I have had a bit of a break from blogging whilst our basement was converted for use as my art studio. I’m delighted to say that it is now finished, and I have felt very inspired when down there. We hae rigged it with daylight bulbs and lamps, and the results are really good. I have covered most of the wall facing my work table with self-adhesive cork tiles, and am getting in the habit of pinning my most successful sketches and inspiring images and colour bags. Here are a few pictures. The photo of my sketches looks a little washed out due to the flash on my camera. I couldn’t keep stiill enough without!
I have spent the last couple of weeks concentrating on my sketchbook having posted off assignment 4 for tutor feedback. I got that back this week and feel encouraged by her comments. The criticisms of my final project are bang-on and I feel invigorated to develop it further.
This weekend was the Knitting and Stitching Show a Alexandra Palace, which as well as an opportunity to bolster my stash, filled me with inspiration from looking a some of the work on show. I also had a really useful and interesting conversation with OCA tutor Pat Hodson about my current project and the course in general.
In other extremely exciting news…. I am going to Jaipur on a textiles holiday with Colouricious!! I’ll be travelling with a friend, and we will be going December 2013. Plenty of time to get prepared!