This really is going to be quite a short post today because I have spent the week printing with soy wax screens, photographing the process and, so far, getting five blog posts written for the ‘And Then We Set It On Fire’ blog. My posting starts on Wednesday July 1st but you don’t have to wait until then to see some great fabric collage things going on over there from Cris Winters. Although I can’t show you any details of what I have been doing, I can show you the pile of fabric that is accumulating. Lots more still to be done. However, there are also a lot of links so, if you fancy a bit of browsing, you might want to settle down with whatever is your drink of choice and enjoy.
I was thrilled, earlier this week, when my latest purchase arrived and I hurried off to the local sorting office to pick it up. Lisa Flowers Ross is a fellow SAQA member who produces award winning work and each month she has been offering up to three of her older artworks for sale under her PWYW scheme (Pay What You Want). The offer is only open to her newsletter subscribers and lasts for 24 hours from when you receive notification of that month’s offering. And it really does mean, pay what you want. You make an offer that you can afford and if yours is the highest offer then you get to purchase a piece of Lisa’s art work. I fell for the latest offering which entitled Anni’s Sunset and made my offer. I had missed out in the bidding at the Fiberlandia Spotlight Auction so still had the money that I had set aside for that. You can imagine my delight when Lisa emailed me to say that mine was the highest bid and the piece was mine. It is now hanging on my bedroom wall, in a space that has been waiting to be filled for some time and I love it.
You might want to head over to Lisa’s website and sign up for her newsletter which is worth having for itself and which will also give you the chance to own a piece of Lisa’s art.
Just over a week ago I headed off , with a friend, to Bilston Craft Gallery near to Wolverhampton to see the latest Through Our Hands group exhibition, The Liberated Quilt. It really was an excellent exhibition and is certainly worth a visit. I went to their first exhibition at Leamington Spa and, in my opinion, this one surpasses that. It was a lovely airy gallery space with very helpful staff and, if you are considering going it is on until July 25th. They will be having an exhibition at Festival of Quilts but not all the work in that one will be the same.
Here are some general photos of the exhibition. If you want detail you will have to go and see it for yourself!
This was the first one by Els van Baarle
Then came Ester Bornemisza’s
And then Susan Lenz’s
And finally, a general view of one of the walls of the gallery
There were some wonderful wooden dragon sculptures in the garden, nothing to do with the exhibition but we were able to sit on one and eat our lunch. I do wish that I had taken some photos but I was too busy juggling my panini and cappuccino!
That was my week, I hope that yours was as good.
I’m linking up with Nina-Marie Sayre’s, Off the Wall Friday – another link for you to follow to see what everyone else has been doing.
Thanks for visiting