've been working on for a couple of months.
To promote this years' tour, some of Swindon's Old Town businesses have generously given space in their windows or walls to showcase an artist involved.
I was very excited when James of Minuteman Press accepted four of my pieces in his shop yesterday. He even helped me set up! Here is a photo, if you are in the area stop in and take a look. The artwork will be there till the 14 September.