So as mentioned on my last blog update, I’ve been a super busy bee of late creating new pieces for an abundance of Christmas Pop-Up-Shops which are coming up.
My aim has been to create accessible lifestyle pieces and affordable Artworks so my work can be accessible to all! I have been taken out of my comfort zone…..yesterday was in The London Bead Company in Kentish Town buying pliers and all manner of Jewellery making nick nacks (the staff were friendly and extremely helpful) – useful as I have an array of painted wooden beads but unsure of the next steps.
Here’s a sneak peak at some of jewellery the pieces so far (just need a varnish and will be made in bracelets, necklaces & Kitsch earrings:
‘Duck Friend’ – Earrings
Mini Hand painted Vase
I’m also going to create a few small Artworks and Ltd Edition Giclee Prints
‘The Tree Of Life & Growth’
Here are two of the events You’ll find me at alongside a host of talented creatives:
Live Christmas Project (6th- 21st December 14)
Also taking part in this exciting project are talented Artists (& Friends)
Anu Samarüütel & Marina Ard I’ve exhibited alongside both at Debut Contemporary Gallery and absolutely adored the work they create: Anu’s striking, colourful Illustrations & products fill me with joy and Marina’s intricate late Prints & Paintings are stunning!
So I was delighted when Marina asked me if I’d be interested in taking part in this project
I’m just finalising a new piece of work entitled: ‘An Alternative Alice in Wonderland Tea Party’.
I have created this piece for an exhibition I was invited to submit for in March entitled ‘Milk and Two’.
Milk & Two Pop Up Gallery co. presents: Exhibition ‘Brew’
‘Milk & Two is a pop up gallery with intent to entice the public into the gallery space using the power of tea & art, hence ‘Brew’.
Our chosen theme corresponds with the traditional English dialogue of cockney rhyming slang and represents the word ‘Brew’, meaning cup of tea. The saying Milk & Two also implies a unity & a coming together of two separate entities to create an interaction which is an ethos we aim to portray through our pop up gallery-come-cafe. The cafe culture in art can be referred back to the turn of the 20th century in the modernist era, where like-minded creatives such as Picasso & his cubist comrades gathered to make & discuss art out of the studio & in a socially engaging & inspiring environment. Milk ‘n’ Two aims to emulate this communal but creative culture into a contemporary setting by encouraging the public into the gallery through the inviting name of Milk & Two & the allure of ‘Brew’ Exhibition.’
Naturally I found a way of incorporating Fashion Dolls into this theme; I have always had a love of Alice in Wonderland as it immediately conjures up images of eccentric characters and surreal surroundings at a tea party and I relish the idea of using it as a starting point………..this was a perfect opportunity!
I just need to add a few more small details to the background and I aim to mount and frame it over the weekend.