Friday, 3 September 2010

::my blog has moved::

My new blog is here, which means it has moved. I hope there will be more updates to the site and a gallery up soon. I will keep you in the loop.

Insania


Insania (ya gotta love Peter Andre)....perhaps that's what I am or will be if I'm accepted, as I applied to do an art fair in October. There's part of me that's really excited about the prospect and possibilities it could have to offer. Then there's a not so little voice shouting in my ear saying...'Are you stark raving mad!!' I know it's months away, but at present I really don't have much of a body of work to show, so it would mean...action stations...all hands on deck...panic...you get the picture. I don't know when I'll hear if I made it through, if I don't I may just breath a sigh of relief, sit down in the studio and tinker around...no pressure! But for the moment it's time to pack my bags, as the 3 of us are off on our hols, well a mini break to Winchester. So ta ta for now and hope you have a good weekend.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Dreaming


Some dreams are bigger than others, some are more obtainable than others. One of mine is simple...I've been dreaming of making a living from making work that I enjoy. Mmm, now I need to put the work in!

Monday, 19 April 2010

::the birds just keep on coming::


This is another new piece....yes you read right...I know, a feast or a famine right!
It's still in progress, I'll show the end result once a bit more progress has been made.

Monday, 12 April 2010

TA DA!

Things are coming together nicely...progress is being made...a new piece of work...finished
....TA DA!

This is the piece I made for a fundraiser for Haiti which is being organised by a friend of mine....I almost want to keep it for myself!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Inspired

Recently I stumbled upon this ladies work...Susie Cowie. I just love the intricate and delicate nature of her work, which makes it looks oh so fragile, which I think adds to its precious qualities. She's teaching an embroidery class in France for a week in June, which sounds divine. Maybe next year I'll take the opportunity to go to learn more about embroidery, whilst basking in the sunshine and drink wine to fuel my inspiration, although I'm not sure how conducive some of that is to making work! You can find more of her work here...go on have a look you'll be smitten!!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

work has begun!



Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Carving out time

In the last few months my focus has shifted dramatically...I guess that will happen when you have a little one. I love being a Mammy, all the smiles, gurgles, coos, leg kicking and arm waving by far outweigh dirty nappies and sleepless nights and you know what I don't even mind them that much either! That said, I am also at the stage of not wanting to forget who I am alongside being a parent. My passion is art...making, creating and absorbing art are the things that fire me up, that make me feel alive. The last couple of weeks I've been wanting to get back into the studio, I want to get my hands dirty. Although, that doesn't really happen with the work I make these days, but you get my drift! I can feel this pent up energy and frustration in not doing anything creative. So, my goal is to make time for myself, even if that's an hour to sit down at my desk and put my hands to work.
I'm not sure how other women juggle being an artist and also a mother, particularly at this early stage? Maybe I'm being overly adventurous in wanting to get back into my art, when I have a 5 month old Baba to care for. But I'm afraid if I don't begin soon, I'll get used to sitting on my hunkers always waiting for the right time and space that I need, without actually carving it out for myself.
A friend of mine is having a fund raiser for Haiti and asked would I donate a piece of work to raise money. Now, I could go the easy route and hand over a piece that I did last year, or I could take it as a challenge and create a new piece. Based on all I've just said, it would be daft of me to just take the easy way out...so I'm going for it. I've prepped R about taking the Little One for a day here and there so I can focus on spending time making a new piece of work. In the greater scheme of things it may not sound like a major challenge, but amidst the feeding, nappy changes, early mornings and night wakings, time is of the essence!
So, I've got a deadline...over the next few weeks I'll let you see how I get on!