Saturday, 26 July 2014

The week that was

OK, so I had the exhibition


Disappointingly quiet but these things happen


 proud of my new work despite there not being enough people around to appreciate it







My little helper!



 Enjoyed the Highland cows on the way home & didn't have too much road rage when some people stop in the middle of the road to take pics (I parked up safely) or go too near the cows for their own good ( I keep well away from horns that can gore you with a small turn of the head!)


even had time to relax on the terrace - I felt I'd earned it


I'd like to do more sketching - this wisteria follows on from my last post ....can it really be nearly 2 months ago?
 
 
 I'd sketched this building from a Macdonalds in Eastbourne when down for the wedding - all I could find in there was a napkin (lovely tape showing thru there ;) & some left over paint from printing below that. I need to work more on my sketchbook



 Working on 2  pieces for the Skye Quilters' exhibition; there I go jumping from neutrals to brights again....



 last but not least a little success in the sale of a piece at the Made in Sleat exhibition, poster below  - we had the opening tonight & I sold my lovely owl feather, I say lovely as I'll miss it but it's gone to a good home.


Mounted on watercolor paper as kindly suggested by Isobel, thank you.


Here's hoping for a busy week!

13 comments:

maryom said...

Such a shame the Plockton exhibition was quiet -sometimes you need a few days of heavy rain to send people looking for indoor attractions :) Love the new work. It's making me feel inclined to get my needles and threads out again - maybe in september after super-long college holidays...

ju-north said...

I'm always amazed at the amount of work you pack in! The owl feather piece is lovely. You'll have to do another one. Shame about the small attendance at the exhibition. That's one of the reasons I don't do much in the way of textiles these days - they just pile up under the bed!

Living to work - working to live said...

I too love the new work. I really do. Shame the attendance was a bit bleurgh but at least you're getting your work out there which is such a fabulous thing.

Lovely that you are back blogging too.

Isobel has gone on her holidays. Are you off anywhere any time soon? Hilary xxx

Maggi said...

What a pity more people didn't come to see and but your beautiful work. Congrats on selling the owl piece.

Linda Stokes said...

Your exhibition work looks lovely - shame you didn't get more visitors but congrats on the sale.

meta said...

At least you know you have an audience on your blog!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh the work is beautiful, too bad it was a quiet time, I think your friend is right, a bit of rain would have driven folks inside. Now everyone wants to be out and about. xox

Jan said...

I'd have come! Yes, you can pat yourself on the back for having beautiful work exhibited and created. Their loss for not having attended. I do hope it doesn't get you down. It tends to me so I rarely do shows any more. Glad you are enjoying your summer and taking time on your terrace to relax. Sit there and work in your sketch book. You live in such a lovely place. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

Kim Henkel said...

Beautiful work! and I too would have come if the miles weren't so many!

Julie said...

I'm glad your owl feather has found a good home but sorry that Plockton was quiet. Well done for getting down to some sketching, they look great. And your studio helper is beautiful.

Carole Reid said...

Hi Emma, summer shows are so tricky! If the weather's sunny and warm people go to the beach or their gardens but if it's too wet they stay home with their tea. It makes me sad that your stunning work wasn't seen by many. Do you have more show's coming up?

There is no way I would get too close to those horns! Sort of like the foolish travellers who want to feed the bears or moose at the side of the road!

Happy August to you. xo Carole

Anna said...

Your work is lovely, I love the feather piece. It's so random whether people come to an exhibition, good luck with the Skye show.

jackie said...

I'm pleased you sold your feather piece, don't be dispirited, its like that sometimes - in fact most of the time where I am sitting. Try to enjoy the process.