Exciting Times…

September 9, 2015 § Leave a comment

I have been a bit frustrated lately. I feel like things are going slowly for me and I have trouble working at home because I get distracted easily and end up having to clean the whole house before I can even start in anything artistic. Then once the house is clean I sit down to work and a cat jumps on my lap, so I cuddle the cat for a bit and before I know it its dinner time and I have nothing to show for it.

I realised the best way to tackle this was to start renting a studio, so when I wanted to make art I had to get out of my house to do it. In theory this would be good for me for many reasons – it would stop me turning into a social recluse (which I am quite close to being) and it would help me take my art more seriously.

I have half-heartedly looked for studios in Bristol before with no luck, but this time I sent out a couple of emails, and suddenly I had found a space and already agreed on a moving in date (which happened to be yesterday) alas all I have to move my stuff with is a bicycle with a trailer so its slow going, but hopefully I should be all settled in by next week.

So I am kind of in transit right now, but still working on some cool stuff. I’ll post some little things I’ve done recently here, I am working on something big, but Its taking a while and I want nice photos to show you.

So I made a cow. Why, you may ask? I don’t know. I just wanted to make a cow, so I did, and here it is!

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That occupied me for a couple of days. Turns out cows are a funny shape. They are very square.

I have also been playing around with some flat felt. I did some wet felting with a bit of hand dyed merino I bought from the British Wool Show, and it turned out looking a bit like a glorious sunset. It was the perfect setting for a little pirate ship.

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I may frame this one. A trip to IKEA is needed!

In other news, I will be participating in an exhibition as part of The Art Troupe, Which will be taking place in November in the Edwardian Cloakroom in Bristol.

More info to come I’m sure.

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