Sold more work on newbloodart today! Lovely stuff. T’was this embroidery. Will be quite sad to see this one go… Flipping exciting to be selling work though. Yes. I should think about putting some new work up for sale I reckon…
I’ve started making more crochet for the upcoming exhibition, which I am (so far) enjoying. It a little bit amazes me that I seem to be doing the things that real-life artists are meant to be doing….! I am so happy 🙂 Take that world, I shall be successful. Went to London at the weekend and saw Grayson Perry’s “Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman” at the British Museum. Was a very, very good exhibition, definitely worth a trip! The idea of craft in art, or as art, this boundary which seems to exist, is something which interests me greatly.
I bought six of these tiny little tatty doilies a few weeks back. I really, really like them, but am not sure what should be done with them… I’ve embroidered this one with red silk. I think the words should be smaller. There’s something very vulnerable about the doilies.
I’ve had my work chosen for a real life exhibition! ‘Do Not Think’ , will be on display in Galeri Caernarfon, up in north Wales, during January and February of next year. I am very, very excited, this will be my first exhibition as an artist, not an art student. As it is a chance to expand on the installation which I exhibited as part of my degree show. Although it did feature 183 delicate pieces of unique, handmade crochet, it didn’t LOOK like enough once it was all nailed up. So between now and the installation of the show, I am going to be making more. There needs to be a higher concentration of crochet, it needs to be utterly overwhelming and intricate. I really cannot wait to see it all up again.
For a change, I have some recent drawings, doodles, from my sketchbook. My sketchbooks tend to be made up of text, naked women and patterns, and I do think that there is an obvious connection between them and the rest of my work. Well, I should bloody well hope so, it all comes from inside my skull!