Friday, 30 October 2009

I have a little shop!

After much procrastination I have finally got myself a little online shop. Visit Folksy to see my shop 'Everything Glows...'. I have only got a few items up for sale at the moment, but keep having a look as I will add more as I make more! Folksy is a lovely online community of makers who sell, buy and share all things (contemporary) crafty. They are currently running a brilliant competition called 'Upcycle Christmas' to raise money for Sue Ryder Care. It combines my twin passions of charity shop rummaging and making things, so watch this space for details of my contribution.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Open Studio Weekend

A belated update! At the end of September I participated in Cheshire Open Studios, a network of artists opened up their work spaces for the weekend to the public. It was a big task to transform my garden and house into a mini gallery-cum-sculpture garden, my cats certainly regarded it as odd! Some lovely people visited and I got some positive feedback.

The weekend was also a good chance to debut my new jewellery pieces. I have been experimenting by creating flowers using sweet wrappers and stitched with wire, a development of my installation work Everything Glows for the Very Small. Jewellery is a new avenue for my work, a kind of sculpture for the body. I would love to develop it further, creating larger, brighter more arresting pieces.