No blog for a bit as have been panicking! *The reason for the panic was all the stuff I needed to get ready for open studios, Petersfield Arts and Crafts and People of the Heath Exhibition. (Also been trying to negotiate a way back to uni and fit in visit to the Embroiderers’ Guild in my role as Education Scholar to discuss plans for getting more stitch in to schools..all looking very exciting!! More info in next blog! ** Frida (as in Khalo) is my sat nav who gets me from A to B….. I am now a sat nav believer…I used to be very sceptical but am now a convert!!! (With a little bit of help from Ken)
Frida managed to negotiate my drops offs for Open Studios at Romsey and Owselbury smoothly and avoid the crush for Boomtown. Anyway two weeks ago I was in a bit of a tiz about everything so I did the only reasonable thing and left home….went to Gateshead for a bit..fab trip to the Baltic which had some great art on show .
Ida Ekblad – junk but presented interesting way
Tony Swain- great paintings and collage on newspaper
Fiona Tan – huge truck and great film set to sound of narration from Marco Polo travel book..photos will follow just losing will to live with downloading them..so next time ay!
So panic over I have delivered to open studios…Christine Watkins..who will again have great eclectic mix of stuff on show this year including yours truly… I was so pleased to be invited to show there. Had a great chat with Christine who is really lovely…if you are around Romsey please go and see her at her house..drop in for cake and a cuppa you won’t be disappointed!! (Christine and John Slade – the sculptor who works next door will even provide a map to help you negotiate all open studios around Romsey.)
Then I whizzed over to Owselbury to drop more stuff –at the Granary Studios..where I am showing with ‘Room 6’. Another great mix of stuff, tea, cake and demos. ( Hoping to make it to the New Forest to see you too Sarah.)
As well l as being at Open Studios over the next couple of weeks I am helping Lyndsay Taylor at her workshop for Liss in Stitches..where I will be her slave for the day. I am also trying to pull together a children’s entry for the Steep Flower Show…got all the bits just need to put them together now…oh dear!! As well as looking after the kids I think I may have bitten off a bit more than I should have but what the hey…..nearly finished my pieces for the Flora Twort and had a great few enlightening hours at Fishbourne Palace learning about the’ Ashling Hoard’ from Professor Stuart Needham..loving jewelry they recovered..they liked making necklaces, big rings and huge bangles…wonder why it interests me so much? HMMM? More fodder for my exhibits!
Sussex Loop, Bronze Age | The Sussex Archaeological Society
Also managed to cram in a bit of camping WITH POSH CRISPS….though rain hampered our efforts somewhat so we packed up early and came home.
Anyway I have definitive list now that I appear to be on top of..so next???? Bring it on.
PS hope Cornwall was good Sarah and inspirational. Really miss not going there this year x
PPS Christine Watkins 2 Albany Road SO51 8EE www.chistinewatkinsart.com
22 August -31 August 10.30 til 6pm
‘Room6’ the Granary Studios Owselbury SO21 1LU 22-24 August and 27th -31 August
10am til 5pm
Or visit Hampshire Open Studios at www.hamshireopenstudios.org.uk for more info on all the great places you can visit between Saturday 22nd August and 31st August 2015
Petersfield Arts and Crafts Exhibition open on 27th August thru til 1st September 2015
People of the Heath Exhibition Flora Twort Gallery , Petersfield –opens 8 September til ?!