Where have I been, it's been ages!
Not an exciting answer, I'm afraid as I finally had the troublesome tooth removed. This wasn't as bad as it could have been - last time it got infected and I was really ill. Feeling rather guilty as, going for the sympathy vote, I have hitched a lift to Urchfont Manor with Jane Wild. Always more fun to go with someone though but I hope we have room for all the stuff.
We are going to work on collagraphs - Jane has written a brilliant workshop on the subject in the March issue of WoW (out March 1st). I do love the chance to get away to Urchfont for a couple of days and just play. No phones, no displacement activities (well , there is the food and the chat but we still get a lot done). All this is tempered by the terrible guilt that I feel leaving Clive at home putting my Ikea storage units together. All part of a massive tidy up which may result in a big give-away!
Talking of give aways I have a lovely mini quilt by Phillippa Lack to give away. I photograhed it for her article in the March WoW (going to be a great issue). She kindly offered it as a charity give-away so whoever wins it must make a small donation to their favourire charity. More details and photo on March 1st.
I have been doing some work on fossil fish. I do love their elegant shapes and I have lots of stencils so am pushing on. Above is a sketchbook page and below you can see a detail of work-in-progress resulting from it. I have it almost finished but keep changing my mind on whether to put in a conventional frame or stitch it to a stretcher.
This piece may become one of my Ally Pally exhib pieces and I do find that work sells better when framed 'properly' and glazed.
What do you folks think?