Sunday, 28 August 2011

Only 2 weeks to go, oh my!

I can't believe I've been talking about this show for nearly a year & here we are, 2 weeks to go. We'll send the flier/invite we designed to the printers tomorrow, I'll order my Moo cards from...Moo & I'm trying to arrange a bit of a write up in the local paper - the woman who usually does these things is due for an imminent op, she said give it a go myself or cobble something together at the paper....! We'll see. We'll make a poster ourelves for around here abouts & I'm borrowing A - boards & possibly dying a sheet to flap about by the actual hall, anything to attract the attention of passers by! I loved the idea of Jill's mixed media bunting & Ro et alls painted pillars but I've left it a bit late for that something spectacular...!

I've been panicking a bit about quantity so I threw together a collage similar to one before, fabric paper printing stitch glued together. heres the tiny sample


the collage, about 16 x 7 inches



and the hanging, my first this large (I just had to get it in before the last few seconds ran out before the show!) at 44", thats 4 " off 4 feet! by about 14"



I girded my loins & counted what I actually had made, if not framed or backed & it came to exactly 50, which was my initial aim. That includes 5 I got back from the Inverness gallery but not the 6 I've sold this season so I've made 51 for the show over 8 months, pat on the back for me ;) (No wonder I'm a little tired!)

These have got a LOT of work to do still, but I loved making them, glueing a mix of recycled fabrics & some recent sunprinting, printing with a new woodblock I saw when I was at the East sales a couple of months ago - amazing to by a couple of items of clothing & a beautiful woodblock for your artwork in the same place ;) & machine stitching up & down the piece - this might be where less is more comes in?This looks quite faint on such a big piece & sewing thru glue hardened fabric & pretending to be a quilter rolling the 'quilt' up as you go was no mean feat. But I gave it a go. I plan some handstitching with the 6 strand stuff that shows up to much, usually, while watching Eastenders (yes, I watch & enjoy Eastenders!) The flamingo feather came from a playgroup trip, well, 14 or so yrs ago, when I picked up my toddler, put him over the flamingo enclosure fence & told him to give mummy the pretty feather. What would I have done if he'd run away?!!! Anyway, I thought it was about time to use it ;) That little toddler has just become Head Boy, there will never be a prouder stitcher!

29 comments:

Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School said...

Beautiful compositions.
I love the colors and textures.

artymess said...

Good luck you will have a brilliant show I'm sure .....xx

Jenxo said...

yes good luck at the show, hope you sell heaps :)your work is lovely....

Connie Rose said...

All lovely, Emma. Hope the show is a winner!

Beverley Baird said...

Sounds like everything is falling into place! I am sure everyone will love your art - so many gorgeous pieces! Best of luck - and congratulations!

Ro Bruhn said...

Good Luck Emma and well done for completing all of your artworks, the ones in this post look fabulous.

jan said...

Good luck, sounds like you've been very busy, love your collages.

ju-north said...

Hope you have a wonderful arty-time with sales!

peneller said...

Good luck Emma. I wish we could visit but we'll be thinking of you and crossing our fingers for lots of sales!

Julie said...

Your flamingo feather collage will look spectacular! Well done and a very big pat on the back for reaching your target for the show. It will be Mega!

Catharina Maria said...

I wish you good luck , your art is great Emma !!
Love ♥RINI♥

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

Congrats to the Head Boy! We thought him to be a really nice lad : )
All the best with the show. Can't wait to see your Moo cards!

Su said...

They're all looking great - I'm sure the show will be a great success.

Jill said...

Good luck on the last run before the show - I'm sure it will be fabulous - and love the large hanging - hope you will be able to share an overview of the exhibition. Best use of a toddler I've heard!

ArtPropelled said...

You have been so busy! Well done and all the best for your show. Congratulations, Mother-of-the-Head Boy!

Iz said...

My first check on what you've been up to since I got back on holiday, and it looks like you've been busy! I hope all goes well in the next couple of weeks - don't forget to stop every now and then and enjoy the late summer!

Lynda Howells said...

good luck with the showxxwork looks great. x lynda

Kelly Warren said...

This is lovely Emma! Best wishes on your show! I know it will be fabulous!

Katie said...

good luck with your show! that's wonderful, as is your art!xo

mano said...

good luck with your show, emma! all people will love your work!

Maggi said...

Your show will be a huge success. Well done for reaching your target with all the lovely items. I cannot get an image of a head boy running with flamingos out of my head now!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wow, good for you 50 eh! Love all the pieces here. I am sure your show will be fab and you will be embarking on this as a regular course of your days. xox Corrine

Jill Eudaly said...

good luck with the show, can't wait for your report and pictures on the giant sucess it was.
jill

Linda said...

We're all rooting for you (and wishing we could be there). With your beautiful work you can't go wrong! Take lots of photos for us...
XX

Robin Mac said...

what a spectacular showing you will have - your work is so lovely. I agree, take lots of photos to post and show us who are on the other side of the workd so can't possibly get to see the show. Cheers.

LauraX said...

So exciting Emma...wishing you all the best...your work is just gorgeous!

Linda Stokes said...

Fabulous work - your show should be HUGE!
Very best wishes for it & lots of sales.
Thanks for your comment & good wishes.

Heloise said...

Really good luck in the run up to the show and then the actual event. What will you do afterwards? Congratulations to your son too.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Lovely work. Good luck on your show. Wish I could come--would've liked to see your collages in person.
best, nadia