Thursday, 20 September 2012
Note to self-: remember to shut all windows, doors and sunroofs of the car when it is parked nearby where I am working with the chainsaw and arbortech. However this did at least create a huge pile of wood shavings and sawdust and have the advantage of being useful in soaking up the vomit when the dog was sick on the way home. Strangely, the car was not stolen overnight despite forgetting to lock the door. It was a productive day nonetheless. I do not think posting photos is appropriate.
Friday, 14 September 2012
Deborah Henry-Pollard is one of those amazing people that artists need! She can do all those things that need doing-: finances, organising, arranging, encouraging, all things 'arts' giving artists time to do their thing. You can find out about all the spectacular things she gets up to at her 'catching fireworks' website and for good measure she is asking artists the same 5 questions each month and you can read my answers
Monday, 10 September 2012
I have decided to stop and take Lee Kumutat's head to be fired tomorrow.This has been huge fun and I have really enjoyed it. So much so I think I am keen to start another portrait soon.....not entirely sure that there are any other willing souls out there but I shall find someone.
Radio journalist Lee with the lovely smile, the date is not accurate, I haven't updated the camera.
Sunday, 9 September 2012
With muscle from the lovely Mr f. I have managed to clear a vast space in the studio. Boxes are stacked, wood is piled, sculpture is stored and all is right with the world, my studio anyway. I shall now go and invest in Radox.
Saturday, 8 September 2012
My fabulous chum Jenny Page reminds me that the Union Gallery in Edinburgh are showing the Mark of Beauty exhibition until 9th September. Trevor Jones put the show together, a slideshow of images by many different artists. Links to the gallery and to Jenny are below. If anyone gets to Edinburgh, do let me know.
Friday, 7 September 2012
Trumpet fanfare, drumroll.....this is the new studio dog Polly, a 10 month cocker spaniel with extra large ears. I found the huge gap that Betsy left when she died earlier this year too much. Polly needed a new home, I needed a dog, it seems like a good solution. She seems entirely unruffled by noise and even slept through the chainsaw, I have checked she isn't deaf, she is just 'relaxed'.
I thought I would go easy on the chainsaw for a while and I am still gluing up clay, a quiet activity that doesn't disturb any one.