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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
|English Durham quilts and cushions on an antique french Corbeille bed|
|1930's Eiderdown quilts|
|My number one fav quilt in my collection is this Allendale English Quilt|
|I am always in awe of the time and effort that was taken to hand stitch these quilts and to keep them in good order like this for over 100 years.|
PS. I also love the word Vintique ... I guess my vintage is now just that.
The following pictures in this post were taken in August this year at the Country Brocante in Wisborough Green, near Petworth, West Sussux. For many many years I always found the best fairs to be around Bath, Somerset, and Wiltshire area's but was so pleased to have found this group of happy sellars right on my doorstep.
Friday, 18 April 2014
|Arise your tangles sweet spring|
Artists all around the Chichester area in west sussex, a very pretty part of the countryside on the South Downs of England will be opening up there private studio's and workspaces for you to peruse their work for sale and see the journey they have made with their art. Full details are here www.chichesterarttrail.org
A taster of all the artists can be seen at the preview art exhibition at the Oxmarket Arts Centre, St Andrews Court, Chichester until April 27th.
She is an award winning artist who favours nude compositions, she creates fabulous work. So I was honoured to be asked.
I am naturally nervous about all of this. There will be a varied selection of artists on the trail, painters, sculptors, jewellery makers and Mixed media. I am more of an ethereal mixed media artist, I am mostly inspired by artists like Klimt, and Monet, historical themes, the Renaissance / pre raphaelite but I also love nature and the seasons.
I plan to show the journey I have made with my art from my beginnings in creative embroidery with my textile art, like this seascape worked in hand dyed velvets and silks, plastics and metal and then fresco style practicing with felts and papers.
|The Blue Yonder worked with velvets, silk, metal and plastic|
|A homage to Klimt - Stiched Fresco on felt and paper of The Lovers|
|My fav so far - A Journal of collages with the theme of Marie Antointette|
The piece at the top of this post was inspired by Spring and worked with threads, antique fabrics and embellishemnts, metals and melted plastics.
The title 'arise your tangles sweet spring' depicts the dead dark tangled lost roots of winter and the rising of fresh new colour and growth that comes with spring, new birth, new hope of greater things to follow that come with the the magnificent strength of the full technicolour of summer.
I hope that my journey will inspire other creative minds to have a go at art and see where it takes them.