Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back down under

Finally had some time to blog since I got back and also download my hundreds of photos from the trip - no, don't worry I won't go through them all here. But we did have a wonderfully inspiring trip and saw quite a few exhibitions in UK and Paris to keep me going for a while.
I did enjoy the summer school, seeing everyone again, and learning from Ruth. I'm sure students have said great things about the whole workshop time but I did appreciate especially the discussion on the last day being in amongst like-minded people with some great ideas.

I returned to find that both my textile pieces in the NSCG Fire and Water exhibition had sold, so I was fairly chuffed by that. It's inspired me to do more hand stitching so maybe that will get me back into the C&G hand samples I'm mentally stuck with.

I tutored a workshop on Saturday for ATASDA in Sydney on "Contemporary Lace" which was great fun. All the the students were so enthusiastic and keen to try out different ideas with soldering irons, mixed media, and free machining, not to mention some weaving on created grids.
Some great work was produced all round.
Have also been putting the final touches to my piece for "Voyages of the Imagination", the national ATASDA exhibition held in the Palm House within the Botanic Gardens in Sydney.
A section of it is shown below
It's another hand and machine sewn hanging entitled "Old Man Willow" inspired by the forest in "Fellowship of the Ring" by Tolkien. The exhibition opens on Thursday 12 so if you're in the area do call in.


Maggie said...

It was lovely to catch up with you again and glad the rest of your trip was good. Your piece for the exhibition looks amazing.....would love to 'pop' in!! maybe in a few years time!

Anne B said...

Love your exhibition piece. It was great to see you again. Summer school always goes so quickly. Take care.

JaneO said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip and well done selling two pieces.

ferinn said...

It was lovely to catch up with you at Urchfont and share some space.Glad you got home safely .You look to be very busy ,well done on your sales.