The party's over, but we're planning our next exhibition together. This one was very successful and we're planning another one for next year. The photo of Patsy and me outside the gallery was taken in front of this magnificent banner that Patsy put together for the occasion, textiles being one of Patsy's passions. Thanks again to everyone who took the time to visit.
This was one of my paintings in the show. It measures 600mm by 1200mm, quite a large one. Wherever I go of late I've been seeing Chinese lanterns so I decided to incorporate them into a painting. I really enjoyed painting this. I used acrylic paint and lots of layers, building up the colours and adding collage materials, finally I painted in the lanterns.
These are photos of my finished 'Persian nights' necklace made with my fabric beads. I ended up displaying my jewellery on canvases that I painted to suit the individual piece. I was quite pleased with the result. Unfortunately I didn't sell this piece so it may end up in my Etsy store or at one of the galleries.
Back to the Keith Lo Bue workshop. I went junking with Jen and Chris on the Wednesday afternoon and this was my find at The Mill market, a place with lots of individual stalls and great finds. When I showed it to Keith he told me quite a few of his hand made tools came from the insides of an old typewriter, so I'm looking forward to taking it apart, one day.