Tuesday, 19 August 2014

a little bit more

First up, the Made in Sleat (not sure how long the site will be up) exhibition, held in the Duisdale Hall, the first organised by Visit Sleat but the second time for me to be part of a group of artists showing here - it's been too long! Maybe we'll do it again next year?

Lots of pics, just scroll thru as fast as you like.

That's me, above left, there's all the info in the Made in Sleat link, I don't have the energy to link all the names individually. An interesting thought, I'd like to have been under the Artists list, on the beaautifully made website, even tho I am an artist maker. 2/3 of my work is flat work, I've more in common with the watercolor & oil paintings here as I use watercolor pencils, oil bars, acrylic - I don't use ceramics, leather or precious metal. Where do I belong, do you think? Or am I being pretentious (moi?)

A different kind of produce here 4 delicious (if I say so myself, my family kindly agreed!) greenhouse grown cucumbers about a month ago. & that was it, where are the rest, did I miss something? Lovely sweetpeas from supermarket seedlings, being away in May would have killed all my efforts, that's my excuse ;)

Don't you love the perennial sweetpea the way it fades to that delicious blue?

Ready for another show? Again, just scroll thru as quickly as you like. Such a lot of talent.

 Mine first, so small compared to the amazing giants here! they were in a pretty dark corner of the church, too so they got missed when being photographed for the Skye Quilters Blog but I've been asked to send this pic so it can be added ;) All the credits for this wonderful work is on the link, too.

Great to be part of this group, even tho I can't go to any  meeting til I retire from the day jobs ;( but I enjoyed my day of stewarding. Our very own Festival of Quilts! I've  loved all the blog posts I've been reading on the FoQ - they do have more space than us tho. Great that Jenny's quilt was there, as seen on Julie's blog, 3 posts down.

Well, if you're not exhausted reading all this, I am writing it, see you!


Maggi said...

I really don't like to see a distinction between artist and maker. Don't artists make their work? Does it just materialise from the ether. You are all artists, you all make your work, and that should be acknowledged. OK rant over.

Love the way that the stained glass window appears to be part of your piece in the Skye Quilters show. Some lovely work in that exhibition too thanks for the photos.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

My goodness, a feast for the eyes and such talent! x

chocolatefrog said...

Wow, so much creativity in such a small area! Wonderful. Mind you, who wouldn't be inspired living in Sleat...

Julie said...

Thank you for the link to my blog. I owuld love to have seen both of these exhibitions, there is so much talented work throughout. I did think the stained glass was part of your work too :-)

Suztats said...

An artist creates. You are an artist, not an artist maker, in my mind. What is that? One who makes artists? lol....Seriously, though, perhaps it's a different terminology I'm not familiar with?
Hope you did well in the shows. What a shame they stuck you in a dark corner!

Lesley Crawford, Gaia Art said...

Marvellous exhibition, would love to have seen it. Great variety of work. Maybe next time!

Iz said...

Looking good! There's a lot of talent up there! I agree with Maggi - artist, maker - you should be included!