remember, this is a VERY long project so no breath holding please.
At the last post the initial idea of the tree trunks were on, pinned and temporary. Since then the fields behind have had a layer or two added, the rough ground at their base is begun and some of the trunks have been made more solid. Of course each task meant more to do on the next one, so it is easier to say than do, and certainly quicker.
I have other tasks that are taking priority at the moment which means time spent on this is like a holiday – rare and to be enjoyed. Having the studio space is such a good idea- by the time I have cycled there and climbed the stairs all the pressures have been left behind (or I am too puffed out to care). It is a bit of a haven, very basic, minimal equipment, and no need to tidy up, just open the door and walk in then walk out and shut the door. Bliss.
Those other prioities –
Urban Decay – a mixed exhibition at Blossom Street Gallery, York. Me and 4 other artists – Jill Tattersall, Sharon McDonagh, Simon Sugden and Linda Harvey. Opened on the 18th and running until the end of February.
Film and Fabric – an informal York Textile Artists ‘show’ through February and into March, at The City Screen in York . This is not a gallery but an independent cinema which has artists showing through out their public spaces including a rather nice cafe.
There is of course the Company of Merchant Taylors banner to make. Samples have been done, plans and sequences ignored and I am started on the big curly foliate flourishes ( acanthus leaf (?) moustaches), the helmet and lion mask – all at the same time…. well, what did you expect? Logic? Self discipline? Rigid scheduling? Where’s the fun in that?
And a talk and workshop for the Durham Embroiderers Guild, and teaching and tutoring at home and at the Viking Loom shop, and… it sounds busy, but I am constantly amazed by my powers of distraction and inertia.
I think my goddess name would be “She Who Says ‘Nah, Do It Tomorrow'”.