Major countdown is starting! Time to stop thinking about doing things and decide to do them or not, and then get on.
5 major new pieces and the current workbook are now on show in York. They are safe, totally finished , so I can forget about them for a bit. Shame I didn’t make proper records of them before taking in, but too late to fuss now.
The exhibition comes down at the end of March. The Open Studios event starts on the weekend of the 14th of April.
2 week turn around. Very do able. Not a problem.
Unless they sell.
Finally managed to visualise the next steps in the written landscape series – it is getting more 3D and less of a ‘picture’ outcome.
I have several mini garments on the go, different scales, fabrics and degrees of completion and finish. Most are in a light calico – I had some, it is easy to work with on a small scale and the fabric can take a lot of abuse.. The dresses are early Victorian work dress and mid Georgian in style. The Victorian is left open with an incomplete skirt, this might become fused into a landscape. The short frock coat is a muddle of eras- but has a lot of construction still left to do. If you want to know how it turns out and which, if any are used, you will have to wait until I do!
There is also a big muslin landscape panel smelling the house out, drying on a radiator (fabric stiffener!- water based does not mean odourless). Exactly how these will come together I have no ( too many) ideas. It may become free standing – or may not. Depends on how well the stiffener works.
Speaking of which…. time for a second coat of smelly goo.
( I think it is a form of thick PVA-type glue – happy times peeling it off the fingers)
It feels very good to be out on a limb again.