Thursday, 11 August 2011

Creating goes on

What a month it has been so much has happened that I found it impossible to post or read any blogs. Today as I logged on and started flicking through all that I have been missing, my "Mojo" returned.
Today is the first day of Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham, for those who kindly made encouraging comments about my mother's Alzheimer's and my response to it with a quilt - Thank you all very much. I did send it off without taking a photo, I had to just let it go.
In June I met up with Catherine and Alison, two art teachers who are friends of mine and we had a sharing day. It was wonderful and we enjoyed just playing and experimenting.
In July artist in Cambridge have Open Studios I visited my lovely friends John's, Gina's and Deanna's Open Studios.
John Wiltshire's studio showed the most detailed and interesting paintings and drawings of insects. His work inspires me in the same way that the old masters do. The work shows his attention to detail and his complete mastery of the media which he chooses to use pen, watercolour or paint. Gina Ferrari's studio showed a wide range of work displaying her skill and mastery of many textile techniques, it was pure delight to see those pieces which I had glimpsed on her blog. Deanna Tyson showed her work along with other artists at a quaint gallery close to town, I loved her textile portraits and the kimono on display was absolutely exquisite. I look forward to catching up with blogs and hopefully posting some too.

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Blogger Kit said...

Nice to "hear" from you - wish I lived over the sea so that I could see your piece live and in person.

Looking forward to seeing what you post next,


11 August 2011 at 13:49  
Blogger Gina said...

Love to catch up on the blog and in real life!

11 August 2011 at 21:44  

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