Feel like I am standing still while spinning round and round without ever finishing anything! State of anxiety – damp, slightly warm.
There is a whole list of part done things, none of which are at an exciting stage- just slog, fiddle, and general chaos.
Cluck. Proposals and applications for events and exhibitions to finish and send.
The Big Landscape is half way done. So also half not done. So also entirely populating one corner of the workroom floor. Cluck.
Cluck. Ronald the Robe is on his way – pieces for the toile are drawn out. Needs to be cut out and the toile made up, then the cutting table can be put away and I get some floor space back. Cluck.
Prepping work for exhibition. Always takes for ever. and takes over completely. Can’t get out of the front door and have to duck into the workroom. Very big cluck.
Prepping for workshops on stitching , dodgy dyeing and creative sewing with kids. Samples and ideas all over the place. CLUCK.
Have spoken with the gallery and I am going to take a wide range of things in, some may not be practical for their space or commercial enough but they want to try.
The Hospital Words installation may only appear in part and might end up on a mannequin if they can not dangle the jacket and banners as it was at the Old Fire Station. The large hanging is over 6′ and delights in the name of The Big Beastie (supposed to be “Middlemoor, Nidderdale” but ….) and the rest are more conventional landscape pieces. These are the bigger trio, there will be some smaller bits as well!
I find the difference between the Winter pieces and the Summer piece quite mad, it wasn’t deliberate. I had wanted to make more use of vivid colour but hadn’t realised the compositions, style and even density of stitching was so different!