Friday, 2 March 2012

Catching up

Hi everyone,

Seems like after a little flurry of posts I haven't checked in for a while. I have been working, honest. But I've got nothing to show for it. I did decide to go mad and try to get a quilt completed for the EAQ deadline. The deadline hasn't passed, but the quilt is still on the long arm being quilted and is in very early stages. After the instant gratification of painting and digital print I'm finding the quilting process to be so slow. Of course the piece is big and I'm quilting it stupidly close so I doubt it will be done in time. Mom gave me a talking to and so I think I'll save it for Festival of Quilts in August instead. It should be quilted by then...I had big plans for Festival entries this year, but they are rapidly falling by the wayside due to lack of time. I need an army of elves to come in for the night shift!

Good news is that my painting 'A Bird in the Hand' was selected for the Open exhibition at RBSA. I'm really pleased about this. It's been about fifteen years since I last had a go at their Open All Media. Last time I exhibited an embroidered portrait. They're still open to textiles, and when we dropped by yesterday to see the show there was a small number on display, but I liked the paintings and prints best. It's always interesting to compare textiles to painting in a gallery setting to see how they stand up to each other.

Considering that the hanging team have no idea what work might be selected, they had done a great job with displaying the exhibition and we thought the galleries looked excellent.
 My painting is in the room above but it's tucked away out of sight in this shot. Below the keen eyed among you will spot two collagraph prints by Sue Brown. We do like her work. Every time we see lovely prints it makes us want to get out into the studio and play with the press.
Downstairs is the Craft Gallery which consists of a number of large glass cases. The work on display at the moment is from a variety of different makers with the theme of History Makers. There are pieces that reference vintage photos, old books, all sorts. Didn't take a photo there, but you can find out more on the RBSA website.
Hope you're all having a good week.
Talk to you soon,


  1. Thanks for the links Laura; it looks a wonderful space with great lighting. Congratulations on your painting "a bird in the hand" - it must be very thrilling to see it in the exhibition. (Hope it sells!)

  2. Well done Laura, the show does looks good, I hope to go to see it.