Sunday, February 24, 2013

Interesting exhibition and other stuff.

Went to the Corinium Museum in Cirencester to have a look at this new exhibition by Bath Textile Artists (click here for more info) especially as I know 3 of the artists very well. So it was a delight to be able to visit this exhibition before it closed. Janet Clarke showed her wonderful felt sculptural shapes as well as more traditional scarves. It was a delight to see her work again. Margaret Heath had skillfully played with layers and hand stitching and used some of the huge stones reminiscent of Avebury as her design inspiration.  Liz Hewitt is stitching and creating textures which are quite unique in interpretation. It was very inspiring to see such diversity in one exhibition.

It was a bitterly cold day and we were grateful to get home in the warmth to a cup of tea, and these lovely daffodils to cheer us up.

I have been spending quite a bit of time in the studio, but lots of brain work going on in the design department... but not a lot to show for it really. I have been working on the Cotswold theme, and playing with shades of grey ( and no I have not read the book!)

Just to stray away from the tonal values of black and white.. I also looked at complementary colours... but am still waiting for the "ah ha" moment.

Meanwhile I have totally upset Herr Schnauzer, seen here reclining on his favourite dark rose coloured settee. This settee has now been well vacuumed and donated to a local company who help needy families to furnish their homes. We had to buy some new seating.. and Herr Schnauzer is no longer allowed to lounge on the furniture. Is he upset???..... you bet!!


ANNA said...

I had planned to go to the exhibition but being exhausted after 2.5 weeks in bed with a viral chest infection, sadly I missed it, so thanks for sharing both the pictures and the links.

Helen Cowans said...

Looks like you're having a wonderful time atm. Also good to see you are in that studio having fun :)