Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Gallery 14 window

Yesterday Sarah and I did the window again. We were planning to do a pretty girly flowery window for Mothers day  but  didn't really have anything in the shop to suite the theme, except what was already in the window for Valentines.  Then thoughts of spring with yellows, again we struggled. The first thing to do is completely empty the window and give it a good clean. Members are informed of our intentions each month which gives them the opportunity to make something specific. We then look round for items in the gallery. Each item is then auditioned Its suitability soon becomes clear. A quick   check outside confirms our thought. Sarah and I work well together, we think the same way and have the same tastes this makes the job quite quick and easy. As you can see from the pictures it ended up predominantly green. A complete contrast to the last display which was pink. 
Woven scarf by Sarah Cross
Some of my encaustic eggs
Newest member Ged Draytons  needle felted fairy
My encaustic earrings and eggs


Thursday, 7 February 2013

What I am doing Now

My doll and earrings and Sarah s scarf
Have you guessed what the theme is?

I have joined a cooperative called 14 The Gallery in Torrington. I am very much enjoying it and it helps keep me focused. One of my rolls is window dressing along with fellow member Sarah. (She is a weaver and makes beautiful scarves). We are trying to keep the window fresh and interesting by having themes which are planned in advance.

My Textile work  in the background
My earrings

Yes it is Valentines day. We will change it again in a couple of weeks to cover Mothers Day, St Davids Day and Easter. Hopefully this will show case different artworks and also different over all colour scheme. We also hope it will encourage members to think about what they have got or could make for the chosen theme.


The other window is used to feature the artist of the month

As you will see in the side bar I have put some new earrings on my Etsy site, also on Folksy  and my website.

About time I blogged!

Well I don't know where the time goes.
I have been trying to simplify my life and concentrating on the more important things like my business. it always ended up at the bottom of my list, and things needed to change.

Last year my son was married and I did quite a lot of work for that including the flowers, cake and at the last minute 120 cup cakes. The wedding should have been in September but had to be postponed until November because the bride was taken ill and ended up in the high dependency unit in Barnstaple. Although not quite back to normal she is on the mend.