Tuesday, 16 March 2010
I have not been able to blog for almost a month now. I have found it difficult to write. I have had very slow progress with my own work, although I have done a bit of sewing and enjoyed it a lot as in photo posted. I guess the end of the Vital Communities project left me feeling a bit empty, even though I have had a few short term projects booked.
After the Vital communities project I started a project with Hemingford Grey Primary in St. Ives. There is a very positive feeling towards the arts within this school and it is obvious as you enter the door. I like the fresh clean feeling all around the school and everyone makes me feel welcome. for the past three weeks I have been working with the entire school to create mixed media pieces on paper fabric. Each child makes a sheet of fabric, then following their drawn designs to create a piece of art based on a water theme. The techniques include printing, collage, embroidery and some embossing on foils.
It has been a rewarding experience and very interesting too, as each year group has produced really beautiful and very different work. The results have been exciting and for two days of the week I look forward to working with them. I am hoping that I will be able to post an image of the wall when the work has been installed. I am anxious to see it come together.