Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Glimpses of an exhibition

I realise there's been very little work output shown on my blog recently. I haven't been idle but almost no new work has been done. I haven't even had time to think much about what is to follow from here - and certainly not had time to do significant experimenting that might be interesting to show.

I have been much too busy finishing, preparing and framing my work for - Stitching A Cotswold Art in the Subscription Rooms, Stroud, Glos at the beginning of November. Further details can be found right in the thumbnail and in a post from last month.

To show something of what I'll be exhibiting, here is a selection of snippets.

Of trees ...


... of walls ...




 ... and of a (not yet finished) geology panel with heavy hand stitching.


And now back to work ... I can put it off no longer!

17 comments:

  1. Fabulous work, Margaret! P.S. Have you received post from me? You should have...or soon.

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    1. Connie -thank you very much for this comment and for the surprise which arrived through the post this morning.

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    2. Watch your mail in the next few days ...! Blogger misbehaving and refusing to let me say this in the first reply! All good wishes, Margaret

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  2. les arbres sont magnifiques... travail formidable!

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    1. Merci beau coup, Elfi. J'adore les arbres.

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  3. Intriguing snippets, especially the snipped snippets!

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    1. Cropping is a wonderful tool - one of my favourite - all those little windows to discover inside work.

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  4. Still really enjoying your black and white work - have a great exhibition!

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    1. Thank you very much - when the exhibition is over, I will have to decide where to take it next.

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  5. These pieces are gorgeous. Good luck with the exhibition.

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    1. Thank you Maggi ... I'm still stitching so time will tell whether the last piece actually makes it into the exhibition!

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  6. These are so beautiful. Just spent the last 5 mins getting lost amongst your trees. Wish I was nearer so I could see the exhibition. Good luck with it.

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    1. Thank you very much Nora. So glad you enjoyed the trees. They have become an obsession, I think!

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  7. These works will make a wonderful exhibit ... crossing my fingers that you get them all finished in time !

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    1. The finishing is going well. 6 framed / mounted and ready. The last still needs some stitching and the last but one wants it's pocket and pole on the back. Now to find my husband with his tools to add mirror plates!

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  8. The work of each of your themes is so beautiful! I am in awe of how the stitching transforms the original/first/fabric layer. And I'm looking forward to seeing the "geology" panel all finished (whenever that may be!) - just love the colors. Sometimes doing this wrapping up of projects can be such a challenge, especially when you're dying to get on with new works-in-progress. Glad to see (in your reply to the comment above) that you are indeed "getting there."

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    1. Very many thanks for your kind comments. You're right about transformations. I often don't know myself how the stitching is going to work out on these improvised pieces. I stitch and see where things take me.
      Wrapping the geology panel up seems to be giving me unexpected last minute headaches. It's a slightly more planned piece and something is just not quite right. If I've learnt anything about exhibiting work, it's not to submit anything I'm not reasonably happy about so I'll be working more on it today and tomorrow.
      I've visited your amazing blog hop post and will comment when I have a moment to do it justice!

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