Thursday, 7 March 2019

First day at the SECC, Glasgow

I've had a great first day at the Exhibition Center in Glasgow at The Creative Craft & Scottish Quilting Show, where I get the chance to demonstrate, thanks to the organisers at ICHF. My theme this year is 'Between the Tides' a theme that will last me the rest of my life!

People seem to love the sketchbooks & I reassure them that if I can make one for myself, then so can they - it's amazing to be able to inspire oneself just by putting a few marks down, representing something you either see or think about & keeping it safely in a recycled book. It doesn't have to be perfect, in fact that word just isn't in my vocabulary & I like to reassure others of that.

I'm in with some good company which I find delightful - Jennie Rayment, Sheena Norquay,  Wendy Dolan, Val Hughes, Helen McCook, Gillian Cooper, Kerry Mosley & the Queen of Rust, Bex Raven. I'll be able to get round to see more of the lovely work on their stands tomorrow after 'settling in' today.

Also along the theme of Between the Tides is a workshop I'm doing nest week in 2 parts at the local college, I'm hoping it will run but peeps seem to be pretty busy at this time of year!

It's kind of an abstract bit of shoreline,  rock & sea or even sky!

I'm making a few sample pages in a BtT sketch book, for me & for the next workshop, 3 little sections which show a progression from sketch to stitch (or collage to sketch to stitch) with a collage in between - it's ongoing.....

I haven't done as much stitching as I'd have liked over the last couple of months but I did enter some local photos into a fundraising calendar competion!

I made a few sketch/collage a day pieces, I allow myself not to panic if it's not every day

I've done some bright 'relief' stitching, well, just for the hey!

& of course a few heart cards for Valentine's Day ;)

Looking forward to another funfilled day at the show tomorrow, & more stitching of course.