Time is moving on. Looming large on the horizon is York Open Studios, when local artists open their doors and invite people in. York’s event is over the first two weekends in April. Definitely looming.
Trying to get all the jobs done is daunting but it must start. Work is being made, new ideas and exploring media and technique still continue. Mixing painting with the stitching still has a vitality but I do need to get out and push it further. I have been trying to play more with layers and the painting side, but still it is the stitching that engages me, the physical handling and manipulating makes it more personal.
There will be new pieces shown for the first time, some older pieces have been cannibalised in the experiments and present themselves in new guises with new characters, as well as some of the other media work to look at.
The Tattymouse tribe grows slowly as new beasties are joining the crew, Tattycats! Began as a gift for a friend in hospital, they seem to be gaining momentum… at least this is Tc2. I am not yet sure about them/him/it. It will look different with the scraps and embroidery on it.
And of course there are other things happening- visiting the Ferens Gallery in Hull to view the Open Exhibition, I need to take more to the Art in the Mill Gallery in Knaresborough. The York Textile Artists group have local shows in the offing (City Screen in May) and are applying for more !! Hopefully we will be exhibiting in the Summer too.
I am teaching at the Viking Loom but am putting together a series of workshops of my own too – keep an eye out, numbers will be small.