this rather reminds me of the rhino in last weeks post..perhaps it was an omen?

and a broken ipad…why is it that I also try to do twenty million things at once and consequently nothing particularly well? Demoiselles     Last week started off bad, the on-going ‘which phone contract do I go for dilemma’ is getting totally in the way of any artistic creativity.  I am blocked by how many minutes and megawotists do I need and do I really need a new handset debate.  I know and appreciate that in the great scheme of things this isn’t that big a worry but perleease its stopping me from getting on ..I need to draw for chrisakes!!  Not stress about stupid flippin phones!!!. Anyway I put the big phone dilemma to one side while dying all my current work red….and am currently looking into what happens if I try to do it naturally using madder…  (thank you or maybe no thank you Caroline Bell… the whole natural dye stuff has opened up another new world to me) ….work in progress…anyway I managed to launch my beautiful iPad under the car and the screen smashed into a million pieces..80 quid later and still no iPad…watch this space….. can’t show you the lovely pics of my rather vibrant material…you will have to wait!! And another 180 quid later my Bernina is home so can start drawing on my lovely red fabric… To cut along story short I realise that I do have an unhealthy relationship with my iPad and technology in general  – I have even commandeered my son’s tablet with which to continue to stress about a phone contract…so not good!! My family hate me at the moment as I am a phone bore.  Starting to widen the circle of people to annoy so will soon be persona non grata at work …I need to get back to my sketchbooks….

I have been doing some creative stuff …apart from reading about madder and dying everthing red..and I bought a fantastic book in a charity shop all about Velasquez… last week I found out that I had been selected to put some work into an exhibition to celebrate International Women’s Day.  The female is to be celebrated at arts venues across  Southampton throughout February and into March with exhibitions being  co-ordinated by the arts co-operative CAKE.   I will be showing some of my work at the City Art Gallery from February 7 until March 14.  I will also be showing work at METTRICKS – Tea and Coffee House at the end of the month…117 High Street, The French Quarter, Old Town, Southampton SO14 2AA 02380 710583.  Pop along and see the fantastic Louise Bourgeois Exhibition at the City Art Gallery that I told you about in my last post.  It really is fantastic.  The Art House is just over the road and is also worth a look in for a peruse at their eclectic mix of goods for sale and great veggie foods, cake & coffee.

Anyway this is a quick one as I am trying to ween myself off technology and go and do some drawing…. PS…

lets hope so Louise…



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