"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Friday, 28 July 2017

busy ... mizzly

We have a misty mizzly day in Cornwall today.  Heavy rain was forecast but it's brighter than suggested.  It wouldn't take that much for the sun to break through the thick white cloud cover.

I find myself with a luxurious three days of free time to work on my textiles and sketchbooks for the September exhibition.  I am also preparing new business cards for St. Ives Textiles and working on the invitation to our Private View.  There will be a new blog post on the St. Ives Textiles website to look forward to as well.

Also, playful work in my "circles" sketchbook and catching up with samples and experiments with the Surface Treatment Workshop project that I am doing with my sister Evelyn.

Over the weekend I will be working on some small stitched samples and weavings for my sketchbook and art cards.  A busy time always.

Please leave a comment and let me know you visited today.  I would love to hear what you are working on at the moment.

Monday, 24 July 2017

St. Ives Textiles annual exhibition 2017

I am pleased to be taking part in the third annual textile exhibition in St. Ives.  It takes place during the first week of the St. Ives September Festival and will be held at Porthmeor Studios on the Back Road West in downalong St. Ives in Cornwall.  The studios are prestigious and a very old and important part of St. Ives art history.  It is a joy to be amongst so many important artists exhibiting and opening up their studios during the two week festival.

St. Ives Textiles' theme this year is "Kernow Inspirations" - taking our inspiration from anything and everything Cornish.  We are spoilt for choice.  Our group currently has nine textile artists and each one of us has taken a different aspect to explore in textiles and sketchbooks.  Interestingly, all of the themes come together as one very exciting body of work.

We have a website and a facebook page if you are interested in finding out more about the group, the artists and their work.  We sometimes host textile workshops to further explore new techniques.

My own particular take on our Cornish theme includes landscapes, the Cornish countryside, seaside and beach themes, beachcombing, rock pools and, always, St. Ives and Cornish cottages.  Other work includes Cornwall's beautiful gardens, in particular Trebah Gardens, Cornish hedgerows, tin mines, rocks and granite, nature found in the Cornish countryside, the St. Ives Textile industry known as Crysede, fishing boats, buoys, seagulls, lichen, stained glass in St. Ives church windows and St. Ives in general.

Hope you can come along and see our work.  My days stewarding are Monday 11th September and Saturday 16th September 2017.

St. Ives Textiles
"Kernow Inspirations" - an exhibition of textile art inspired by aspects of Cornwall
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1NG
9 - 16 September 2017