summer has been a funny old affair, I had so much planned; travelling, meeting up with friends, exhibitions and of course, reading, my summer project for uni; colour and pattern
and work experience. I was doing ok getting on gradually. May bought the Month of Marks hosted by Cameo Curio where I tried to create everyday! I spent the day with Claire Heminsley, teaching her how to work her wordpress blog! It was brilliant, spending the day in her home and incredible studio, oohhh and did I mention the homemade bread – gorgeous!
I’d started my volunteer work at the DCA and got the opportunity to do some classes there and catch up on news from artists I’d met the previous year –
photo etching with Rob
paper making with Marianne
I had the Kalamkari exhibition at the Botanics
I was making progress albeit slow with my summer project when this all came to an abrupt end – I went into hospital for a routine exploratory operation – 20 minutes maximum, 3 hours later I was still in surgery then rushed with lights and siren up to Ninewells 😦 I could write a book here about service design in the NHS – this was the same problem I mentioned back in second year – semester one when I was looking at service design and has been ongoing since April 2010! Need I say more and I don’t really want to write a book I want to print textiles. I still have another 2 consultants to see – this is when I wish I’d had medical insurance.
Anyway I’m still recuperating – I cant believe how my life has turned upside down and inside out and how pathetically weak I still am ! Its been pretty lonely too as I’m still not been able to drive. But this will not beat me – I am gradually starting to work on my summer project again and have attempted to start reading the books, from my list. I’ve been playing around on my web site too – see what you think and perhaps let me know
I’ve had the chance of two other work experience places – one I’ve had to let pass as I was needed straight away but the other with Claire Heminsley could perhaps still go ahead.
AND COMING UP!!!!
From 3 – 11 September I will be taking part in Perth Open Studios as part of the Kalamkari Textile Group, we can be found here. We’re number 37 on the lime route in the wonderful studio of Morag Gray, at Kirkside Studio, Kirkside, Abernyte, Inchure PH14 9SS.
Directions: From A90, Inchture exit follow B953 to Abernyte. At the school, turn right to the church. We are second on the right after the church on the road to Knap/ Tullybaccart.
I will have items for sale at very reasonable prices; screen prints – here are a sample
etchings, collagraphs, textiles and gorgeous bunting, birds and lavender hearts for sale – photos to follow. There will be lots of other arty goodies for sale too.
Hopefully I’ll be back to normal very very soon and I’ll get back into my exercise routine which was started at the beginning of the summer hols!!! and I’ve learned patience if nothing else this summer – hopefully see everyone soon and enjoy the rest of summer x