Sunday, 29 June 2014

Insta- Love!

Well I never!
Mrs B has gone all brave and joined Instagram!
There's a little button thingy on the side of the blog for you to press if you'd like to join in the party, or here's the link if you fancy a virtual cuppa and a custard cream or three.
Hope to see you there chuck!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

A Journaling Jolly!

This morning we had a good old play and natter at The Steel Rooms, where I was invited to hold a Journaling Workshop.
It is such a lovely space to work in and everyone brought lots of their special scrips and scraps to work with.
Julie and Pat preparing their mixed media transfers.
Lucy 'Lu' and Deborah having fun and getting messy!
(Do you know that Lucy didn't get one spot of paint on her cardi!)
Julie made a beautiful double page spread about her baby girl.
Stitching, gluing and painting.
Tracey, Dawn and Emma having a good old chat.
(Now I have noticed that Katie has evaded my photos...I'm so sorry that I haven't got a good snap of you me dear.)
Emma's fabulously abstract journal layout.
Dawn in action...
Journal power!
(Oooo I spy you Katie!)
Just look at Tracey's Docs!
There is something so beautiful about paper and stitch.
The morning seemed to just go on a flash and I am so sorry and cross with myself that I didn't take a photo of everyone's work.
However, we will hopefully get together another time for a full day of journaling together again.
As well as a fabulous studio, The Steel Rooms has a gallery, a shop of pure temptation and the most deliciously Devine cafe...
Look! Jam jar mugs!
And, to top off the most perfect day, I received the most wonderful
presents from Deborah and Miss Lucy Lu...
(Well, actually it was a present for Mr.Raddit.)
Just look at that ear shoot up in surprise!
'Thanks for my delicious carrot and lettuce feast!'
And thank you Lucy for my loom bracelet, I feel so trendy now!
Woo! Hoo!
Thanks to you all ladies for a lovely, lovely day!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Painting In Progress...

T'other day I had to paint.
I had a serious case of painter's itch.
So I grabbed the very large canvas that I had used on the 'Introduction To Abstraction' workshop at The Steel Rooms.
I love working on previously painted canvases as you find unexpected layers underneath and the surface texture has already been built up.
There's still a long way to go, I haven't touched on the top right hand corner section yet, and there's more work to do on the abstract background.
This is the stage where I have to keep popping in, adding a bit there, taking a bit away here.
It's a bit like playing chess against yourself but with paint!
Off for a lie down now...!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Girl On A Swing.

Since the Mandy Patullo workshop at the wondrous Hope and Elvis studio, I have really been enjoying working with scraps of antique quilts.
There is something so therapeutic about hand stitching through those soft layers of fabric.
I worry that I will not do it justice, but hopefully I am adding another chapter to its history.

The Social Event Of The Year!

Last Thursday was the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design End Of Year Exhibition at the brand new 3irty 2wo Gallery Scunthorpe.
This brilliant exhibition space was master minded by the irrepressible Michael Burkitt, who liaised with North Lincolnshire Council and Art In Unusual Spaces.

Adrianne at the ready!
Karolina and me striking a pose!
Deep in art- related discussion (honest!)
Jessica Charley.
'Alpha Romeo Car Seat'.
3D Design
Coventry University.
Kerrie Corfield
Fine Art
University of Lincoln.
Vicki Wray (of sunshine).
'Sluts and Hoes'.
Fine Art
University of Bolton.
Tom Askew.
'Kvelertak promotion material'.
Graphic Design
Nottingham Trent.
Charley, looking very lady like.
Strike a pose Jack, Hollie and Tom!
Jack Trought.
'World Cup 2018 Promotion'.
Amy Smith.
'I Wish I Could Tell You That...'
Fine Art.
Hollie Marshall.
'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'.
Fine Art
Kingston University.
Adrianne Drury.
Laura Chafer.
'Identity Box'.
Fine Art
Liverpool John Moores.
Charley Robinson.
'The Youth Diaries'.
Manchester Metropolitan.
Laura Camplejohn.
Fine Art
York St. John's University.
Karolina Koston.
University of Sunderland.

Jasmine Bolton.
' A Man Named Jack; Abandoned. Cherish. Discover.'
Coventry University.
Aiden Slee.
Fine Art
Wimbledon College of Art.
Anna Terros- Martin.
'Every Contact Leaves A Trace'.
Graphic Design
Sheffield Hallam.
Olivia Valentine.
'The Grand Literacy Gala'.
Graphic Design
University of Leeds.
Lauren Turner.
Nottingham Trent.
A romantic moment...aaaawwww!
The beautiful Sophie and Sharon.
Da boys!

Da girls!
It was buzzing!
Speech! Speech!
Thanks Molly for the beautiful ch-oons.

Me and Vicky Wray- of-sunshine.
And like all the best parties, it spilled out onto the streets.
I used to teach Hayley...hello chuck!
We start em young at John Leggott, here Naïf is telling Edward all about the principles of composition design.

Hannah, the photo bomber extraordinaire!
Things started to get a bit rock and roll at this point....
Nick, have you pinched my wig perchance?
Just to day a huge WELL DONE to all the very talented students.
Farewell, enjoy the big, wide world and don't forget us!