Monday, 23 June 2014

This is what I'm working on right now......

Over the past few years my focus, sadly, has come away from book sculptures and moved more towards designing and creating jewellery pieces.  Much as I love my sculpting my books the demand at the moment is more for my jewellery.

I was thrilled when I received an email from Charlotte Kingston regarding an upcoming exhibition at Craft in the Bay gallery, Cardiff, that was to be curated by Becky Adams.  If you haven't seen Becky's work, get yourself jolly well over to her website promptly.  As a fellow paper artist she is truly inspirational.

The exhibition theme is related to your favourite children's books or those that have been a part of your life.  My temptation is to use Alice in Wonderland, but I won't as I feel it has been reinterpreted time and time again.  At this stage, I won't share which book I have chosen as my theme, but I can share the book I am going to use.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Flock of Words - Part One held at Spalding Library

During May and June Carole Miles and myself aka The Eloquent Fold have been engaging the lovely people of Spalding and encouraging them to share stories of journeys made to and from Lincolnshire.

Using creativity we have Transported people to places and destinations from the memories that connect them to Lincolnshire.

We have heard stories of Prisoners of War; how Mum met Dad over a supermarket trolley and all about how people have found themselves living in places like, Spalding, Crowland and Long Sutton.

Having welcomed returners from our engagement last year was a joy, and seeing those people yet again enjoy our company and the creativity we had to offer put the icing on our cake which we served with tea served in china cups.
Both Carole and myself have spoken to many and have taken heaps of photographs to document our journey into Lincolnshire which will inspire our own art that we will install in each library at the end of August.

And so we leave behind Spalding Library and move onto our next destination which is Crowland library.  I love the abbey and adore the banter that can be experienced when listening to the lovely ladies of the knitting group who spoke of Jackdaws, a local term for those born in the village.