For the past while there has been a bit of a whirlwind a-happening in my wee studio.
These last few months have seen me scribbling & sketching, making & painting.
I have been carried along on a flow of creativity, desperate each day to get back to my desk and
not enough hours in the day for all i want to do for the exhibition that is fast approaching!
Many moons ago i learnt to pattern cut & sew and designed & made clothes for a living! Above, some of my designs from way back. My threads, fabrics & ribbons have long been gathering dust so I decided it was time to bring out my collected treasures & start again. It has been such a long while since i did any sewing so you can imagine how excited I was when ideas began appearing in my sketchbook of faerie creatures & tiny costumes, bedecked with feathers & bells & shining things!
I have had such fun making tiny heads & feet & hands, learning to make little dolly wigs. Stitching ribbon & beads, feathers & shells onto faerie costumes. Watching these wee creatures taking shape.
Now at last I am very happy to announce my latest creations ~ my "Galloway Faeries".
Still in the final stages of finishing & adding & tweaking.
If they can be persuaded (for they are rather shy creatures) they will make an appearance at the upcoming Kirkcudbright Art & Crafts Trail 2013, now in its 10th year.
I am really rather excited about this event as my dear Mom & I are to be exhibiting here at the beautiful old 17thC Tolbooth art Centre, in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway during the art trail. We are venue 27, upstairs on the top floor, in what was formerly the debtors prison!
Kirkcudbrigth Art & Craft trail website here
Dowloadable brochure here
I made it into the brochure this year ~ thats my hand shown below painting "The Travellers".
As well as my faeries, my paintings, sculptures, driftwood creations will be on show, and prints & cards. So do drop in to venue 27 upstairs at Tolbooth to say hello if your about.
formerly the debtor’s prison is now used as a gallery - See more at: http://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/member/tolbooth-art-centre#sthash.LKHV5Ved.dpuf