MMMMY oh my its a layered old life this applique ting.
I have spent the last few days layering a heady mix of liberty florals, leather, reflective nylon, linen and metallic cottons..... shape after shape... pins, three rolls of masking tape and a clear steady methodical mind.
Bjorn Lie - The famously fabulous illustrator come artist extraordinaire from Norway!
I am still working on the border. Initially a mad mix of circle and oval shapes - now growing slowly into a psychedelic floral burst with a sprinkling of stripes and the occasional rainbow.
It has grown ... and I find myself tutting once again for not starting the design smaller and leaving room for growth.
It happens every bloody time and I end up fighting a battle trying to de-squash it from its borders.... let it breath - shift things around, knock things back.
Have had several visitors, lunches and glasses of red in between. (evening only please note!)
I am delighted by the steady flow of great mates and talented creative friends that have called in and given their approval. I have made sure that some of 'my elite' have visited to give lightning critique and ensure that I have not stitched myself into the damned thing.
I love their relentless enthusiasm, humor and encouragement. Their knowledge and appreciation. Feeling slightly sentimental at the moment.
God Damn I am going to miss them when I leave Brizzle.
I am going to have a massive fancy dress leaving do.
BY THE WAY - Open Studios WEEKEND at Jamaica Street 12th and 13th June.
Put it in your diary - my last one and its going to be FABULOUS!!!!!
Next Thursday 25th at 2-30pm -
I am doing a public talk about my work at
The Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool in conjunction with my exhibition.
Please call the gallery on 0151 709 4014 for tickets.
Should be fun!