Friday, 24 August 2012

exhibition visit

I've just seen a really interesting exhibition in the tourist office in Issegeac(just over the border from us in the Dordogne.The combination of traditional weaving techniques with far from trad materials is really inspiring and in some of the work, an African influence seems very strong.Certainly worth the visit and made me think.
The work looked really right in the space,though this image is a bit marred by the heater !
Loved this one.We have lichen growing like weeds on our trees, proof positive that our air is really pure.
 Not sure about the feathers ,as I have a bit of a bird phobia, but on the whole,an impressive collection of work.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Hot Hot Hot

The weather has really become summery with a vengeance-weather station recorded 38 in the shade yesterday.I'm needing 2 fans working in the studio, so the felt machine is a boon because it really takes the hard work out of making large pieces.Busy preparing for my course coming up in Sept,re assembling notes/samples etc and trying to fit in printing sessions between, whilst hiding from the heat-yes it really is that hot.
This is a piece for the Dying of the sun exhibition in Perth.Only needs mounting now.

My son makes bespoke campers-could I get him to make one for me like this lovely ice cream van?

Wouldn't it make a wonderful mobile studio?

Finally,some inspiration for another lino cut and look at the blue sky!