Many of you have been asking me “What is a Tomte?”. This is the story of my Tomte discovery.
Delighted to be asked to be a committee member of Dalkeith Arts. 😊
I am delighted to say that I managed to get my Etsy site built yesterday in order to sell my crafts. At the moment it is all needle felting. Please have a look if you have a spare minute. Feedback is welcome!
Tonight I handed in my paintings and needlefelting to Riccio Gallery in Dalkeith for the Dalkeith Arts Autumn Exhibition. I was very excited about the variety and quality of work that has been submitted. It is well worth a visit to Riccio’s over the next two weeks. I was delighted to see work from artists that I know - pottery from Yellow Door Studio and some lovely soaps made by the children at The Art Club. I also fell in love with some beautiful autumn glass work and a portrait by Newton. Cliff has offered me a deal - sell one of my paintings and I can buy some art. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
The Big Draw is an event run by Dalkeith Arts where an image of a popular painting is divided into equal portions, painted by 16 artists over 2 hours, then reassembled to reveal the image as a whole. I was delighted to participate in the challenge. The painting chosen for dissection was The Harbour (1934) by Sir William George Gillies. I love that the artist selected was local. He was born in Haddington, lived in Gorebridge and trained and taught at Edinburgh College of Art. I hope I did my section justice!