Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Evolution Challenge...

There was much deliberation after our last exhibition as to where we should venture with our next body of work.
So, we've decided on a three month working period with a chosen abstract word. The next word will follow on, something like a chain reaction. We're not sure how this will pan out, but we're always up for a challenge.

Evolution was chosen in November, that gave us time to get our thinking caps on so we had thoughts and ideas to bring to the January meeting.

At our first meeting of 2017 last week there was much excitement to see each Maids interpretation. And what an assortment of topics turned up...evolution of the square, personal sewing, dragon flies, that's just a few of the responses, below are some snaps which may give you a better idea...

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I'll leave it to the Maids to share the details of their topics with you, but I think you'll agree there's a diverse array of subjects being explored.

I'm hoping to carve out some time tomorrow and get stuck into my piece, which I will then try and share with you.

Thanks for reading

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Post Card Exchange...

To keep our creative juices flowing over the festive season Rosemary set us a challenge - create a 6x4 postcard on the subject of 'New Beginnings', to be exchange as a Secret Santa at our local eatery in January.
Although at the time we were not very enthusiastic, we all agreed it was a good kick start to the new year.

The results below show, any title can inspire a creative bunch.

'New Beginnings' Post Card Exchange

Hope you enjoyed this brief post. I'll be back soon with news of our next challenge and share a few snaps from this months meeting.

We appreciate you taking the time to read our post, we'd love to hear any of your comments.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

New Beginnings

It has been quite a while Dear Reader since I have posted anything but here I am again and ready to get my teeth into our new challenge. I am not sure if I am allowed to divulge much information about our new theme but suffice to say all will be revealed after our meeting on Wednesday. Here is a photograph of my preparation and first attempts. I have, like most of us, lots of fabrics stashed away just waiting to be used and I have promised myself that I will not buy any new fabrics at all for this body of work. Can I do it? Does anyone care? I will let you know in time.
Cheers for now and hooray for lighter evenings and approaching Spring.
Margaret P

Preparation and Beginning