Yippeeeeeeeee! Building Control have approved the plans for my art studio! Bi-fold doors have now been sourced and ordered. I am ridiculously excited and can’t wait to get started.
I had the honour of seeing the wildlife on the Isle of May with my friends.
Today marks the day of the inaugural “Made in Midlothian” event (10am - 4pm, Eskdaill Court, Dalkeith) showcasing products made by people based in Midlothian. Clifford Lough and I will be there selling our bottle lamps, garden sculptures, needlefelting and prints. Dtacos Taco Van will also be there selling his mouthwatering tacos. I am running a needlefelting demonstration. We believe we have supplied something for everyone with a variety of stalls (pottery, wood turning, lamp shades, cake, art, crafts, reflexology etc.), free demonstrations, free live music, food, workshops (for adults and kids), massage. Who doesn’t like food, art, music, free textile mending?! There are many very talented people in Midlothian who would be delighted to have your support. I hope to see you there for a blether if nothing else!
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!