Monday, 26 December 2011
Sunday, 25 December 2011
And as it's Christmas thought I would give you a real treat with the delectable Colin Firth and his Rudolph jumper in Bridget Jones's Diary when he turns up at Una Alconbury's New Year's Day turkey curry buffet. Merry Christmas everyone!
Sunday, 18 December 2011
|Housewife - High Value, Low Cost|
|Try to Do Better II (Embroidered Applique on Husband's shirt)|
|Try to do Better II (detail)|
|Try to do Better I|
|Try to do Better I (detail)|
|Work of Maria Burleigh|
|My 3 pieces of work|
Saturday, 10 December 2011
|Maria Burleigh with Janet's help|
|Good old Dave!|
|My Housewife apron|
|Everything starting to take shape|
|Maureen and her blessed stapler|
Thursday, 8 December 2011
Walking through the Bull Ring I spotted the Bull getting his new Christmas sweater. Turns out it was Stitches and Hos Knitting group in Kings Heath doing a spot of Knit Graffiti on our Brummie Bull. Would you believe I belong to this group but have never actually been. I could have been part of this! You know sometimes I have an overwhelming urge to just pick up my pins and knit but there's always something that gets in the way like making sandwiches or cooking dinner. No wonder its taken me 20 years to knit a fairisle cardigan. Now I just need to sew it together - not another 20 years I hope. Can't believe everywhere I look in the shops there's Fairisle and Nordic knits - they went out of fashion and now back in. I think we can blame Sara Lund in The Killing for that. Oh how I love a good woolly jumper - its what makes winter so worthwhile - that and casseroles and stews.
Monday, 5 December 2011
Having joined the Solihull Artists' Forum (SAF) back in the summer its really exciting to see the newly built website with my art work featured on there. SAF is a group of professional artists based in and around Solihull who meet and raise awareness of art in the community. We have exhibitions and monthy talks to encourage the development of members and promote their work. There is also an annual art trail which is like an open studio event where people visit SAF artists in their own homes and studios to view and talk about their work.
|The Cycle of Life|
|Awash with Laundry|
Our Pre-Degree Show has also got a mention on the SAF website.
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Went along on Thursday to view the gallery and sort out our spaces. Anyway we have provisonally chosen spaces but difficult to know exactly how much space each of us will take up. Should be better on set-up day. It gets nearer and nearer and time is running out. Can't believe its only on Friday now. Getting a bit panicky now to say the least as there is so much to do both for the show and for the assessment.